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City Oflicial Papcr."
7VE REPRESEXTA TIVE NEWSPAPER OF WALLOWA COVSTY.
ENTERPRISE. OREGON- MARCH 13. 1902;
WHOLE NO. !)'
I1e pi iff ifffl
f'll NO- "
Eciuning Saturday, Dec. 28th, we' will place
on sale an immense line of merchandise at aston
ish ml v low prices. Ye do this in order to re-
&i "1-r stock before taking our annual invoice
F-i'v. t, and every one is invited to call and
av;u! themselves of this opportunity to prcure
Vc also take this oppornity to express to one
and ;d -.ur appreciation of their liberal patron-a.;r-
:!".ri.ig the past year and solicit the sane in
tie future, "We assure you that we will do our
u':not to merit your good will, and endeavor to
serve you faithfully.
Jshing all a prosperous and hap?y New
Vear, we ar
' Hespectf ully yours,
E. M: & M. CO.
THE WORLD'S NEWS
FROM FAR & NEAR.
Clipped From Our
The most remarkable criminal tiial
in the history of Californiu was ended
Thursday at Alturas when the jury in
the case of James V. Brow n, who
with a number of other Modoc resi
dents, was charged with the lynching
of Calvin Hal! and his sons, brought
in a verdict of acquittal. Two ballots
were taken. On the first, one juror
vo:ed for conviction and one voted
In the list of American millionaires
published in the World Almanac for
1002, Oregon is credited with 14.
They are Mrs. Rose F. Burrell, II. W.
Corbet t, estate, Van B. De Lashmut,
estate, Lean- Green, Jacob Kamm,
Amos King, W. M. Ladd, J. V. Ladd,
estate, C. II. Lewis, W. K. Smith, es
tate, D. P. Thompson, Henrv Wein-
hard, Richard Williams and Theodore
B. Wilcox.; Washington is credited
with 16 millionaires.
Li. Paso, Texas, March 7. The
westbound Southern Pacific passenger
tram roiu San Antonio was wreektd
2.") miles west of Saunderson, Texas, at
a:wo clock this morning. The en
tire train was ditched and burned, and
the fireman, engineer and 30 passen
gers are reported missing. The wreck
was discovered by the telegraph oper
ator at a small . fetation, who wired El
Paso f5c assistance. -The wreckace
ftraiiClrit.'i)nediately for the wreck.
The last census showed that- there
were in the whole country, 5,427,767
bachelors, tgainst 3,224,494 rmnst'era
an excess of 63 per cent of bachelors
over the unmarried women. .There
was not any state in the Union that
did not Lave more huchplnra ).n,f
single women, even Massachusetts
exhibited a small fractional overplus
of unattached males of marriageable
age. To account for this situation of
affairs it was explained that the mass
of population of each state being pair
ed off by marriage ivenly as between
the sexes, only a relatively small frac
tion of single persons old enough to
marry was left over. In most states
the male part of this fraction was
much iu excess of the female part.
And it must also I remembered that
women marry much younger tliKn
Andree a Dead Man.
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AVIxxipeg, Manitoba, March, 6: A
i -eport sent out from the Hudson Bay
! post at Fort Churchill over two yea.rs
,Ugo that Andree, the Swedish
ieronaut, and his associates had been
; billed by Eskimos is confirmed by ad
vices received at the head office of the
:onipany here. Alstonc Churchill. n
marge of the company's most north
erly post on the west coast of Hudson
'Jay, has written that after two years'
earch the men sent out by him have
eturned with a repoit similar to the
ne first published. Traces of the
luring baloonist and his associates
vere followed or hundreds of miles,
ut it was impossible to locate the
; ribe w ho caused the death.
! The story of the-searchers is. that
I Vrctic Errkiiui.8 saw "Oimiak one of
', 'heir largest boats, floating in the air.
When it settled to the ground three
vhite men strangely dressed, came
out with guns, which they indiscreet
ly fired. Andre and . his associates
were killed with Huskee bow.s, and
everything of; value taken. The
.searchers found knives, tobacco and
cartridges supposed to belong to And
ree in possession of one of the most
northern tribes, but could get no fur
News fLat Andree undoubtedly met
his death at the hands of the Eskimo
has been forwarded to the Swedish
Don't forget when you want a new
suit this spring that Calvin has the
favorable goods at p'epor price.
Porto Rico Letter.
The Chieftain- takes pleasure in
being permitted to publish siveral
l iters that were written by Miss
v E. Grave?, a sister of Mrs. Henry
Miller of this city, whom many of our
readeis will remember as having vis
ited here last year. Miss Graves left
New York lust September, and has,
therefore, Wen on the island several
months. She is one of the two n en
tailed as being nearly seventy years
The steamship "Maraeibo" of ti e
Red D. Line bound for Torto Rico and
South Africa, left Brooklyn pier No.
10 at noon Saturday, September 21st.
