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77i REPRESENTATIVE NEWSPAPER OF WALLOWA COUNTY.
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5fU.N.N, si Urn
.XVIII. NO. tfN
V5l ta Gii
mi immense lice of merchandise at a.s ton
ic w prices. Vv'c do this m order to re
r stock before taking our annual invoice
r -':,y. - i, and every one is invited to call and
'-"Ui themselves of this opportunity to frcure
o :Uo take this oppornity to express to one
thr past vear
te future. "UTe assure you that we will do our
v-'-ost to merit your good will, and endeavor to
Jerve you fa'tbftff.
'i.wng all a pr
car, we arc
E. M. &
Djo. 23th, we will place
of their liberal patron-
and solicit' th same in
.p:rous and hapA-' New
ENTERPRISE. OREGON- MARCH I1, 1W2.
NOW IN THE FIELD
dominated at the Con
Tho chins, l-ogan to gather in the
- i t y on Tuesday ltfor.,.jioon. ami by
;x o'clock every piccinet in the
county was represented, and hy nine
o'clock was in one of ill. two caucuses
Wing hcl 1. . .
One caucus represer.t.sd those whose
hot choice for congressman was Mal
colm A. Moody, the other was coni
1 osed of the anti-Moody adherent.
To cut a long story short there was
early in the evening s talk of com pro
mise ami harmony which could he
rougi.t about hy seating the anti-
jM..ody d.leg.nion troni Paradise.
Bj Twenty in. n. or a majority of the con-
j j volition pledged themselves to stand
2jas a unit in organizing t lie convention
and electing delegates to the state
1 1 and congressional convention in fuv
.? i ! of Moody At eleven o'clock, Wed-
j iiesday morning, the two opposing
1 j ' -ri'is met in convention and the.eoiir
2 ; let hegun. The very first. - vote on'-
temporary chairman revealed that
it j i here were two dtciples of Judas a-
mmg the twenty who pledged them
selves .to vote us a unit on certain
things. E. W. Rumble was elected
chairman and J. 1. Moreloek, secre
tary. . ,
The delegates pre?nt weie as fol
lows: . ,
J. B Koot-h Sam Litch
G. W. Hyatt F. A. Clarke
I. U. Temple . C. E. Funk
h. A. Holmes J
R. B. Bowman
John ILiyes W. J. P.otip
F. 1). McCully, Leelk-ndersoii
C. V. Meek L. Knai -per ;
Jay H. Dohbin ' ' C. L. Hartshoni '
IX K. Allon
E. II. (ionld
; ' PAIiAlJlSE
L. Austin C. A. Cannon
Oscar Bodmer l.y L. Austin, proxy.
'.V. G. Locke Jas. E. Sewell
Chas. Bice by G. Mack, pioxy, F.
I. W. McCauley by W. G. Locke, proxy
I'AitK A. A. Miller
Oivide A. H. Meger
The other delegation elected from
I'aradise, consisted of the well known
rtepublic.ins, Bert Berland, Joseph
Landrus and C. D. Akin. In the in
erest of .'-harmony" ,the? men were
villing to do -'and tubmit to the will
f the majority. .
After the contest on organization
he delegates to Jstate convention
vere elected by a vote of 2! to 18.
They were F. V'. McCully, E. W.
Mumble, Geo. Mack, C. L. Hartshoin
md James E. isewcll. An adjoum
lient was then taken for dinner
They then met in cauciis scparati ly
about 2 o'clock and after appointing
'onference committees, the following
ticket was agreed upon and nominated
j by acclaiflation.
( County Clerk C. II. Zurcher
Sheriff J. 0. fihiickleford
' (Commissioner Jno. McDonald Jr.
1 Treasurer Hamilton Vance
i Assessor C. V. Meek
i Surveyor M. Austin
I Coroner J. W. Barnard
! The- following nominations were
then made for the' various precinct
and district officers:
, Tkoi-tkekkE,--U. Gould-, com
iitteman and Ja. T. Baker, road
-Jkx.uia Frank Bow man, com., and
Thos. McOnrty. ro.-ol sujicrvisor.
