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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. tt 2.
GOVERNOR GEORGE E. CHAMBERLAIN
ENTERPR.SE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1909. "
' COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
ELECT PEOPLE'S CHOICE
ON FIRST BALLOT
Salem, Jan. 19, 1 p. m The leg
islature in Joint session assembled,
on the first ballot, elected Governor
George E. Chamberlain United States
Senator to succeed Charles E. Fulton.
SUGAR BEET MEETING
WILL BE HELD JANUARY
Owing to the fact that many of
the largest landowners who are deep
ly interested in having the sugar
beet culture experiment made in
this valley, were out of town, some
at the National Woolgrowers conven
tion at Pocatello, some in Portland
but the majority down in the can
nons looking after their stock, the
meeting advertised for last Saturday
night was postponed until Saturday
afternoon, January 30 at 1 o'clock.
The meeting will be held in the O.
K. & I. Co. office at Enterprise, first
door west of the postoffice, and ev
ery farmer or other land owner, who
has beet land, or any person inter
ested in the experiment is requested
to be present. This is the final call
on this buisness.
Classified notices in this column, 1
cent a word each Insertion in either
A'ews Record or Chieftain; 14 cents
a word for same notice in both
papers; special rates by the month
Wallowa County Delegate Writes In
teresting Report of Trip and
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; soon
Pocatello, Idaho, Jan. 16. (To the
Editor.) I herewith send you a brief
sketch of my trip to the National
Woolgrowers convention. I left En
terprise Jan. 12 in company with
Fred Falconer and Walter Boner. We
arrived at La Grande about 2:30 p.
to. and lall over mere until 3 p. m
li. -Manss, Industrial Commissioner,
Chicago association, subject. "Advan
tages of Chicago as a Central Market
for Wool." Next was a few pointers
on packing and tying fleeces and the
proper care of wool by Hon. P. G.
Johnson of Blackfoot, Ida. The next
address was "Relation of the Manu
facturer to the Woolgrower," deliv
ered by Hon. C. H. Harding, ex-president
of he national association of
Major Fred R. Reed of Shoshone
made a very interesting talk on the
pioneer day and hardships of the
west and what the sheep Industry
had done to develop and improve the
On the evening of Jan. 15 the Or
egon delegation met in the Y. M. C.
(Continued on last page.)
New Central Hotel
Fine Three-Story Structure Which
Takes Place of Burned Building
Soon to Be Opened.
The new Central Hotel is fast
nearing completion and will be op
ened for buslnes3 about February
10, says J. T. Blrcher, the proprie
The old hotel burned the night of
September 23, and that it has been
replaced so soon by a large, three-
WILL BUILD HALL
MASONS AND KNIGHTS OF PYTH
IAS TO PUT UP FINE
Wallowa, Jan. 19. The Masonic
and Knights of Pythias lodges are
contemplating erecting a Fraternal
temple this coming summer. Stand
ley lodge No. 113, A. F. & A. M.,
TIMBER CO'S TAX
WILL PROBABLY COME UP FOR
HEARING AT MAY TERM OF
the 13th. We met the Pendleton boys j storr structure that is a credit to
in a private Pullman car and were I cltT due to the Indomitable
to $100 per acre. For further infor
mation and printed matter write to
Cadwallader & Baker, Turlock, Cal.
WELL IMPROVED FAR.: in high
tate of cultivation, 160 acres 80
aeres of alfalfa, 50 acres in small
grain. 25 acres of bottom land, with
abundance of timber and running
water. New house, new barn, gran
ary, hog feeders and various out
buildings. Entire farm enclosed with
hog-tight fence, woven and barb
wire; abundance of Irrigating water
all pa'.d for and deeded. $60 per
acre. Reasonable terms. On main
road IVt miles from Joseph. See,
addrass or phone E. Vest, Enter
bound for Pocatello, being
Billiard and Pool table, in good
condition, with new cloth. Half price
for cash. Burleigh & Boyd, attorneys.
