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ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 1 1909.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPEW
--rond-hand sewing machines.
tne second Hand Store. Enterprise.
TffooND HAND set double work bar-!
8'W' . t. A Ctnro n, HOP I
new, ' Secona nm
rTaFkinds of rough lumber.
KnterDrise. Ores. Win
portix of Enterprise.
A GOOD PIANO, for
BEST BUSINESS INDEX SHOWS
ENTERPRISE IN FRONT RANK
OF OREGON CITIES!
Postmaster Weathers has received
official notice that his salary has
lngton from $1C00 to $1200, Arling
ton ana D:ain eich from $1200 to
Clark Out on Bail.
Dan Clark was released on bail
Saturday, $1300 bond being given 1
with R. F. Stubblefield as security. ;
CAR LOAD SHIPMENTS. - ACREAGE DOUBLED AND CONDI
Car of timothy to Portland by Wat-1 TIONS NEVER BETTER IN
son Bros. Netted sellers $12.50 a ton.
-r of mdse. out Monday' on
Five double decked cars of sheep
TIMBER CLAIM: w of s.w., and
-u of n w. section 21. t 3 n,
I a Price $1500. C. E. Hill. Erni
es! Idaho. "
HAM ESTONIAN COLT. Good
Cw. M. Gaily, Enterprise.
MONEY TO LOAN
Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
p. Rusk, Atty. State Land E'd. Joseph
price, v8 or . V7l:tf year, from $1200 to $1400. No office
Wade, Enterprise, ln Oregon received a larger increase
and only seven others as much, while
27, Including Joseph, received an In
crease of $100.
The postmaster's salary Is based
upon the gross receipts of the office
exclusive -of money orders. Receipts
of between $2400 and $2700 give the
postmaster a salary of $1200. Enter
prise has Jumped from that class to
the $1400 one, with receipts between
$3000 and $3500.
There Is no better Index of busi
ness than postal receipts, and these
show that this city is advancing as
rapidly, In proportion to size, as any
city In the state. Last year the
salary was increased from $1100 to
$1200. The receipts for the year
ending March 31, 1909, were $3103.
Enterprise and Joseph are the only
presidential offices ln the county,
The boom towns of Eugene, Hood
River and Medford only received
$100 Increases. Offlce3 that shared
with Enterprise a $200 raise are
Arleta, Lents, McMlnnvlUe, Newport,
Ontario, Seaside and Wasco, Hep
pner was reduced from $1600 to$1500,
Sumpter from $1400 to $1300, Hunt-
been Increased $200 for the coming by Falconer Bros, to North Yakima.
CATHOLIC PASTOR ARRIVES.
A new pastor for this parish, Rev.
Father. Cantwell. has arrived and for
the present is a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Baudan of Prairie Creek
fie will hold services in the Enter
prise church next Sunday at 9 a. m.
June 7 F. H. Jensen and
A meeting of citizens will be held
ln the Electric theatre next Monday
evening, to consider the power and
railway proposition of the Troy M &
Call to Meet State Organization
Officers In Enterprise,
The state officers of the Oregon
Threshers association will meet with
ie threshers of Wallowa county at
the court house In Enterprise, Tues
day, June 15, at 10:30 a. m for the
purpose of organlzeing a County
Threshers association. These associa
tions are being formed all through
Oregon for the purpose of bettering
conditions as may seem to be for the
ben interest of the membership. One
of the principal lines of work is the
obtaining of better roads, and improv
ed bridge construction, which will
ueet with the approval of every tax
payer in this county.
All farmers having threshing acre-
There was never a better crop Out
look in Wallowa county. That state
ment Is based on first hand talks
durlrg the last 10 days with over
a scare of farmers from all parts of
the county Prairie Creek, Iranaha,
The Buttes, Chico, Trout Creek, Leap
Flora, Promise, Day Ridge and all up
and down the valley.
Sellers of Beed grain say there has
been over three times as much sold
as ever be'ore and it is a conserva
tive estimate to say the acreage In
grain is twice that ever planted ln
any former year. There is a fine
stand of both fall and spring sown
grain, color, condition and growth ex
cellent. There will be Immense hay
crops, alfalfa which was a little back
ward making up Us delay and more
too during the week of splendid
warm, growing weather following the
week of rain. Everything Is getting
another good soaking this week.
