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TS 'IMMENSE
COMPARED TO COST
PUBLICITY EXPENSE B.RINGS 10
. .. . .. i . i
TO 100 TO UNfc in v.vu
ONIST RETURNS.
pendlture In advertising for colon
lets haa produced colonists' invest
ments' In Oregon that make thel cost
of publicity seem slight.
Reports came yesterday to William
McMurray, general passenger agent of
the O.-W. R. & N. Co., showing in de
tail how $K worth of advertising of
a town's rsourcees either by the town
or Portland commercial bodies, or the
railroad, has led to investments of
$100 to $1000. The reports showed
that most of the incomers are remain
ing, that nearly all have found Ore
gon's resources rather understated
than overstated.
Fifteen Thousand Have Come.
The colonists rates on the transcon
tinental lines began March 10. They
will end April 10. About half the time
has gone. There have arrived in the
state, in round numbers, 15,000 peo
ple. They are broadly divided into
three classes, namely, capitalists, la
borers, and homeseekers. In the third
class are included the large number
who come as "scouts" for people back
east. They come to "spy out" the
country, to report on resources and
opportunities when they return. L4t-
tio has been written or said concern
ing this class, but they are to be the
leaders of the colonist movement an
other year, and that they should be
given full opportunity to find out all
concerning Oregon, and that they
should be warmly welcomed and well
treated, la conceded by all commer.
clal bodies.
To learn the real value of the col
onist movement, Mr. McMurray had
written to a representative of every
town along the, Harrlman lines, ask
ing for information. It came, a
great sheaf of personal letters.
A carload of farmer-folk had come
all the way from Medford, Okla., to
La Grande and very one of them lo
cated; Locate on Farms.
To The Dalles came families from
Colorado and they located on farms.
Three families from Texas did the
same- thing, taking more than 300
acres of fine fruit and grain land,
each. A family from Des Moines, Io
wa, bought 80 acres of fruit land ;
thirty other families were various
ly located. A small colony of Ger
mans came direct from the old coun
try and took laud to raise ducks, as
paragus and poultry. They said they
had made good at this sort of thing
under the kaiser.
The correspondent from Salem said
the colonist movement reminded bim
of a snowball that starts rolling high
on the mountain and gathers speed
and size as It proceeds downward,
until It becomes an avalanche. The
colonists with whom he had been
talking had been attracted Oregon
ward, not only by the publicity, but
by the exhibit cars. They were peo
ple come to take up small tracts of
land and there, build homes.. About
Salem, said the writer, only one
fourth of the land was under culti
vation and only one-twentieth of it
producing as it should.
From Eugene came news that the
homeseekers were locating on small
tracts, that 60 to 100 people were vis
iting the city every day and that ex
pressions of satisfaction were continu
ously heard.
In the matter of a welcome, Eugene
seems to have it on all the other
towns of Oregon. The Commercial
club there has a ladies' auxiliary,
and like the .women everywhere vher
ever the work is worth while they
are extremely busy. They take the
addresses of all visitors; they call
on all newcomers; get acquainted,
see If they are satisfactorily locat
ed, and make the- welcome thus con
tinue over several months. The re
sult is that those who come stay.
"I am surprised and delighted with
the colonist movement of this year,"
said Mr. McMurray. "It is exceedingly
profitable to Oregon. From now until
the colonist rates go out of effect! the
dally arrivals will be greater and
greater, "I want to re-emphasize the-
necessity for warmly welcoming all.
My reports show that.Oregon is draw
ing population from nearly the entire
world. The places that had been the
objects "of Colonist movement" are now
being deserted.' But those 'who come
to Oregon and are, properly Introduced
to the climate, the soil and the re
sources, and, above all, the people,
will not leave." -
Tercentenary Of
King James Bible
Throughout the British empire prep
arations are completed for the fitting
observance of the tercentenary of
the authorized version of the Eng
lish Bible. In England London will
bo the center of the; celebration, which
began March 26 . with special thanks
giving services in all the church.
es. The Bible, its history and his
torical sketches of the origin of the
authorized version of the English
Bible v formed the text of every ser
mon Sunday. The churches of ev
ery denomination in Great Britain
160 acres 3 miles from town, 160 acres home-!
stead adjoining, horses, cow, machinery, etc.,
$2600. : . '
720 SlCreS about 500 acres irrigible; 550 acres
tillable; 250 acres in crop $35.00 an acre.
1 77 1 -2 acres on Slope, 160 acres tillable, 140
can be irrigated. $9000. t . , ? : " -
Residence Lots $100 to $400
' Business Lots $IOOO to $4000
Dwellings $4 O to $5000
Best and Cheapest Fire Insurance, Burglary
Insurance, Surety Bonds, Abstracts
W: E. TAGGART, Maa-
ENTERPRISE, : : v.- i . OREGON
la Grande Iron Works.
