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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. A.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28,
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
Classified notices In this column, 1
cent a word each insertion In either
News Record or Chieftain; 1 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 printed matter write to
Cadwallader & Baker, Turlock, CaL
WELL IMPROVED FAR.: in high
state of cultivation, 160 acres 80
acres of alfalfa, BO 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,s woven and barb
wire; abundance" of irrigating water
all pa'.d for and deeded. $60 per
acre. Reasonable terms. On main
road 1 miles from Joseph. See,
address or phone C. E. Vest, Enter
Billiard and Pool table. In good
condition, with new cloth. Half price
for cash, Burleigh & Boyd, attor
neys. BUGGY, second hand, in good condi
tion, newly painted. Cheap. Inquire
of Rodgers Bros.
Will pay cash for Rye, Beardless
Barley and Elue stem Wheat. W. J.
F nk & Co., Enterprise. 2tnr
Second hand Farm Wagon. Ad
dres C. O'Neil, Enterprise, or see
him at the Woman's Exchange.
GRAY FILLEY, coming 2-yearsold,
Came to my farm, 11 miles north of
Enterprise, about October 1. Owner
can have same by proving property
and paying charges. H. D. Crum
packer. Woodmen of t".ie World, Attention.
There will be a special meeting of
the camp on Monday night, February
1st, in Fraternal hall. All those who
txpect to continue" their assessments
are requested to be present. By or
der of the Board of Managers. Chas.
A. Ault, Clerk.
NOTICE OF STOCKHOLDERS'
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Enterprise Mercantile
& Milling Company will be held at
the company's office in Enterprise,
Oregon, at three o'clock p. w., on
February 10th, 1909, for the purpose
of electing directors and the transac
tion of such business as may proper
ly come before said meeting.
GEO. W. HYATT, President.
Bishop Paddock Coming.
Robert L. Paddock, Episcopal
Bishop of the diocese of Eastern Or
egon, will preach is the Methodist
church at Enterprise, Sunday, Janu
ary 31, at 11 a. m. Bishop Paddock
will be at Joseph Saturday evening
and at Wallowa Sunday night.
1920 acres rich, productive land, nearly all in a body, at a spec
ulative value: $10.00 per acre. The land lays well for a stock
and grain ranch and there is a good road to it. 600 acres of
' tillable land, 200 of which is now in cultivation,
10,000,000 Feei Good Saw Timber,
mostly yellow pine. Well watered with river, creek and 15 or
20 good springs. The place produces good grain and hay. Good
winter range; 600 acres under woven wire, coyote tight fence.
Enough wire to fence 400 acres more. Threa small orchards.
School house on land. The place can be divided to make sev
eral good homes. Will require about $7000.00 down. For fur
ther particulars write
Enterprise Real Estate Co.
OFFICE ON MAIN ST. OVER HARNESS SHOP.
.'resident-elect Taft and Mrs.
Taft Leave for Panama.
At New Orleans Feb. 15
PLEA IS MAD: FOR WILSON
Plantation Negroes Sing "God lie
With You Till We Meet Again"
as a Serenade.
Charleston, S. C, Jan.' 25. President-elect
Taft and wife and many
newspaper correspondents, a corps of
expert engineers and other distin
guished friends, sailed this morning
on a cruise that will end at New Or
leans February 13.
Mr. Taft and his Immediate family
departed on the North Carolina and
the others on the Montana. Both
boats were crowded to the limit Re
turning from Panama the Taft party
will be transferred from the war
ships to the scout cruisers Birming
ham and Salem for the trip up the
mouth of the Mississippi river. This
arrangement will permit the North
Carolina and Montana to assist In
escorting home the battleship fleet
on its return from the world-wide
A rather unusual incident of Sun
day was the appearance before Mr.
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WILLIAM H. TAFT.
Taft by appointment of Colonel E.
J. Watson, commissioner of Agricul
ture and immigration in South Caro
lina, who represented also the South
ern States Association of Commis
sioners of Agriculture and a commit
tee from the Farmers' Union in this
state, representing 10,000 Demo
cratic voters, who came to present
resolutions urging the reappoint,
ment of Secretary of Agriculture
Mr. Taft and party were taken to
"The Oaks," the beautiful country
home of Edwin Parsons, near Char,
leston, where luncheon was served
Sunday afternoon. As the party left
Mr- Parsons' house there was assem
bled in the yard 400 or 500 negroes
from the neighboring plantations, all
singing "God Be With You Till We
Meet Again." Mr. Taft made a short
talk to the negroes, telling them that
they must lead decent, honest lives
and do that which was right.
OFF FOR CANAL ZON
Were In the Wreck,
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hover of Seat
tle, who were In this valley in their
autoroooile last summer, were on
board the Republic, the big steamer
rammed and sunk by the Florida off
Cape Cod Saturday. The 758 souls
on board ' were all saved,, wireless
.messages carrying news of the steam
cr's plight and rescue vessels hurried
to the scene of the disaster from
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
The annual meeting of the Enter
prise Commercial club was held in
the office of D. W. Sheahan, Monday
night. The following officers were
elected to serve during 1909: Presi
dent, A. C. Miller; treisurer, W. R.