Bumper crops and high prices
meuns even better times in this
from the sheep business, sold the re
mainder of his ffocks, 1600 yearlings,
to J. II. Dobbin
Buys Hayes Kernan's Sheep.
M. E. Hotchki3s and Sam Lltch
have boueht 3500 bucks, ewes and
age are invted to attend and will be lambs of Hayes. Keroan, and his
made honorary members of the asso- right on the Cottonwood winter range
elation without expense, for $18,000. Kernan, who Is retiring
Bid Ym Get
Why, at the Enterprise Mercantile &
Milling Go's busy big store, of course
CATHOLIC SISTER KAS
RIGHT TO SOLICIT AID
There seems to have boon a clash
af autu .rity In regard to a Catholic
ils.er who is In the valley asking old
for the new hospital at Baker City.
Rev. Fr. V.'hyte of La Grande tele
graphed Sheriff Marvin that she was
without authority, but the following
message in answer to on Inquiry by
Peter Baudan, settles the mnUer. and
our generous peiple will be entirely
right to give freely, as they are able,
to Sl3ter Nerl, for the worthy object
which she represents:
Bishops" Hoire, Baker City, Ore.,
May 21, 190:).
To Whom It May Concern:
The Rev. Siu?r .M. Neri Is hereby
authorized to receive subscriptions ln
Wallowa county for the building of
he new St. Elizabeth's hospital at
Baker City. c. J. O'REILLY,
Eldiop of Baker City,
Baseball, Enterprise vs Wallowa at
Wallowa next Sunday. Round trip
tickets 75 cents.
At Long Session
Members Funk And Hockett Are
Given Baptism of Routine
ON 0. R & N. LINES
NO OTHER SECTION 13 TAXED SO
HEAVILY FOR FREIGHT
Under the ripUl questioning of
State Railroad Co umlssloner C. 11.
Altchlson, First Assistant Freight
Agent W. E. Caman admitted the
O. R. & N. comiany was charging
the people of Wallowa county a much
higher freight rate than U charged
anywhere else cn Its system. This
Is the only branch on whl;h the
continuous dis.ance tariff on through
shipments, such as to and from Port
land, Is not applle l. The only excuse
offered was that the extonslon coat
a lot of mo icy ( but o hor br.nichet
cost a lot of money and those ex
orbitant charges were never applied
The foregoing in brief wns the re
sult of the ra'e hearing held by tho
state railroad commission In Enter
prlne Monday, The hearing was hold
In the pirlor of Fraternal Hull, by
irommlsstoners Altchlson und OHvvald
West; The complainant, the Enter
prise Commercial club, will I'jpro
sented by Attorney D. W. Shoahiii,
while Attorney A. C. Sponger b-.J Mr.
Coman appeared for the rallrand.
The wltnetsei for tho conipl.ilirnt
were J. H. Do'ibln, A. C. Miller. VI. V.
The new councilmen. C. E. Funk ! stuUDienom. w. 11. iuikot or nor..
and C. T. Ho.kett, had an lutroduct- ",K. r -
ion to a tvnlcal council aesslon Mon- "owing testified for tho railroad c .n-
day night, a dozen affairs of more or '-ay: Mi-Cully, of Joseph. E. A.
'esa moment hut .h romilrW ttmn '"'S oi "", o.
to consider and decide, keeping them I w- FlUni'rick and 9. I'. Crow
busv until after ii oYWk Lostlne. and W, E. Coman of the
They keep the
For the Money
Very snappy young men all wear them and say none better
John A. Moffit. President United
Hatters of North America writes as
follows: "The Kingsbury Hat is
of the finest brands of union
We have coming for
Fourth of July trade
some novelties in John
Strootman Shoes for
Ladies and Misses.
This line of f ancys is 5
Something entirely neW S made hats to-day on the market" g
and if you do not pro- s
' - . VlTlll P
cure a pair you win 0
regret it tor your
neighbor will have a
Kn?ftrTI? A D In all the latest styles. If you
NECKWEAR want something that w.ll please
your girl, why, get a tie at the E. M. & M. Co's store, as they
In this department we
are very strong and
invite you to examine
our stock very care
fully before purchas
Young Man, we have
some fancy shirts that
will just suit you.
aw voted to be the nicest in town
We handle the McKibbin Gloves which are a
great favorite with men and boys. Satisfac
tion guaranteed. Many other things too numerous to mention.