D. FITZGERALD, Proprietor.
Foundry and Machine Shop. - Casting1 and Ma
chine Work done on short notice.
, Wf'LSO MANUFACTURE FEED MILLS
" . Sawmill break down jobs promptly attended to
: GIV?- US A TRIAL
and, In fact, all English speaking
countries, will Join In the observance
of the English Bible's birthday.
The celebration will not be confin
ed ; to London. In the course of the
week meetings will ' be ' arranged in
leading provincial centers in Scot
land and Ireland, similar to the large
mass meeting to be held in the Royal
Albert Hall "on "Wednesday.-; The
celebration will continue for several
weeks and will reach its climax and
conclusion on the Sunday following
Easter.
Will Interest Many.
In connection with the interesting
celebration the authorities of tte
British Museum have arranged an ex
hibition of a historical character
which will attract the attention and
hold the interest of the thousands of
Bible scholars who will visit London
during the tercentenary celebration.
The exhibition will be divided into
two sections, manuscripts and print
ed books. The manuscripts ' will Il
lustrate the progress of the Bible
from the very earliest times, start
ing with examples of thes Hebrew
and Greek originals, and golngon to
the Latin Vulgata, which brought the
Bible "into England. There will also
be numerous examples of early Eng
lish manuscripts, produced at vari
ous intervals down to the time when
the art of printing was introduced.
There will be about thirty examples
of biblical manuscript illustrating
the various periods mentioned.
The printed -or book section will
start with a. copy of the first example
of a portion of the Bible printed in
England, this being Tyndale's New
Testament produced in 1526. Other
examples of printed works will show
all editions produced in 1611, when
the special committee appointed seven
years before by James I, to revise
the Bible for all time,-produced the
result of its labor. There will also
be specimens of some specially inter
esting additions of the authorized ver
s Ion since that date.
The exhibition will include a speci
men of practically every Bible in the
jiuseum, excluding, however, mere
translations into foreign languages of
the authorized version. Several copies
will be accompanied by documents
Illustrating their history, and the lan
guages and dialects represented In the
whole collection will include Hebrew,
Greek, Syriac, three dialects of Egypt
Ian, Latin, Anglo-Saxon and English1 of
the middle ages, Tudor and Elizabeth
an periods. r
It was in 1603 that the Puritan wing
of the Church of England petitioned
James I for the revision of the Book
of Common Prayer. Ta bring about a
f.'nal settlement of the matter, which
caused considerable dissension among
h!s subjects. King James summoned
conference of learned men. theo
logians and Bible students, which con
vened at Hampfon Court, In the king'
presence, on January . 14, 1604. It was
during the four days of that confer
ence, which clearly '' showed the di
vergence of opinions; regarding the
existing English texts of the Bible,
the Great, the Bishops' and the Gen
eva Bible, that James conceived the
Idea of ordering a new version, of
the Bible, hnceeforth tq be accepted
as the only authorized version. He
dismissed the conference, however,
without disclosing) his plan.
On July 23, of the same year, he
called the same scholars together once
more and charged them with the task
of making a new version of the Bible
based upon the Bishops' Bible from
which they were to deviate only where
absolutely necessary. The fifty-four
scholars of which the conference con
slated, organized themselves into six
subcommittees and with all the avail
able material, from the original Greek
and Hebrew manuscripts, Bishop Ul-
fila's Gothic translation and later Lat
in, German, French Italian and Span
lsh translations to the English Bibles
of Wycliffe, Tyndale, Coverdale and
the Geneva Bible at their disposal
began their task which was not com
pleted until seven years later. The ex
act date of the completion of the work
is not known, but It was at the begin
ning of summer.
0
Bargain in Timber Land
Owing to ill health I must go away,; and I offer for
sale ray timber land at Elk Mountain
280 A -res Good Saw Timber
Yellow Pine, Tamarack and Fir. Good soil,, living;
stream. year round. 15 miles from Enterprise..
Good county road. $6 an acre. Easy terms.
; I" GRAVES, Enterprise, Oregon
TAXATION OF LAND
VALUES IN CANADA
(From the Toronto Dally Star.)
Edmonton may be called the home
of th slnela tax. Thou eh the name cf
Edmonton has been on 'the map for
over a hundred years, the period of
its larger growth may conveniently be
dated from 1904, the year the city
charter was granted.
In the charter the principles of the
single tax was adopted as the basis
of assessment and taxation, that is,
taxation on land values only, with
no tax on improvements; and this
being now the sixth year if its opera
tion, It Is of Interest to Inquire how
it works out,- and how the people like
it.