Holmes; secretary, L. E. Jordan.
The executive committee of nine be
sides the president and secretary will
'be selected by President Miller.
Matters of great importance to
the city and county were discussed
in a general way, and bills were au
dited and allowed.
targe Crowds And
Features of Revival At Christian
Chu-ch Fine Sermons by Rev.
S. W. Jackson,
The Christian church was crowded
to the doors Sunday night, both the
auditorium and lecture room being
packed, many people having to
stand. Mr. Jackson's sermon on
''The Glass Railroad," was among
the best he has delivered. Mrs.
Jackson sang some beautiful solos,
including the illustrated song, "Tell
Mother I'll be There." The singing
by the large choir is a feature of
The revival is marked by large
crowds and growing interest each
mght, and it predicted a great
work will be done in the salvation
of souls. Following is the program
for the remainder of this week:
Wednesday "The Thief On the
Thursday "The Longest Ladder in
Friday "What Shall I Answer
Saturday "The Three-fold Power
Sunday 11 a, m. "The Anointing
Sundaj, 3 p. m. "What Is Man?'
Sunday, 7:30 p. m. "The Ques
tion of tha Ages."
Donald Ellis Combes, six year old
eon of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Combes,
died Monday forenoon after a long
Illness of heart trouble, caused by
rheumatism. The little fellow has
been a sufferer for many months and
his death had been expected for
iweeks but when the news came it
caused sorrow throughout the town
end deep sympathy is felt for the
Iparents, who have lost four of their
Little Donald was born May 26,
1 1902, and all hi 3 short life was
tpent here In Enterprise except a
few months last spring when Mr.
and Mrs. Cqmbes took him to the
Willamette valley in hopes a change
of climate might benefit his health.
t Funeral was held Tuesday after
noon at 2 o'clock from the Chris
tian church. Rev, W. C. Crockett
spoke words of comfort to the sor
rowing ones. The attendance was
large. Interment was in the Enter
j Telephone Company Election.
! Manager Harry Thomas is home
from the Independent Home Tele
phone company meeting at La
Grande. The old board and officers
were re-elected except Will Church
whose place on the board was taken
by C. E. Hood of Wallowa, while
John Caviness was elected vice pres
ident in place of Air. Church.
Ivanhoe Burned Out.
The Hllts-Andross double house in
La Grande, occupied by the families
of Col. F. S. Ivanhoe and T. E. Beuh
ler, was destroyed by fire Sunday
night. Most of the contents were
- Mit the Ivanhoes lost about
$250 worth of furniture and clothing.
The fire is believed to have been of
incendiary origin. A negro named
Jot Williams Is under arrest charged
with the crime.
LEASE OFFERED fflf
FINAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN
ENTERPRISE NEXT SATUR.
DAY AT 1 P. M.
If the land owners of this vicin
ity do not turn out to the sugar
beet meeting next Saturday afternoon
at 1 o'clock, and enough land offered
to make the experiment worth while.
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The famous rock of Seylla, marking the eiitmnce to the strait of MesHlna.
I? J? f u?rt ?f the earth(luake Z("'e of soutUeru Italy. It was first reported
that this historic promontory, which iui. leut navluutors feared when travers
ing the whirlpool of Clmrybdis, had crumbled and fallen Into the sea. Taor
mlna, where so many ancient ruins stand, was only slightly shaken by the
the movement will be abandoned for
this year, say the reprejentatives of
-he company, as it is imperative the
definite offers be known by Febru
ary 1. While a number of farmers
have made offers to lease their land,
the greater number are. holding back.
'J all will come out to this meating,
acreage and price can be ascertained
and Bubmlttel to the company.
The article in last Wednesday's
paper has stirred up some contro
versy. In reply those In favor o
3ugar beet culture say the company
backs its belief in this valley as a
sugar growing country by being will
ing to assume all the money risk.
the land owners risk nothing. They
will be paid a fair rental for tha
land, and the land will be benefitted,
as it will be thoroughly cleaned.
Here is the lease offered to the
Land Lease Contract
"I have thU day leaied to the
Amalgamated Sugar company, a cor
poration located at La Grande, Ore
gon, acres of land, situ
ated qf my farm, located near
, Wallowa County, Oregon, to-
gether with sufficient water furnlnhed
by me to irrigate said land, for the.
trm of one year, with the privi
lege of more year3, according
to the option of the said Amalga
mated Sugar company, for the sum
of per acre; said rental to be
paid on or before , 190 .
"The Amalgamated Sugar company
accepts the leasa of the above men
tioned land at the price and terms
stated, and we both bind ouraelves
and our legal representatives to the
Then follows usual sijnatures and
witnessing of the same.
"What is there in the above to
cause the Wallowa mai to get out
his hammer?" said one here who be
lieves that growing sugar beats would
double the population and quadruple
tbe wealth of the sections that take
FACTS FROM COLORACO
ABOUT BEET GROWING
The sugar beet industry is 10 years
old in Colorado. The Denver News
Times gives a summary of the re
sults. It has "turned into the cof
fers of the people $100,000,000 in act
ual cash, $75,000,000 in sugar pro
duced and the balance from the var
ious by-products of tbe sugar making
process or through the feeding of
cattle and sheep o; the pulp and
molasses from the factories or on the
beet tops from the unmarketable
be?ts oii the farm."