Call and examine our big stock
... ii.. f- - fnvnrc wp are. very respectfully
ThanKing you very mnaiy iur -
M. & M. Co., Enterprise, Oregon
The perplexing city ditch question
was up again thl i lime on a petition
jy Geo. S. Craig and 10 other users
uiklng that a man be hlrod to look
after It, keep It cleaned out and ap
portion the water. This duty was
id ded to that of strest commissioner,
ind the Job offered to Charles Hug
it $60 a month. Later on he will
Uko have the work of tapping the
water mains. Mr. Hug has had ex
perience ln the work both at Elgin
ind Wallowa. The Job will be a
lermaneut one If he gives satisfact
ory and It Is be'l'aved he will,
A. M. Wagner aske.i that the rates
"or water from the city ditch be
placed on a bash of amount of water
jsed Instead of amount of laud Infl
ated, but It was decided to wait for
the recommendation of the new com
missioner. John Calvin was given
permission to use old cross walk
lumber to make footbridges on the
streets ln the vicinity of his home.
rhe mayor and Councilmen Hockott
ind Blckford aie a committee to se
cure a safe in which to keep city
papers and records. The ordinance
to vacate certain alleys in Merryman's
addition was passed.
The security bond of the American
Light and Water company in the sum
if $30,000 was accepted. Engineer
Ulen made a re.:ort of construction
to May 31, showing over $3300 spent.
City bonds t? the amount of $3000
were Issued as payment on the contract.
In view of the great Increase of
work devolving on City Recorder Tag
art, his monthly salary was raised
'rom $5 to $15 a month. His bond
In sum of $500 was accepted and jl
J. C. Shacke:ford offered to grade
Vorth River and North West First
itreets for three blocks north from
s'orth streets If the city would estab
lsh the grade. Offer accepted.
ilavor authorize 1 to have new .fool
rldge over mill flume on River street
sonstructed, and the approach to the
lew bridge on Re ildence streot fixed
J p. The following bills were allowed:
("has, Thomas, 6 days work $15.00;
ft. E. Taggart, wages, rent, recording
leeds, e'c. 13X0; T. M. Dill May pay
i.OO; C. M. Lockwoad May pay, 5 00;
as. RoJgers, Judge of election, 2.00;
'his. Thomai, Judge of election, 2.00;
T. R. Akins Judge of election, 200;
1. E. Coinbei, blacksmltliing, l.nu;
F. VeAnnlty, nutting ditch, 2.00;
t. L. l'idcock, work on streats,l.r,5;
i. J. Forsytbe, lights 52.30; John
Moeftlo, work on streets 6.25; Wm.
Putinan, work on strejts 2.50; Dur
naugh & May field, Mdse. 2.50.
Adjourned and Special Sessions.
May 28. Rills allowed, L. F. Mc
nulty, hauling dogs $9; Jacob Bauer
for right of way for water main across
his farm, $100.
May 31 Bids for tapping water
mains opened as follows: H. E.
Oakes $11.86, S. K. Clark $10.85.
June 3. Bills allowed; Wm. Mc
Cormack, for right of way for water
main across his land, $100. .
O. R. & N.
The testimony ns to tho ex:an--sively
high and discriminatory rates
was not contiuillcteL The company
offered no Justification excc"t th.t
'.ertuln men of Wallowa, Lostlne a id
Joseph, picked by Itself, hud agree!
to them.' Those were tho wltaoH '
It summoned. Ah lo fro ;i that, Spon
cir, the company's luwyer, put In moil
of his time trying to get those wit
nesses to laugh at allogod funny al
lusions and dirty flings at this city
and Its wltnesHos
The meil's of tho showing were on
ihe side of the people, as wai roailo
iplulnly evident whe.i the commission
ers, figuiailvoly speaking, stood Mr.
Coman on hi rate-tariff filled head.
The state cummlssloneis consider the
wool schedule Is up to tho Interstate
commerce commission fur settlement
in the complaint recently filed by
the stato commission.
Choice residence property for rent,
See E. M. & M. Co.
One day only
JUNE 12, 1909
From Daylight to
DarK we will Sell
STAR A STAR CE
DAR SHINGLES for
Groceries, Fuel, Feed