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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NOdst
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
Classified notices in this column. 1
cent a word each insertion in either
News Record or Chieftain; 1V4 cents
a word for same notice in both
papers; special rates by the month
Two thousand acres of choice level
land in the Turlock irrigation Dis
trict. This land is level, sandy loam
and will grow anything from oranges
to Alfalfa. Sold on easy terms at $75
to $100 per acre. For further infor
mation and printad matter write to
Cadwallader & Baker, Turlock, Cal.
Billiard and Pool table. In ' good
I condition, with new cloth. Half price
I for cash. Burleigh & Boyd, attor
BUGGY, second hand, in goad condl
f tion. newly painted. Cheap. Inquire
of Rodgers Bros.
MONEY TO LOAN.
State school money to loan at 6
er cent on improved, patented
farms. For particulars enquire of
:oloa R. Eberhard, attorney for
joiril, Joseph. 38blm
"Will pay cash for Rye, Beardless
Barley and Blue stem Wheat. W. J.
F nk & Co, Enterprise. 2tnr
ion r niRFt TORY
r ENTERPRISE LODGE, No
:mkral.d REBEKAH LODGE, No. n
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rn ANITA TEMPI.E, No. 1, Pythian
t OH It 111 ENTERPRISE CHAPTER.
rflftoU"IUva 30. Royal Arch Masons,
meets first and third Tuesdays of each
month in Masonic Hall All visiting
Royal Arch Masons welcomed.
J B. OLMSTED, High Priest.
'. w. SHEAHAN, Secretary.
.V ALLOW A LODGE, No. 82, A. F. A
A. M., meets second and fourth Satur
; lavs of each month In Masonlo Hall.
.'lMltlng: Masons welcomed.
J A BURLEIGH. W. M.
W. C. BOATMAN. Secretary.
WALLOWA VALLEY CHAPTER, No
. 0. O. n ?. meets first and third Sat
ir((Rvn tit -a.-h month. In Masonic Hall
Visiting Stars are always welcomed.
VRS. ELVA L. FRENCH, W. M.
..iARY E. STEEL, Secretary.
ma xu EAGLE CAMP. No. 10497, M
iVl.II.A.W. A Meeu first and third
Thnnidui In each month. In new Fra-
irnal halL Visiting Neighbors always
J W. RODGERS, Consul.
T. M. DILL, Clerk.
ANEROID CAMP, No. ZUt. R N. of A.
WA yi ENTERPRISE CAMP, No.
U.H.' 535. W. Of W.
ALMOTA CIRCLE. No. 278. W. of W.
Commercial Club Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Enter
prise Commercial club for the elec
tion of officers and transaction of
such other bulsness as may be
deemed necessary, will be held in the
court house, Monday night, January
18, at 8 o'clock.
D. W. SHEAHAN. President.
Jan. 9. J ease Kinney and Goldie
Lunches, with hot coffee, at the
JUST the PLACE FOR MANDY
Close in where she can send the children to
School. A nice little tract of rich land where
you can Keep a cow and chicKens and pigs. A
few shade trees, a cool spring bubbling up, a
clear stream of water everything just as you
would order it and all at such a very mod
erate price. See the
Enterprise Real Estate Co.
Office on Main Street over Harness Shop.
LooK for the new sign. It is a worK of art.
ANNUAL TAX LEVY
MADE 12,5 MILLS
INCLUDES STATE, SCHOOL, ROAD,
COURT HOUSE AND GENER
The county court, after wrestling
with the problem for 24 hours, final
ly on Wednesday morning fixed the
levy for this year at 12V4 mills, which
will raise approximately a total of
$90,000. The levy for the different
purposes is as follows:
State 1 mills.
County schools 2 6-10 mills.
High school 7-10 mills.
Roads 14 mllU
Coyote scalp bounty 1-10 mills.
County and courthouse 6 1-10 mills.!
Joner Trump and H. C. Cramer'
were reappolntel members of the
road viewers board. The county
surveyor is the third member.
The Wallowa Chieftain was des
ignated as the county official paper
for the year 1909.