Jakk: A. A. Miller, com., 11. n
Marks, justice. Walter lleaih, eonta
i le, John Blevans, road snpeivisr.
Divn.K Oliver Ifi'phtnn, read sup.,
Gils Meyer, coin.
P:xk cuKKK Joseph Hill, sup., J.
If. I)..hl.!n. com.
JoM-ni F. 1). Ml-CuUv, com., Wm.
why, ronl sup., C. (i. Enloe, com-ta-hlo,
I.. C. Henderson, justice.
PkomiskW. Powell, coin., J. C.
Los-nxK E. W. Rumble, com.. W.
W. Willett, "road sup.
EsTKitruisK Carl Hoe, com., J. W.
Fl.oiiA V. It. Kohinson, com., H.
Mench, sup., M. L. Wilson, justice, ().
A. Moore, constaWc.
Pahadise Chas. Cannon, com., C.
F. Austin, sup.
Pi!.u:;ie risKKK L. Kuapper. com.,
1'ied McC'lain. sup,
Wallowa Jno. McPonald, com..
T. M. Hamilton, supervisor, J. P. Morc
GtJorsE J. H. Moore, com., E.
Richmond, supervisor, J. W. McCaulcy
justice, Frank Pweney, constahle.
Lost l'itAii.iu Loreny.o Baeoiu com.
U.K. Peterson was notaniated. for
road ,fnpervisor in (iarden of Eden
ioad district. . . , .
Some precinct and district ollices
were not tilled for lack of can
JiJates, lmt the committeemen from
the various precincts were empowered
to till all vacancies.
The Democratic primaries were
held in the several precincts on last
Wednesday. Only a partial list is
known and they areas follows:
A. Burleigh S. P. Weaver
W. W. White J. 1). Woodell
V. E. Bcidler, J. S. Smith
John Landman Fred Miner
George I led ricks
John McClain Tom Winston
V'r (,?Min ' - T- ',''ut
J. 15. Pace
C. J. Allen
C. k. Elliott
K. E. Hcskett
Sam Applegite Frank Johnson
S. A. Hart L. F. Wright
DivijjK .Steve Blevans
The only contest of any importance
was as to the Candida lei for the
nomination for sheritV. The leading
candidates for the nominations oil
the Democratic ticket are S. E.
Combes, J. M. Blakely and H. C.
Cramer. The result is us much in
doubt as ever.
DEPAkTMEN'T OF THE IXTEK-
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LXIT;n KTATKB I.ANI) OKHCE.
La Grand.:, Ore., .March 21, I!K)2.
NOTICE Irl HKKKHV OIVEV
That the Official Plat of the Survey
of the uiisurveyf-d yortions of Town
sliiys Nos. 3 ., R. 37 E. W. M. and
2 X., k. 4s E. W. M., have been re
ceived at thirl odice on Wednesday,
tlTtii day of May l'.itti, ami that on
and alter that date this oliiec will bit
prepared to receive Applications for
the Entry of lands in said Township.
E. W. Baihi.ett,
S. O. S'.vackuammek, Hegistep,
Hiss Sarah E.
Continued from last week.
The small, not over clean townn,
seemed full to over-Howii.g of people
with nothing to'do hut saunter leis
urely about barcftioted and with as
little clothing rta'the law allows. ItW
deed th younger children of four or
live years and undc r. g. ueia'ly entire-
ly nak.-d. They are not bad looking
people at ail and the young girls are
most 01 in. in pretty. I cannot re- ; airy apart ni.-nt-.