BUGGY, second hand, in good condi
tion, newly painted. Cheap. Inquire
of Rodgers Bros.
MONEY TO LOAN.
State school money to loan at 6
per cent oa improved, patented
farms. For particulars enquire of
Colon R. Eberhard, attorney for
Board. Joseph. 38b lm
Will pay cash for Rye, Beardless
Barley and Blue stem Wheat. W. J.
F ak & Co., Enterprise. 2tnr
Second hand Farm Wagon. Ad
dres C. O'Neil, Enterprise, or see
him at the Womaa'sExchange.
joined by other sheepmen at almost
every station along the line until we
reached our destination.
The farther east we went the less
enow we found and the warmer the
weather was until we reached Poca
tello at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, and there it
was raining and a chlnook wind blow
ing. This made me feel good for the
sheepmen in Wallowa county as well
as all the rest of the flockmasters of
the northwest, for I realized that a
big chlnook was the only thing that
would save their flocks from destruc
tion. When I crossed the sagebrush
plains of Idaho and saw thousands
of sheep wandering in the big sage
brush and snow about 6 inches deep,
I wondered if they would ever live to
see bare ground again.
At Pocatello we were escorted to
the T. M. C. A. hall and there reg
istered and received our badges. I
may add that we wrote our names
on black paper with white Ink, which
was something new to me. After
securing rooms at the Bannock Ho
tel we proceeded to take in the
town. At 2 o'clock p. m., we went
to the coaventlon hall and heard
some very fine music and singing,
as well as some very able speeches
made by such men as James H.
Brady, governor of Idaho; Hon. E.
E. M. Loux, mayor of Pocatello, Col,
E. J. Bell of Laramie, Wyo, Hon.
Fred W. Gooiing of Shoshone, who
Is president of the National Wool
growers association, and the annual
address of the eastern vice president,
Joseph E. Wing of Meehanicsburg,
Ohio. The next day, Jan, 15, the
first address was made by Hon. W.
pluck of Mr. Blrcher, who undis
mayed by his total loss in the fire,
began preparations for a new build
ing before the embers of the old had
The new structure is one of the
largest hotels in the county, and con
tains no less than 40 bed rooms. The
building is three stories, well built
and the first story is lathed and plas
tered. The walls are now receiving
coats of tinted ka'.somine. The fin
lshlng woodwork is beautifully grain
The office, 20x28 feet in size, has
doors opening into the dining room
and parlor, and a large open stair
way to the second floor. The parlor
Is 18x20 feet in size, but the dining
room is the glory of the house, both
for spaciousness and light. It is 28x
30 feet and will be divided by cur
tains into general and commercial
dining rooms. Mr. Blrcher is mak
ing special preparations for the com
merclal trade, and has large bed
rooms and will fit up sample rooms
for them. The entire dining room
will seat over 50 people. The klt-
hen, 12x28, extends clear across the
south end of the building.
Tt ba'hrLoms and toilet rooms
Hie on the second and third floors.
At the south side Js a substantial
f.re escape. Porches will be built in
THERE IS MONEY IN THE SHEEP BUSINESS
and you can live like a king when you own a farm like this:
160 acres land on the Grande Ronde River, 30 miles north of
Wallowa; elevation 1600 feet; 60 acres tillable land, balance to
gether with 6 sectloDB adjacent Government land
Fine Winter Range
40 acres can be placed under Irrigation and will produce three
crops of alfalfa per year. 'About 20 acres now in cultivation.
Feeding season from 10 to 30 days. Goood summer range, hay
ranches, and cheap hay near by. Improvements: Good 4 room
bouse, barn, cellar, 40 acres under fence, living well, outhouses,
etc. Fruit: 1000 thrifty well selected trees all kinds 600 of
which are bearing. One of the best peach orchards in the coun
ty. Small fruit and berries in abundance. This orchard should
pay $1000 a year. With the rapid settlement of the county and
the few 'orchards of this kind now bearing, most of the fruit
should be sold on the farm. This place is a sure money maker
for the right person. Price $3500.00. Terms,
Enterprise Real Estate Go.