Plat of Clairroont addition to Wal
lowa was approved.
The peddlers license fee was flx
)1 at $400 and covers all transient
sellers of stoves, ranges, wagons,
buggies, farm implements, fanning
mills, or similar goods, wares or mer
chandise. Claims were audited and allowed,
a vast amount of road business was
transacted, the district boundary
board held a session, and today
(Wednesday) the court is filling the
NEW MACHINERY FOR
The Enterprise creamery complete
ly refitted with new machinery will
start operations in about two weeks.
The deal i between Mr. Bickford and
his partners, the Tulleys, is com
pleted, and the latter will continue
to operate the) Wallowa plant, while
Mr. Bickford will put In a new plant
here. He has already ordered a new
churn, crearovat and other machin
ery and when all is installed he will
have one of the 'finest, up-to-date
creamery plants in Eastern Oregon.
The business will be known as the
Enterprise Creamery. Mr. Bickford
also retains the agency of the De
Laval separator. The same push and
energy that made the Wallowa Val
ley Cream company a big success will
no doubt continue In the upbuilding
of the Enterprise Creamery.
Paradise, Jan. 8-About 18 Inches
of the beautiful bere and still snow
ing. The infant child of William Howell
disd December 31, and was burled
New Years day.
W. B. Applegate made a trip to
Lewlston, Clarkston and Asotin, last
Arta Sturm, .little daughter of
Henry Sturm, is quite sick with
It Is reported that the Deer Creek
road will get $6,000 for Improve
ment, which should make a good
Paul Park, Mabel Wilson and Ve-
nus Thomas attended the dance at
Paradise New- Years night.
O. L, Berliind went to Enterprise
this week to settle with the county
court. He is road supervisor and has
J. W. Fisher hai returned from
Cove. He went to see his mother
who Is o'.d and very feeble.
Champion News Boy.
Alvln Clayton, nine-year-old son of
W. S. Clayton of Enterprise, who
sells the Saturday Evening Post here,
is champion among the carriers in
towns of this size in Oregon and won
$2 prizes in both November and De
cember and has a fair chance to win
out again this month.
The Advertiser is a home-made
cigar, and the best Judges of the
weed say it is the best S cent cigar
they ever smoked.
Bunch of 79 Jogs
Average 271 Lbs.
Chai'es McAlister Markets Fine Lot
Four Loads Arrive From
Charles McAlister of below town
Fdd the beat bunch of hogs to R.
L. Day, Tuesday, that has been mar
kcted hre this season. There were
79 head and they, averaged 271
pounds, bringing Mr. McAlister the
fat check of $1188.09. Day bought
two hogs of John Hawley of below
town that came to $46.75.
Paul Moore, Fred Mathews, G. H.
Crossland and J. F. Van Camp were
out from the North Country Saturday
with over 30 head of 'hogs from W.
A. Moore's fine ranch at Grouse.
The porkers are a nice lot.
Harry Dowd shipped two cars of
cattle Saturday for Wallace. The
shipment was accepted before Agent
Harman got notice of total embargo.
The cattle were unloaded and are
being fed at La Grande by the O.
R. N. until the line is opened to
Umatilla. There are several car
loads of cattle and hogs awaiting
shipment from this station.
Odd Fellows Will
Hold Roll Call
Annual Event of Joseph Lodgo Will
TaXe Place Friday
Joseph, Jan. 12. 'Officers for Jo
seph lodge. No. 84, I. O. O. F., whose
names were given in this paper at the
time of their election, were duly in
stalled at the regular meeting Friday
night. The fourth annual roll call I.
O. O, F. will take place Friday night,
January 15. All the Odd Fellow
lodges in the valley, also all visiting
members are invited. Mr. Dugger
will serve the supper in the banquet
Mrs, J, M, Mitchell resumes con
trol of the dining room of her hotel
next Saturday. Her long acquaintance
ship with the hotel bulsness and her
many friends will be glad to welcome
hospitality la 'well known and all her
Mrs. John Rohrman and two sons
left Tuesday morning for Pendleton
and Hoppner on a visit of several
weeks with relatives.