member any vi. i-.us faces. They j After a rest of an hour or C.vo
seemed a good natuad i.ll.. people, went on with L-csh hor. s, and bv the
idle, perhaps hecaus- there is not time . ha 1 crossed the third r'.i net
work enough in the country to to Cain . it was so late that we cm
keep them b;.isy. At Cayey some clu '.d to spend the ulijit I here-. The
.-..miianies of Porto Kicau soldiers crowd which imn.e.li.uelv smroun.i
are stationed, they were goins through ed the coach as we aliuht -.!, soon
the drill as we pas,-d toe place, and found there was b,i..-;a-e to be renu.v.
trim looking fellows they were in : ed to t he hotel, and iilstan! Iv a .1, veu
their yellowish brown uniforms, j men and boys rushed toward us all
There are about sixteen hun- j talking t.iget her in Spanish, nil ges! a
drcd troops, altogether, on the island, j ulating wildly, all wanting the job
1 do not know just how many nt and the pay for it. Not undeiMand-"v,-v-
ling a word of their liu-o, we lied pre.
Leaving Cayey we were on the most, cipitately to the parlor of the hotel
beautiful part of the road. From j and left t he trunks. K, ips and peoiOe
mountain summits getting magnili- i to t he tender mercies of the dri, -,
cent views of the valleys below, with j who must have made sln.it mnl ,,f r'
their lields of rice and colVee, their
groves of bananas, and dozens of
other fruits strange to us, with unre
membcrable Spanish mimes. And
every where the cocoa palm biting its
crown of fcathoiy leave thirty or
forty feet in air, at th
e very top of its
riraium sum tnilli;. 1-lowers too,
brilliant and fragrant, both cultivated
and w ild wises of every color, grow a
long the rond, the luxuri-.tnt tropical
vegitation growing seemingly to the
very summits of . the mountains.
Over the w4ue distance there arc cul
tivated, lii'lds, ivud houses though in,
most sinstancos the latter exceit in
towns were 110 niore than cabins or
huts, the roofs, and frequently the
the walls thatched w ith a coarse grass,
which grows every wherein the island.
The highest mountain in Porto
Rico is Lugnillo, three thousand feet,
hut Aibcnito pass, where we crossed is
probably not more than two thousand
feet, if so high.
We frequently met wagons which
looked not unliko the freight wagons
of the west, but instead of being
drawn by four to eight large draught
hoivcs, as in Oregon, there were two
or-foiii large hulls, most of them light
red in color, their well groomed hides
shining like silk anil their beautiful
eyes as intelligent as those of a blood
ed lo.se. Often too, upon ihe road
weie people on foot,. ni"n wva'ing
while duck or linen clothing, with the
usual straw hat, ..onien in clean look
ing white or lawn d loses, the child
ren dressed much iike children of the
north, but all men, women 11ml child
ren hare-footed. The people 011 horse
back were mounted on the sim.ll
Porto Uican saddle horses, which all
have the same gait, a smooth pace.
We were now on the high" 1 part of
the pass and i-eeliiingly at the very
summit. The driver pulled up his
hoiyes to rest a mouii nf. Here my
companion culled my attention to a
point between two mountain pieuks
where dimly seen a I l no y i 11 the
distance, I caught my Jiral glimpse of
the Carribbcan Sea, and-Hoon after at
a place where the road sw nng far out
around tint mountain hide ami the
trees receded a little, flir beUw us in a
lovely green valley, surrounded by
hill., lay Aibcnito the beautiful, her
long fortifications or walled barracks,
shining white in the hot sun, her
(pii-.inl, houses looking like 11 picture
of some old world city. Soon we hud
de- ended that long steep grade as
if tiie imps of the mountain were after
us, and entered the town with a great
Uoe.rish of whip und shouts from ihe
driver, home 011 the run the crowd
scattering right and left before lis.
Hera we left the carriage and took
dinner or breakfast as it is called in
this country. At an American hotel
it would not have been fninsidercd
much of a breakfast, beef, potatoes
and squash, cut in small pieces and
ttewed together, a plate of round
white beans, a kind I have never seen
except in this island, and all conked
with plenty of garlic and olive oil,
with gravy jelly or paste, for desert.