OFFICE ON MAIN ST. OVER HARNESS 8HOP.
OIL INDICATIONS IN
HILLS NEAR ENTERPRISE
The water In a well at J. R. Hal-
ley's, below town, became too oily
to use. A bottle of the oil was
Skimmed off by Mr. Halley and
brought to Burnaugh & Mayfield's
drug store, where it was poured into
an iron cuspidor and Ignited. It
burned as readily as any crude petro
There are a number of places la
the hills north and northeast of En
terprise where there are surface indi
cations of oil, notably on M. Hodge's
homestead and at E. R. Bowlby's.
On the W. R. Holmes ranch north
of town the water pools have oil on
them, and gas bubbles are of frequent
So far there is no oil excitement
in Wallowa county, but the day may
come when several mammoth oil com
panies will be formed and our neigh
bors asked to buy stock.
WALLOWA CATTLE TOP
THE PORTLAND MARKET
Two car loads of Wallowa county
cattle, from the Cavlness ranch and
shipped by Frank Graham, brought
the top of the market, $5.35, in Port
ALDER SLOPE FARM 80LD.
R. D. Sanford has sold his fine Al
fier 81ope farm of 160 acres to John
Bookout, Jr., for $75 an acre. It is
one of the very best farms in this
vicinity aud has good improvements.
He bought the farm three years ago
(or $50 an acre.
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The revival at th M. E. church
will continue all this week. The
singing by Rev. McDiarmld draws
Evangelistic meetings will begin
In the Presbyterian church next Sun
day. Dlshmnn, Day & Co. shipped three
cars of cattle and two of hogs from
this station Tuesday.
Engineer and Mrs. H. A. Brandon
will retum to this city, Wednesday.
Ross Falconer of Enterprise and I District Attorney Ivanhoe and Dep-
t arson Adams, a Bheep buyer of I "ly District Attorney Eberhard. in
Laramie, Wy, were lu town Tues-, behalf of the county, have enterei
day. I into a stipulation with the attorn by a
Hooper of Ho:per & Hudson, the the timber companies to not try
me tax cases at this special term of
court, but they will in all probability
come up at the May term.
This is considered a move in the
county's interest, though proposed
by the attomeys for the companies.
It wfil give time for better collection
of evidence, and even to cruise the
assessed Umber tracts If necessary.
The suits are appeals by the three
big timber holding companies from
the decision of the board of equali
zation that the assessed valuation of
$1000 per quarter section was not
excessive or unfair.
MRS. REED KNOX, DAUGHTER-IN-LAW OF SENATOR KNOX.
,a!?nat0M PhlIa"depuc- Knos'8 duusl.ter-lu-luw Is a graceful figure at all
the receptions and other social events held at the WuhliiRtun home of the
fnTL ) mnai.r KnX beCOUU'8 t'y Htate his splendid house
tfnn, 7 6 t1he,8ce"e of numeruiM diplomatic gatherings, and Mrs.
SSSf J " tbe U8k 0f entertaln"'8 with her charming daughtcr-lu-law
Beed Knox and his wife make their home with Mr. Knox's parents
butchers, left here Tuesday
25 head of cattln niirrhnnnri
ias over $5000 available as a build- Elgin
ing fund. It having been enriched by with
a bequest of $5,500 in the will of the of John McDonald
aie J. C Stanaiey, The K. of P. Ir8. J w SnrBV . . ...
has over $3000 in its building fund, turned home Tuesday after a visit
so the financial part is in excellent at Loilte and here with Charles
snape: regotiations are being made n,ig aj famiiy
with the Wallowa Mercantile com-l m1s Leona Gartzke went' to La
pany, which Is planning to erect a'nrn,UT i . . . .