Frank Hodgin of the Imnaha Is re
covering from t severe attack of ap
Hfra. Dugger returned Monday from
Summervllle, where she had been on
i a visit to her parents.
I Whooping cough la a mild form is
, epidemic among the children here.
L. Cavlness sold six cars of cattle
to Frank Graham; four cars were
shipped Monday and two will be
shipped the last of this week,
Joseph Hamble on and Alex Don
nelly were down .at Enterprise, Mon
SCOTT. To the wife of Robert
Scott of Divide, a son; January 6.
DAVIS: To the wife of Oscar
Davis of Enterpilse, a daughter; Jan
uary 8. .
HOSKINS: To the wife of Henry
Honking, a daughter; January 11.
HUNTER: To the wife of Will
Hunter of Lostlne, a daughter; Janu
ALLEN: To the wife of Earle
Allen of Lostlne, a daughter; Jan
HIGH PRAISE FOR CLERK BOAT
MANONLY FEW ERRORS
(Official Proceedings of County
In the matter of report of expertlng
of County books:
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ALFRED SHRUBB, HOLDER OF MANY SPRINTING CHAMPION
Alfred Shrubb, the famous distance runner, who is now a Harvard coach,
seeks to wrest the Marathon laurels from Tom Longboat, the fleet footed
Indian who defeated Dorando. Shrubb Is a sprinting marvel. He holds
more records at the running game thnu any other man who ever lived. lie
ha defeated relays of the fastest runners with ease and should give the tall,
sinewy red man a race worth going far to see.
Enterprise Ore., Nov. 2, 1908.
To the Hon, County Codrt of Wallows
I herewith submit Itemized state-
roents marked Schedules "C" "S"
T-,( and "G" of my examination of .
the accounts and records of the varl
jus County Officials of Wallowa j
County, Oregon, for the, period be-
ginning July 6, 1904, and ending July
6, 1908, which shows all money re-
celved by them to have been proper-
ly accounted for, except as therein
These statements show In detail
the condition of the Clerk's Dooks
on July 6, 1908, the Treasurer's
Books up to July 29, 1908, that be
ing the date on which Mr. Reavls sur
rendered the office to Mr. Bell, and
a statement of the Tax Rolls up to
July 6. 1903,
Tt. required conlsderable extra work
to balance the Clerk's Books, as
there had not teen a balance sheet
taken o'f during the four years In
which Mr. French held the office. I
found the recording department of
the Clerk's Office In first-class shape,
In fact the test of any County I have
ever visited, and cannot speak too
highly o the manner In which Mr.
Boatman has handled this depart
ment. A register has bean kept by the
County Clerk for General Fund War
rants, and all warrants that have been
Issued during the last four years
have be3n registered therein, ' but
Mr. French has fated to entar in
the column provided for that purpj.se
In thU register the gsneral fund war
rants that have l-em paid by the
County Tieasurer during tha period
covered by our examination and
which were returned cancelled to
his office. This a'aoild have bean
done, as It would assist greatly in de
termining the amount of outstanding
warrants. No register has ever been
kept of either the Contingent, Coun
ty Road or County High School War
rants, nor has tiere ever besn any
entries made In the Clerk's account
Journal by the Clerk when the laxt
named warrants were Issued. I have
checked the warrants issued with the
warrants paid by the Treasurer cov
ering the period of our examination,
and have made entries In the account
Journal - so that you can determine
from a perusal of the Clerk's books
the exact amount of the warrants
unpaid at the end of each month.
I would suggest that the Treaaur
er be very careful and file with the
noiuing uut "duplicate" re
ceipts, as in the past there seems
to have been no system In filing
theae receipts, and In a number of
cae3 b.)tu the originals and dupll
cates were filed to cover one pay
nienl made by the Treasurer, there
by causing a double credit This of
course, I have corrected, and It can
not possibly occur again if a little
caution is usel. I would also sug
gest that the Treasurer check up at
least once a mouth with the School
Clerks and Road Supervisors, and
sie. that all receipts have been sign-
od and returned by them, and that
the duplicates have been filed with
the Countv Clerk Either do this or
have receipt signed and returned to
him before sendlns: out hla checks.