The single. tax Idea was modified
by the addition of business and in
come taxes, but the head of opinion
here is towards taxation of land val
ues pure and simple, and it Is prob
able that In a few years time the bus!
ness and income taxes will be discard
ed. The people like the system. One
hears no sentiment at all In favor of
going back to assessment of building
or improvement values;. It la simple
and easy of administration and equit
able "in "results. It ''prevents, or at
least tends to prevent,' the holding
of land vacant "for speculative pur-
posts. Two ' pieces of land equally
well located, one vacant, . and the
other with a million dollar building
on it, would " contribute, outside of
the business tax, exactly the same
amount to the city funds, so that
one can see that the holding of the
land vacant or with cheap, light rev
enue producing ' buildings is not apt
be a profitable venture for any
eat length of time. Of course the
ecent rise in land values has been
so lapld and so phenomenal In ex
tent that so trifling a thing, In-com
parison, as taxation has hardly been
given a thought, but taxation neces
sarily keeps pare ' with rise In land
values, and in the long run it will
not pay to hold onto unimproved
town sites.
Outside the business center it costs
no more taxation to carry improved,
revenue producing property than It
does vacant land similarly situated,
and that fact alone must in the long
run result in a compact, well built
up city, and It Is as well a factor to
ho taken Into consideration in the
purchase of outlying lands In the corporation.
The corporation, of Edmonton em
braces now about ten thousand acres.
It has a total assessment of thirty
millions and a tax rate this year of
seventeen mills on the dollar. ' The
general assessment is based on land
value only, fixed by the assessor. He
guided in fixing this value by re
cent sales, by his knowledge of the
property, its location, etc., and In
arriving at this he pays no attention
to the character of the building or
whether it has any building on it at
all or not.
The satisfaction ' given by the sys
tem of taxation followed in Edmon
ton has Induced other corporations
to follow suit. ' .
Strathcoma, the city across the riv
er, with 5000 Inhabitants, imbedded
the ."system Into its charter. This
year that city, has progressed so far
towards the pure single tax as ' to
cut its business tax In half. '
The City of the" Plains, Regina,
Investigated' and adopted the plan.
The biggest city "of the west, , the
young giant of the coast, Vancouver,
has gone the full length, and this
year adopts the single tax pure and
simple, land values only, without
business tax. The result there will
be watched with the widest Interest.
It is the first to go the whole hog,.
and to go it on an extensive) scale.'
Enquiries 'and delegations from
many" "parts of Canada and 'from
man parts of the United States as
well, .have". reached Edmonton '"on 'in
vestigation' bent.'anV the sy sterol may
already be "said to have obtained a
solid foothold In the west..'""
," The' simplicity and ease' 'of 'admin
istration of the system is" one of its
chief beauties, 'It is much ''easier to
compare ana; equivalate assessment
6t land "than" of buildings or person
al property. . There are practically no
appeals, made -from assessed, values
as such. . . The whole business of the
court of revision for the city is dis
posed of In a sitting of an hour or
two duration.
Lame shoulder is nearly always due
to rheumatism of the muscles, and
quickly yields to the free application
of Chamberlain's Liniment For sale
by all dealers.
Advertisers want your trade.
Professional Cards
jj Office
i
107.
THOS. M. DILL
ATTORNEY-AT-UW
In Litch building. Room
Enterprise, Oregon.
E. R. FLACK, M. D. C. V.S,
Veterinary Surgeon and Dentist : :
County Veterinarian. I
Enterprise, Oregon. '
"Our baby cries for Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy," writes Mrs; T. B.
Kendrick of Rasaca, Ga. "It is the
best cough remedy on the market for
coughs, colds and croup. For sale
by all dealers.
COLONIST
FARES
C. T. HOCKETT. M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
I
Office la Lltch building. Room
!L 115. Home bid. Phone In office
X and residence.
l4-
DR. W. L. NICHOLS.
Osteopathic Physician
135-137 Litch BWg.
Hours, 8 to 5 dally. Phone
at residence and office.
mvvw
w-
W. C. KETCHUM
DENTIST - ENTERPRISE
Office in Lltch Building. Room
121. Home Independent Phono.
v it-t
Averts Awful Tragedy.
Timely advice given Mrs. C. W'H-
loughby, of Marengo, Wis., (R. No. 1)
prevented a dreadful tragedy and
saved two lives. Doctors had said
her frightful cough was a "consump
tion" cough and did little to help her.
After many remedies failed, her aunt
urged her to take Dr. King's New
Discovery. "I have been using It for
some time," she wrote, "and the aw
ful cough has almost gone. It also
saved my little boy when taken with
a . severe bronchial trouble." . . This
matchless medicine has no equal for
throat and lung troubles. Price 50c
and $1.00. Trial bottle free. Guar-
anteed by all druggists.