Of the $75,000,000 for actual sugar,
'.$38,408,265 was paid to the farm
ers for beets, and $12,680,800 to la
borers In the' factories.
"In the factory districts land
values have increased 300 and 400
per cent since the plants were es
tablished. Land that formerly could
be bought for $25 an acre cannot be
had now for $100."
"From the viewpoint of the farm
er the year Just ended gave a strik
ing lesson of what has always been
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AND ROCK OF SCYLLA.
said in Colorado in support of sugar
beets. The price per ton to the
farmer la always the same, regardless
of the fortunes of the factory. No
other crop that can be planted by
the farmer offers the same Induce
ment in this particular.
"No crop raised in any section of
the country except in Colorado ap
' proaches the beet crop for net re
turns to the farmer. The average
yield per acre harvested in Colorado
for the past five years has been
close to fourteen tons at $5 a ton,
making a gross return of about $70.
The average cost of raising the crop,
according to reports from all sec
tions of the state, is about $35 an
acre, leaving a net return of about
$35. The returns from the best
(corn In the east, which is more unre
liable than the beet crops, do not
average better than $18 an acre, and
hail, excessive rain or hot winds
ruin crop after crop when they would
not affect the farm value of the
beet crop to any appreciable extent."
The Denver paper tela of tha
great value of the pulp as feed for
istock. Actual results show that each
;ton of pulp costing 40 caata puts
meat worth $2 on cattle. It Is de
c'ared tho best food that can be
given stock for fattening purposes.
There are many other by-products,
such hi nnfalfa and denatured al
cohol, that aid to the wealth of a
Ibest producing and manufacturing
auction. And the prosperity extends
do the towns. The News-Times says
Towns Become Thriving Cities.
The farmers in Colorado and the
laborers i;i the beet fields and fac
tories are not the only persons who
have benefited to a marked extent
through the development of the beet
sugar industry. Every factory town
In the state has developed Into a
thriving city since the factory wa3
established and the large sums of
imoney paid every year to the farm
ers and workers connscted with tha
(industry have done much toward en
riching hundreds of merchants, busi
ness men and manufacturers depen
C?nt upon tho factory town trade.
Postmaster Ben Weathers has a
supply of the new one and two
cent stamps. The pictures of Frank
lin and Washington are in profile
Instead of full face and there is less
lettering but he's charging the same
old price for them.
NEW TIME TABLE
FOR BRANCH TRAIN
HELD AT LA CRANCE FOR EAST
ERN MAIL OUTGOING TRAIN
The change of time of th trala on
this branch foretold In this piper
several weeks ago, went Into effect
Monday. The incoming train doe3
not leave La Grande until 9:45 a. m.,
or one hour and 45 ml.iutca later
than formerly. Part of this Is mado
up by a fast -r rvn, and the leaving
time at Enterprise Is 3:45 p. m., or
ut one hour and 15 minutes later
than before. This change, while It
makes our Po:ttnd mall an hour
and a quarter laur is a great con
venience, as all oar Eastern mall is
24 hours cailler. Tho big west,
bound mail tnln on tho main ll.io.
No. 1, arrlvei in La Grand j bofora
the departure of the bramh t;ain.
.Mail n:d pr.ssenners for thlu conty
that forrrerly had to "lay over'' 21
hours in La Gruide, now come right
through. Le'trre mallei at Chica
go oa 1 Saturday morning, will
reach Enterprise Tuesday af'.jr
noon. The wejtbound branch train has
nlso change! time, loaving a.i hiur
earlier than before. I's leaving time
at Enterprise is now 7:30 a. m. It
arrives at La Grande about 2 p. m.,
giving plenty of time for visV.ors
to that city to transact buslne3j
and roturn on the next day's train.
Postmaster Ben Weathers an-
iiouiu'03 malls close as follows: West
bound 6:45 a. m.; eastbound 3 p. m.
In New Depot.
Agent Harman moved hu office In
to the new depot Sunday, ta the
great relief and sutis. action of him
self and all patro.is of the road.
The depot is both convenient and
comfortable. Construction Lngbeer
j Brandon, In Enterprhe, Monday, stat
ed the depots and stockyards horo,
at Wallowa and Joejph were exactly
ftl Ike In all rospeHj, including size.
This should stop the silly braggado
cio as to the relative bigness and
li.. ... jbi of those structures.
Petitions for Caily Mail.
Tviin3 t0 po.Uoirice depart-
I ment have been circulated in all
downs along this branch asking for
a seven-days-a-week mall sirvloe.
The petitions are addrcjsed to tha
second assistant postmaster general.
Jan, 25 Oscar P. Victor and Mar
garet M. Mollon.
Have Just Arrived
We are still selling
12 Pounds Sugar
$8 Per Sack For
Best Grade Sugar
RILEY & RILEY
Phons White 37
Dray and Express