All the bread is in small, hard, crusty
loaves, which, is not very palatable to
the average American ns r very Hi He
I garlic goes a long way w ith me. 1
did not get much nourishment out of
the meal, although I enjoyed the
Tiiiiib good cup of coll'c.o. Toe rooms
in the house "were like those, in many
ot the better liotlses, sixler.n or more
leet in height, ceiled with failcimiued
: ,r painted vwil!
lined in stripes
or it her -o, ir-.
ik to the la:-ui-
giving a el vin cool
i.M our oagijago was in our room
shortly after, all right.
The next morning, Sund iv, as sin
as the leisure loving Polio Cieal
t ten .into act h.n. s,.
out iiprin the last eleven miles of our
, journey. Two milen from C,,;,,,,. ,.,!
!, neel v noon nor .-. ,.l
our read 111, ( onmo
mineral springs, there i. a ho'.ci, ;o,
to he quite 11 resort in the se ason.
We prevailed upon I be driver by signs,
helpi il out by the broken English, ,f
a small boy who citmc with him r
Coiiiiio to stop at the springs to en
able us V) look over the place a little.
The house is constructed alter Hi.'
manner of most Porto kicau bouses,
of Ihe better class, large, linht airy
rooms with many verandas, cane seat
ed chairs and sofas, no cushions, car.
pets,' or upholstr.y to Increase the, heat.
To see the springs we wVre conduct
ed by the old gray haired n gro, who
qieuks good English and who seemed
to be. in charge of the place, down
flight ifttr Hight of stone stairs
through long, cool passages, which
gave the feeling of going into a cavcin
but which brought us out upon th
terre liium two or three hundred fe. t..
it seemed to lis, below tlx' front u
tranee of the hotel. Mere was the
usual pavilion with tables ami gl ass. s
which could be tilled at the two spark
ling streams flowing from two bond
and drilled holes in the vertic al reck
back of the pavilion. Wo tasted the
water mildly tasting of sulphur and
looked over tne gn ds, containing
Ihe two reservoirs of watci, one hot
Ihe other cold, but a short distance
apart, and were again on our way in
the courso of three quarter of an hour.
The military road goes on from the
springs fifteen miles southwest to
Police, the largest town in Porto I'.ico.
containing twenty six thousand in
habitants. Our road proceeds south
nine miles to S-mta Is,tb"l. That we
were no longeron the military high
way was soon '.cry appaiaut, for th.;
"compound shakes and jolts," the al
most bottotnle.s mud lades, rivers to
be forded, ami other ineonvciiieiici .
was goo I evidence, The face of the
eo intry f,-om the foot of t he mount,
tins to the sea, is Comparatively level,
nearly all of it covered with sugar cam
in various stages of growth. Komi
only a month from in.it 111 it y, other
Ib'lds just planted. Iut every planta
tion has its banana grove and its co
coa palms, a few orange lives and
other fruilf. At nine o'clock that
morning we reached Santa Isabel, und
leaving our baggage to be sent after
us, we walked down bo the beach a
inilc directly south, where we have
muted 11 cottage for the school year,
prefering the quiet of the sboie, to
the noise and dirt of the town'. All
the way to the beach We walked be
tweenthe tall sugar cane, in some
places ten feet high, and sepiuattd
from the road only by the deep irriga
tion ditch on cither f ide. Across the
c ine lields, at t he-distance of hall a
milt! and 11 mile respectively, are the
tvvoinarcst sugar mills, not in oper
ation now, because the cam! is not
ready to cut.
A half hour and I was at the end of
my long journey frony Oregon to
Porto It'ico, irprm-the pibly "beach of
the blue Caribbean ' the '.rok'.d sUetch
iif watr before nic leaching W' the
liundrcd miles to'lhe coast of flout b
America, -and only, eighteen inile
J north of the great equinoctial.