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About The news=record. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1907-1910 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1907)
BUSINESS I CARDS
E. T. Anderson, M. D.
Physician and Burgeon
C. T. HOCKETT, M. D.
Office up stairs In Bank Bldg.
When Passing On The Lewis
ton Road, Stop At The
Sled Springs Hotel.
Plenty of Stable Rooiv..
8. B. CONNER, Proprietor.
Wm. Mcllroy anD Company.
Farms, Timber Lands, Acreage,
Lots, Residence aHd Business
Property For Bale. Timber Lc
ELGIN. - OREGON.
Stone Mason and Gutter
Cut stone flues constantly on
hand for short order work,
also fresh lime.
L. J. Pisell, Wallowa, Op.
WALLOWA NATIONAL BANK
O. W. Hyatt,
W. R. Holme,
3eo. 8. OaIk,
Frank A. Kenvle,
Capital. $50.000. '
Geo.W. Hyatt, Mattie A. Holmes
Geo. 8. f?ralg,
G.Pennell, W. R. Holmes.
We do general tanking business.
Exchange bought and sold on princl.
J. A. Burleigh
Burleigh k Boyd
Will pnotloe In all the Courts of
this State and before the Interior
and its offices. f
The most careful attention
given to all business entrusted
to our care.
ALLEN & TAGGART
Hides, Pelts, Furs and W
We will buy vour hides, etc. See us
before'dlsposlng of your goods
Ruggles Sc Lathrope,
We will move your house, barn or
oth,er buildings lo a careful manner;
also put in new foundations when
It you are lu need of any work in
our line, call on or address us at
and union Pacific
Dally Kx Time schedule, Dally Ex.
Depart for Elgin. Ar- from
Imbler; Allcel, Inland
No. 81 City, La Grande, con- Nq. 83
netting at i.a oramle
3:45 p.m. with trains for all 11:80a.m.
pulntK east and west.
Through Ticket To and From All
Parts of the Country.
For further particulars, address,
H. H. WeatberBpoon, Agent.
My Stock is the largest in
this section of the state, and
"most important of all is the
personal element entering
into the make-up of my goods.
It is something to me that
the product of my shop shall
be right." Call' in and let
me show you around.
' L Borland
Enterprise - Oregon
MA80NR, Btandley Lodge, No. 113 meets eve
ry flint and third Saturday In each month.
Members of other Lodges are Invited when In
Hector MoDonald Kdgar Marvin
w- M. Secretary.
EASTERN HTAR. Jessica Chapter, No.
meets every second and fourth Saturday
each month In Masonlo ball. Members fn m
other Chapters are cordially Invited,
Mrs. Maude Marvin. Worthv Matron.
C. A. Hunler Secretary
JAMES L. COREY
The Wallowa News
Issued Every Saturday
Application has been made at the Enterprise,
Oregon, post offlve, fur entrance as second
I (la Advance.)
One Year tl.6S
Six Months 75
Three Months 50
A Few Facts
(Continued from fourth page.)
1907. When the people of this county
give, during a period of two years, to
una roaa, oaicuiatea to Denent chiefly
the town of Wallowa, the sum of $4383.
50, am I not justified in saying that
they are not nnklnd.
And they say that Enterprise controls
the court and is using it for its own
elfish purposes. That, to me, is the
"most unkind" cut of all. I have a
very distinct recollection that in
the campaign of three years ago I had
the misfortune to he a candidate for
county Jndge. My protestations that I
was under no obligations to Enterprise
more than to other parts of the county
were not believed. I got nearly all the
votes in Enterprise, yet I lost. .
I have been credibly informed that
my defeat was not a personal one, but
duo to the fact that I lived in Enter.
prise and was considered Enterprise's
candidate. And I have always believed
it. Judge Corkin's was Wallowa's
candidate, nominated and elected by
Wallowa's influence. He lived in
Wallowa and was Wallowa's friend.
That he is still her friend is demon
strated by the fact that more money has
been appropriated by the court to the
roads and bridges of Wallowa precinct
and to the roads leading into and
chiefly beneficial to the town of Wallowa
than has been appropriated to the roads
and bridges of any other four precincts
in the county.
To say that Enterprise g;ts favors
from the court is unjustified and un
true. Enterprise has never asked for
and has never received anything to
which she was not entitled.
And the Snn says that, due to the in
fluence of the people of Wallowa, (pre
sumably in the hold up, as aforesaid)
the road from Wallowa to the Flora
country fs shortened nine miles as com
pared with the present road, and that
it is six miles shorter than is the road
from Flora to- any .other town. We
would commend to the editor of the
Sun the truth of the saving of that
eminent ' American philosopher. Mr.
Josh Billings:' "It is better not to
know so much than .to know so much
that is not so."
Asa matter of fact the notes of the
survey made by the oonnty surveyor
show tliat from Sled Springs to the
junction with the old road, the distance
is 14 3-8' miles. From that point to
Wallowa is approximately 6 miles, mak
ing a total of approximately 20 miles.