DR. C. A. AULT
PHYSICIAN. AND SURGEON
Office In Bank Building.
Horn phone both office and
residence.
' J. A. BURLEIGH
I ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
; : Office im Lltch Bulldlnc.
Enterprise, Oregon.
DANIHJL. BOYD
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW ....
rmcuci in an otate uourui &a
Interior Department. Careful at- X
T . . tantlnn ts nil tin tain aoa X
From the Middle and Eastern portion
of the United States and Canada to
OREGON, WASHINGTON AND THE
NORTHWEST
will prevail dally
March 10 to April 10
over the
Oregon - Washington
Railroad & Navi
gation Co.
end connections, the
OREGON 8HORT LINE, UNION PA
CIFIC and CHICAGO A NORTH
WESTERN
From
Chicago at . .(21 W
St. Loula 00
Omaha $&6 00
Kansas City 25 0
St. Paui J6 00
and from other eltlee correspondingly
low.
You Can Prepay Fart
The colonist fares are westbound
only, but If you have relative or
friend or employe in the; Stat whon
you desire to ring to this itat you
can deposit the value of the fare with
your local ralroad scent and , an or
der for ticket will be telegraphed
to any point deelred.
Let the World Know
Of our vast resource and splendid
opportunities for' - a '
HOME BUILDING
Call on the undersigned for good
Instructive printed matter to send
Bast, or give bim the addreee of
those to whom you . would like to
have such matter tent. -
WM. McMURRAY,
General Passenger Agent,
Portland, Oregon. .
V. SIIEAHAN & COOLBY
LAWYERS - ENTERPRISE
T PractlCM ' In Stilt ni1 FartarU
1f
W. B. APPLKQATC
Notary Public
Collections made. . Real HHti
sought sad aold and all business
matter .. attended to. flsll on or
writs ms. , ,.'
PARADISL, OREGON
Cartfin Banking Insurtt Hi Saftty $ DtpttSt."
Depositors Havs That Guarantee at
WALLOWA NATIONAL BANK
OF ENTERPRISE. OREGON
CAPITAL 150,000
6UKFLU8 160,000
Wc Do a General Banking ..Business.
Exchange Bought and Sold on
All Principal Cities.
Geo. W. Hyatt, President
Geo. H. Craig, Vice President
W. R. Holme, Cutbiei
A. J. Boehmer, Ami. Cashier
Geo .S. Craio
J. H. Dobbin
D1BSOTOBS
Geo. W. Hyatc Maxth A. Holkk
W. R. Houns
Stores that advertise
goods at rlgbt prices.
have the
IN LATE WINTER
AND EARLY SPRING
Ws seldom feel JUST RIQHT
At such s time tASPARIUi is the best and
safest Blood Purifier, the most successful
Srescnption tor spring humors and such
iaorders of the blood as boils, pimples.
pustules, blotches, sore nd cutaneous
eruptions. Kasparilla la admitted to be
the beat remedy for that lack of energy
and the peculiar debility so prevalent
during the close of winter and the otwoing
of spring. For derangements of the di
gestive organ it Is natural corrective,
operating directly upon the liver and ali
mentary canal, gently but persistently
stimulating a healthy activity. Its
beneficial influence extends, however, to
every portion of the system, aiding in tbe
processes of digestion and assimilation of
food, promoting s wholesome, natural
sppetite. correcting sour stomach, bad
breath, irregularities of the bowels, con
stipation and the long list of troubles
directly traceable to those unwholesome
conaiuona. jiaspanua aispeia arowsi
Bess, headache, backache and despond
ency due to inactivity of the liver,
kidneys and digestive tract. It is a
strengthening tonic of the highest value.
THE BEST SPRING MEDICINE
BOYT CHXMICAI, Co. Portland, Oregon
Stop and Figure
A reply to a letter cannot reach you in less than
THREE days. Why not get your answer IMMEDI
ATELY? Use the LONG DISTANCE SERVICE
of the
Home Independent Telephone Co.
Offices in all parts of Union and Wallowa counties.
SQUIRRELS, SAGE RATS
PRAIRIE DOGS and GOPHERS
ARC ALL DESTROYED BY
VQODLARK SQUIRREL POISON
'' THE STANDARD OF THE WORLD
REQUIRES NO MIXING OR PREPARATION
ALWAYS READY FOR USE
ALWAYS RELIABLE
NO OTHCW ta SO COOP NOW HDI WITH SUCH OWtST CAWC ,
ivMUiniur uto it io.ooo nm mowim m io. wmcn tu sut, ecnnoTHf Birr.
ecT thc weoDLAaK sand." moniv back ir mot olhimib.
NOVT CMCMieSL CO., BtoarutllB, OBIBOM

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