In the matter of handling orders
Issued on the County School Fund
by the County Superintendent, would
say that after thee vouchers have
been paid by the Treasurer,, they
should be llstedln duplicate on one
of his turn-over sheets and nothing
c'.ne but these cancelled vouchers
l sted on the sheet; the Superintend
ed', should receipt to the Treasurer
for these vouchers by signing hU
ame at the bottom of the sheet, and
deliver both of them to the Treasur
er, who should retain the original
uid deliver the duplicate to the
County Clerk, who should charge the
County School Fund Account and
credit County Treasurer's account
with the total as shown. The County
''reasurer should deliver the can
celled vouchers to the superintendent.
The County Clerk should receipt
the. County Treasurer on his turn
over sheets for a'l cancelled warrants
turned over to hlro by the Treasurer
and should credit bis account with
the total amount shown on same af
ter they have bean audited by the
Whenever the County Treasurer re
turns interest coupons to the Clerks
of School District, he should re
quire the School District Clerk to
sign a receipt for the amount of
smiQ, and file the duplicate at once
with the County Clerk for credit,
after flrHt entering and showing num
ber and amount on bis cash book.
I would' also suggest that the Coun
ty Clerk furnish the Sheriff with
certified copies of all CummisUonersr
Court Journal entries when made re
lating to tax matters, and also fur
nish the Treasurer certified copies of
all such Journal entries when made
relating to his office.
I also recommend the adoption and
,'u ie of requisitions, and herewith sub
mit a blank form. Each official to
be furnished with these forms and
whenever any supplies are needed,
one of them to be filled out, signed
(Continued on last page.)
1 -A VVV Vvl M
FOR IKY YEARS
STORM OVER NORTHWEST HITS
WALLOWA COUNTY 8NOW
ASSURES BIQ CROPS.
Enterprise and Wallowa county
have not escaped from the great
storms that have covered the entire
northwest with snow, and the frees
Ing cold, while not so severe In here
as in other parts of the Inland Em
pire, has. been severe enough to make
the oldest Inhabitant rack his mem
ory to beat It., The coldest was Sat
urday night when an accurate ther
mometer registered 21 below. Snow
covers the valley and the hills to a
depth of from 12 to 18 Inches.
The snow is the deepest In years
and causes lots of rejoicing as It In
sures bumper crops for next year.
The hills will be full of moisture and
the mountains will give forth bank-
full streams of water all next sum
mer. The snow also protects the
fall sown grain.
There Is lots of snow down on the
winter range on the Imnaha, Snake,
Joseph and other canyons, and own
ers of stock have hurried to their
herds and flocks to see about feed.
Many are well supplied but It Is
feared some stock will suffer. Ten
inches of snow and a temperature
below sero was reported at the
Trains are running on time on the
branch, the only delay being the in
bound Saturday, which, waited at La
Grande for the westbound Overland
on the main line, and consequently
did not arrive at Enterprise until
about 7:30 p m.
8tock Shipment Refused.
Owing to tho blockade on the
main line stock shlnmenta ara re
used at valley stations, but a few
far loads got out before the embar-
Ko. It Is expected the main Hue
will be open In a day or two.
M, E. Church: Sunday school at
10 a. m.; preaching at 11 a. m sub
Ject, "Not Ashamed of the Gospel."
Epworth League at 6:30 p. m. No
preaching in the evening. Rev. C. E.
Rev. and Mrs. Jackson will occupy
the pulpit at '.he Christian church
Sunday morning and evening. The
protracted meetings at this church
began Thursday night. 1
Go to the Women's Exehans fa
lunch. Hot coffee.
RIIEY WILL RECEIVE
Soon a. , Car Load of
Also a Car Load of
We are still selling
12 Pounds Sugar
$8 Per Sack For
Jest Grade Sugar
RILEY & RILEY
Phonw White 37
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