1901, amid tilt? usual bustle and wav
ing of handkerchiefs which attends
the departure of a vessel for a foreign
Among the fifty-nine passengers on
board were twenty teachers for some
of the two hundred schools scluduled
to be opened iu Porto Rico this year.
Tiie other passengers were booked for
variousdestiiuUions. Two gentlemen,
Mr. Pennock and partner, were going
O'lt to buy a large tract of land not
far from San Juan for the purpose of
raising oranges, pine apples and gg
plant for the New York market. An
other, a man from Florida was intent
on raising oranges only. Others were
seeking homes in the new country.
A mother with her two daughters was
seeking in that warmer lime health
for the one whose delicate lungs
would not permit her to live in colder
latitudes. A few were soldiers return
ing to their commands after furloughs
spent with friends in the north, and
their grumbles were frequent and au
dible. Some were going to South
Africa and elsewhere to assured po
sitrons, others were seeking fortune,
adventure or pleasure.
Like the scriptural, poor whom
we have always with us, we also have
a romance with us, if we have eyes to
see. And this voyage was no excep
tion, for the dear little Irish maiden
who shared our stiterooni, was going
out to Porto Rico to marry the young
German who the year before had
bought his small farm and built his
little home in the beautiful island and
would welcome her to it, after a weeks
visit with friends in San Juan, und
The first two or three days out
were very stormy, so much so that
some experienced voyagers had to
succumb to sea sickness and the decks
were practically deserted, but by Wed
nesday morning the sea had resumed
its calm, and proverbial democratic
procivilties of a steamer's deck were a
gain verified, for before a day had
passed I venture to buy there were
very few of the fifty-nine who did not.
know everybody on board, where he
hailed from, his destination, and his
Home of the teachers were experien
ienced educators and had iu mind
plans for the improvement of schools
and people, but largely iu the major
ity were young girls, inexperieiienl
but plucky, going from the overcrowd
ed school markets of the north to
"green, fields and pastures new," where
the chances of success aie. greater to
the hopeful eyes of youth at least.
Awl to illustrate the serene acquisi-
iveness with which the average
Yantee. seizes upon anything which
promises solid results, two old ladies
nearing the seventies were going to
Porto Rfco, one already a toucher of a
year's experience in the island, the
other a friend going out with the first
ready to avail herself of anything
The steamer drew near hr destina
tion with no untoward event and the
last evening on board a very pleasant
time was bad by those so lately n, tt
so soon tii part. Groups of business
men or teachers here and there dis
cussing value mid prospects or other
subjects. Young people in couples
promenaded the decks or leaned over
the rail in earnest, conversation. A
company of- rather hilarious young
men amidships sang songs or made
speeches. Far forward some one play
ed the piano and others essayed a
waltz, amid mueh merry laughter jut
the, roHing of thfl" vessel caused fre-
quent collisions, and over all. the
splendor of a full tropic moon lay like
enchantment, and the snow capped
waves in the wake of the Unit were
Wanted to Let.
The contract for 2 miUs of fencing,
material already on the ground. Call
like long snow wreaths upon the blue 'at t hikitaix olliee. or on
of the summer tea.
We retired to our statesooms nt a
late hour and when we went on deck
next morning in the brilliant sun
light, lo, the palm-crowned mountains
of Porto Bieo and all the panorama
of the beautiful harbor of San Juan!
Sarah E. Gkavks.
Mks. Em. a KoiiKiiTs,
The following is the production o(
Jeanne Maris, a young student of the
public school, of this citv:
"Spring, the most pleasant season
in tl,.. i 1 ... 1 .1 :.. I ..
, , date, of this notice
me .narcn winds, i he commence
went of Spring is the 21st of March
When the Sun reaches the Equator
and the days and nights are equal.
The first thing for which we look
in this season, is the Equinoctial
storm, after which conies the Apr.l
rains gently falling on the sleeping
earth to wake and prepare her for the
We delight to see the springing
grass, the leafing tree, and the swell
ing buds, Jill combined to make the
spring so beautiful.
.We hail with joy, the first spring
flowers, blooming near mother earth.
We usually look foij buttercups
first, then yellow-bells, blue. bells,
anemones and all other little blossoms
which follow in succes.'-ion through
out the spring. Well has it been said
"April showers bring May flowers."
The gradual lengthening of days,
the slowly warming weather, the fresh
air and sunny blue skies, make us all
long to be out of doors to enjoy all
of the beautiful weather nd inhale
the strengthening' atmosphere to
make us stronger mid more healthful,
We are not inclined to study in the
springtime, and I suspect this is a
great trial to our teachtrs, who want
us to learn all we can. It is a source
of annoyance to our parents, who
want us to help them, hut we wculd
rather be away tramping over the
hills looking for the dear little (lower
children. The little lambs as they
gambol in the fields and over the hills
fill tii with delight. We deem it a
great pleasure to have one for a jut.