From Sled Springs to Enterprise, by
the section lines is exactly 20 miles.
Now then, we have a road t hat is
practically ilie same in length, and that
is incomparably better and 815 feet less
of hill to climb, the altitude of Wallowa
being 2935 feet, while that of Enterprise
But the Sun, in its attempt to give
reasons why the court house hhould be
moved from Enterprise to Wallowa is
for the most part so silly and childish
that it is not worth while to pay any
attention to it, ,
I hold that this matter should be
settled and settled permanently. That
it should be settled in that manner
which will best serve the interes of the
most people. That that town should
be the county seat which is most con-
venient to the most people and at
which the county's business can be
transacted at the least cost to the tax
payers.. It is purely a business proposi
tion, affecting the poeket of every tax
payer in the county.
Comparing Wallowa with Enterprise
as to location how does the record
stand? To the people of Lostine, Leap,
Mud Creek, Flora, Paradise, Lost Prairie,
and Grouse it should be a matter of in
difference, so far as distance is con
cerned, each town being equally distant.
The people of Wallowa, Promise, iSmith
Mountain and Powwatka have to travel
the extra distance from Wallowa to
Enterprise to reach the county seat.
There were 332 voters registered from
those precincts for the last election.
The people of Enterprise, Joseph, Prairie
Creek, Trout Creek, Pine Creek, Butte,
fcureka, Pittsburg, Imnaha, Park and
Divide would be obliged to' travel the
extra distance from Enterprise to Wal
1 ' it 11.-11 . . .
luwn ji v ii owa were me county seal.
From these precincts there were 776
voters registeed for I the last election.
Now does lit look reasonable that the
rights of 776 voters should suffer that
the interests of 332 should U advanced?
And isn't It a self-evident faot that It
the oonnty seat were established at
Wallowa, the added cost of maintain
ing the county government, in the
way of Increased mileage and per diem
would-be a heavy penalty upon the
tax payers of the county?
And may I add that I trust that
nothing I have said will betaken in a
personal way. Wallowa is a nice
little town. It is prospering and I
have faith that it will continue to
prosper. It has some of the .very btt
citizens in the county men I very
highly esteem and w hose friendship I
would not willingly loose. JIt has bad
the good fortune to acquire, during the
past two years, a large amount of new
blood In its business circles. 1 The new
men would be a valued acquisition to
any community or to any county.
We are glad they have come, but sorry
that they did not better Inform them
selves as to the geography of the
county and of the conditions prevail
ing here before embarking upon what
must prove, to tbein, a disastrous
As I have said, the people of Enter
prise believe that the beet Interests of
the whole couuty require that this
matter be settled and settled perman
ently. It the people of Wallowa wish
to amuse themselves bv oonduotinv a
campaign In their own lu teres ts there i
Is no possible objection that can be
urged, provided that in their campaign
FIRST Shipment of Fall
Goods just came in. New
fall Suitings and Waist pat
terns. Get an early, choice.
Sample swatches of Mens
Suits for fall and winter. We
guarantee satisfaction as to
style and fit.
We refer to our many
'patrons of the past season as
to our record in this respect.
Our Summer goods, such
as Shirt-Waists, Dress Goods,
Ladies and Childrens Oxfords
are not all gone and we are
closing them put at greatly
reduced prices. .
W. J. PUNK & GO.
RODGERS BROS. Proprietors
Dealers in New and Second-hand goods, Bicycles and Bicycle Repairs.
Furniture Repaired, Upholstering done. Counters, Show Cases, Store
fixtures, and Old Mission Furniture made to order. All goods called
for and delivered any place in town. We are located in the Enterprise
Restaurant Building, west side of the ciy square. Call, in and see ns.
Enterprise Livery 1 Feed
Good care of Stock. Good Hay and Grain. A new sybtem of
checking so thaf teams be properly cared for and avoid loss of
whips, etc. One block north of court house. . , . v
J. C. SHACKELFORD. PROP..
they will be honest and fair, will not
impute to enterprise tnings of whlon
she is not guilty, will not endeavor to
make capital for herself, by' creating
prejudice lagainst her rival, will not
stir up strife which will make impossi
ble that harmony of action which Is so
essential to the upbuilding of the
If, after such a campaign sixty per
cent of the voters, the number required
by law. decree that the county seat
shall be (removed to Wallowa, Enter
prise will submit without a murmur.
But, when we oonslder that the
direct personal lute rests of a vast
majority of the people of " the county
will be Injured by such a rtmoval, we
eonuot make ourselves believe that
there la any danger.: v
A. C. Miller,
Pres. Enterprise Commercial Club.
Vou'll Like th Pom We
Olve to Your Pboto
you'll like other things about
the pictures wheu they are done.
We would like to have yon
i oonfeand examine some of our
photographs aud see the new
mounts we are using.
We'll Pleas You la
. Every Particular
MRS. N. A. FALLMAN