-- - - - - .-.-..no iucjus; on a uuisness trip.
una stone Duucung on the site of its) Lee Morelock, who had been work-
weswt store room ana on-us vacant lng at the depot here, returned
lot immediately west. This would Elgin Mondav
give the company one of the largest MIaa LouUe Wae,ty went Qut
and finest mercantile rooms In the Elgin, Tuesday, where she will
county, and the lodges would own the employed as a nunt.
entire second story, giving them a
space of 58x100 feet to divide up In
to lodge room, banquet hall, kitchen,
dressing and ante-rooms.
Schauffer, the Pendleton tailor, has
stated he will return In the spring
and begin at once the erection of a
one story atone business room on his
lot between the hotel and bank.
H. E. Driver has retired from the
Eastern Oregon Mercantile company,
bis interest having been bought by
.Messrs. Sherman, McClaron and
Wolfe Bros, have bought the Ott
property for $1000, and are fixing up
tbe rooms preparatory to moving
their soft drink business Into their
If there Is any prettier finishing
wood than Wallowa county tamarack.
it isn't used in this neck of woods.
Step Into the City Pharmacy if you
want to verify this statement. It la
a veriable little palace and Mr. Mc
kenzie is pardonably proud of IiIh
About 30 society people enjoyed a
social evening at the home of Mr.
ind Mr J. Hector McDonald, Monday
night. The game of 000 waj the
A Jolly party of 10 took a sleigh-
ride to Jackson Wise's on Smith
Mountain Friday evening, where they
were most hospitably entertained at
an old fashioned country party, the
festivities continuing all night long.
A delicious hot supper was one of
the principal features.
Evangelist Stevens, who is con
ducting a revival at Lostlne, preached
In tbe Christian church here Sun-
Mrs. Harvey Harris, wife of Forest
Supervisor Hairis, Is suffering from
b'ood poison, caused by cutting her
finger while, opening a fruit Jar. Her
mother, Mrs. 11. C. Cramer of Enter
prise, is with her.
Attorney A. S. Cooley is attending
circuit court at Enterprise.
Mrs. Charles McAlister of Enter
prise came down Tuesday for a brief
"lslt at the home of her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Johnson.
Ceo. L. Post and daughter, Mrs.
Arthur Johnson, and children, of En
terprise, were arrivals on Tuesday
County Superintendent J. C. Con
ley was a caller at the schools Tues
day. E. B. Knapp, a prominent flock
master from Enterprise, was here on
Preibjterlan Church: Selden C.
Adams, minister. Sunday school at
10 a. in. Preaching at 11. Christian
Endeavor at 6:30 p.m. No preaching
In the evening. Prayer meeting Wed
nesday evening at 7:30.
Services at Hurricane Creek Sun
day afternoon. Rev. Selden C. Ad
ams will preach.
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.
Go to the Women's Exchange for
lunch. Hot coffee.
HIGH 8CHOOL NOTES.
The enrollment of Miss Bethel Me
Kenzle, of Lostlne, has raised the
membership of the W. C. H. S. to 60.
Rev. Jackson and Assessor Miller
visited the school Friday, and made
Ivan Jackson, '09, is with us again.
although still the worse for a crip
pled knee, which was dislocated a
few weeks ago.
The following classes have just be
gun the work of the last semester,
Solid and Plane Geometry, Geology,
Botany and Advanced Bookkeeping.
These classes are In accordance with
he course of study adopted by the
high school board, and approved by
acate superintendent Ackerman.
(Vance Thomas of the North Coun-
I ry is absent from school at present,
having been called home by the Ill
ness of his parents.
Several members of the Enterprise
public school expect to take the state
'examinations this week.
N. W. Usher Bhlpped a carload, 22
head, of horses to Walla Walla from
Enterprise, Tuesday. Harry Dowd
took out his last lot of cattle until
spring, shipping four loads of Imna
ha cattle from Joseph to Wallace,
Have Just Arrived
We are still selling
12 Pounds Sugar
$8 Per Sack For
Best Grade Sugar
RILEY & RILEY
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