The farmers are all busy iu the
spring, tilling the ground for the sow
ing of grain. We love to watch the
tiny green shoots as the fir-it appear
above ground, growing from day to
day, till they get larger and stronger
and turn from a dark green to a gold
en brown. In the sugar maple groves
of our country men .ire als busy, tap
ping the trees and catching the tap,
.vlii ;h is sweet like sugar and putting
it in great kettles to slowly boil down
tosyru. Hom of this syrup is then
put away to keep for the next winter,
when we enjoy a treat of pancakes
and maple syrup. Home of the syrup
is aho taken and boiled down, becom
ing thicker and thicker until it is
ma;jle sugar. Maple sugar! Wo
srnr.'jk our lips to think of it and want
som t to eat this very minute.
T!ie little birds cpme buck in the
spring, and we love to he:ir them sing
ing '.heir beautiful songs as they flit a
bout am jug the leafy bought now so
green, and but a little while ago so
Tnere aie tAodayt, which are favor
ites in the spring title, April Fool's
Day and May Day. Ok' April Fooi's
Day we try to fool everybody with
out telling t'.l.H. That is usually
a day of much fun with all of us.
In tome con ii tries on May Dy,
they have a May Jueen whom nil the
children serve and gather I1owms for.
The children have a merry time
This custom is practiced iu England.
"In the spring tim we how the feed,
Oh, friends, then let us take heed,
That when the harvest comes around
With some good sheaves may we he
Notice is hereby given that Ihe tin
dersigiii"d has been duly adpoiuted Ex
ecutor of the last will and testament
of Reuben B, Cole, deceased; and nil
persons having claims against the es
tate of sid deceased are hereby requir
ed to present the same with the proper
Vouchors to said Executor at l.ustine,
Oregon, or to his attorney, D. W.
Sheaban, at his olliee in Enterprise,
Oregon, within six months from the
Dated this 17th day of IVe.i 1001.
P. W. SlIK.MIAN, '
Tourlit's Excursion to the Last.
The traveling public will be inter
ested to learn of the system of person
ally conducted excursion cars operat
ed over the l!io Grande System, pop
ularly kniiwn ns "TheSeinieI.il I
the World." They are the l'igiilar
Pullman tourists or "ordinary" sleep
res, provided with comfortable berths,
bedding and linen of the Pu'ilmnii
standard. They have separate lava
tories, and are all well lighted and
hentid and, in fact, men most success
ful substitute for the more expensive
"standard" sleepers, the difference a -rising
from the character of uphol
stering furnished. A colored porter
is in attendance with every car and
besides him an excursion conductor,
whose sole duty is to look after the
pleasure and comfort of j asHnigeis
in his charge.
These cars are run through to Kan
sas City, Omaha, St., Louis anil
Chicago, maki.ig close connec
tions lor Boston, New York and nil
eastt i u points.
This feature of travel has become so
popular that there is now establish! d
rt regular service of nine cars each
week, offering a variety of routes, ami
scnedules so in' ranged that stop-over
may be made, if desired, at Halt Lake
City, Denver, or any ,oiiit between.
No extra charge is made beyond
regular tourists rates.
To those interested will be glad to
quote the lowest fares and furnish
full information about tint scenic
beauties of the Hio Grande Route und
its superior accomodations.
J. D. Manhhki.I), Gen'l Ag't.,
124 Third St rret,
Notice is hereby given that the
Alder Slope Ditch Co. will receive bids
for the construction of a water ditch
of the following dimensions:
Six miles or any part thereof 2tl
feet on top and Hi feet on bottom
with uniform depth of 2 feet nud n
bout om and one-fourth of enlarge
ment of the Hurricane Creek Ditch to
the following dimensions; 22 feet on
top and li feet on bottom with i;ni
form depth of 3 feet. Bids will 1 1
considered by the rod or by the mil"
mid the said company reserves the
right to reject any and all bids.
John Hkid, Secretary,
Alder Slope Ditch Company,
Some Rare Bargains.
Have yon seen the .Gorman wnre nt
Caivin's? It is fine, and as white as
thedriven now(v. ,...,
Calvin has C"'s and rye for e;d.
The Burleigh Real Estate Agency
lias placed on the market some choice
bargains in real estate. Notice there:
1'iO acres on 'Abler Slope: good
orchard; a!f2l0 wood saw and various
articles go with the place nt $1100.
I!i0 acres excellent alfalfa land, all
under ditch, every ucro can be culti
Hit) acre.; 40 acres in cultivatcon ;
100 acres under ditch, !f(;)0.
.'120 acres; 100 iu cu'tivatisn; living
stream flowing through place; 'best '
stock ranch in Wallowa valley; t2f)t)i)
on easy terms
We only handle property that will
sell, consequently can quote you1 tie'
owtrif price's on all classes of real
Ipmpcrty,- ! f-ii-i J y
Call on &. v.-ita tV: firm for further
pari iculartt ' l
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