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AM INDSPEMDEMT HEWSFAPMI
f ublished every Thursday at Enterprise, Oregon
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H. A. GALLOWAY
Editor and Publisher
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KKUULAU KUJidOHIPTIOM RATBS
One year $1.60
Three months 50 cents
SPECIAL COUNTY ADVERTISING OFFER
Regular mibscriliers may have as many copies as they desire sent outside of the
county at the following rate, cash, in advance;
Why Work Stopped.
The misfortune of having your railroads and railroad construction under the
contrcl of a Wall Street gambler was forcibly brought home to the people of
Wallowa county last week.
Seizing the pretext of a tight money market, purposely brought about by
himself and his backerB, Gambler Harriman ordered the suspension of all
construction work on the Union Pacific system. The order Included the ex
tension of the Elgin branch iuto this valley, which was within a few months at
most of being completed.
Thus after wailing for years for modern tran sportation facilities, the' cup of
relief is dashed from our very lips to serve the move in the game now being
played by Harriman to revenge himself upon President Roosevelt because the
Matter's policies were making it difficult for him to entice suckers into his
The foregoing is not the explanation of the order that Is being eent out
from the big news centers. That inspired explanation is carefully edited by
Harriman tools, but the News Record explanation is the true one neverthe
less, and while it may sound radical, you will find conservative business men
stating it on the streets of Enterprise as their belief, and more tliun one large
city paper is also telling the true version.
The time when the people can longer be fooled by high-sounding phrases of
finance, and the "business interests" ('meaning Wall Street gambling) is past.
We don't pretend to know bow it is in other pl.icax, but judging from conversation
heard during the lust week, Enterprise and vicinity would vote about 10 to 1 in
favor of government ownership of railroads.
ecortfs Great $405
Grand Prize $165.
Lot 7, of block 4, in Beautiful Aider View Addition to the city of
Enterprise. The lot is on Litch street, one block from Depot street.
It is 50x145 feet in size, level, sub-irrigated, all in lawn grass and" its
soil is of the finest. , It is situated midway between the business section
of the city and the 0. R. & N. railway depot. Leading business and
professional men have bought lots in Alder View addition 19 lots
sold there in the last three' months and beautiful homes are beirig
erected all around the grand prize lot. It is not as good, it i better !
than cawh. All the lots in the immediate vicinity are held at $165 or
higher one across the street at $300 and an advance will surely
occur before spring. It is needless to teli of Alder View everyone in
the county is familiar with this peerless residence section of Enterprise.
There are no undesirable lots there but the grand prize lot is one of the
choicest. It was purchased of Daniel Boyd, manager of the Wallowa
Law, Land & Abstract company, who owns and has the exclusive sale
of Alder View lots.
Special Prize '$15.
PRIZE NO. 11.
Ten subscriptions to the News Record for the first list of 10 new yearly
subscribers received through the mail by the News Record between 7:30
a. m., hour of opening of postoffice in Enterprise, Wednesday, Nov. 20,
and 5 p. m., Saturday, Nov. 23. This is open to all contestants. Only
new pubscribers count. If two lists of 10 arrive at same time, each
contestant will receive a prize of . 7 subscriptions; if three lists of 10,
l each will receive a prize of 6 subscriptions; if 4 or more, each will re
ceive a prize of 5 subscriptions. This guarantees to iViJKi uu
TESTANT sending in a list of 10- new subscribers between the dates
and hours named, a PRIZE of 5 SUBSCRIPTIONS to the News Record
to dispose of as each may desire. Remember, the votes for. new sub
scribers go with this prize. If you send in the firet list you receive 10
subscriptions that you may sell for $15, and SIX THOUSAND
VOTES toward the other prizes. If you send in a list of 10 whether
it is first or not, you receive 5 subscriptions to, do with as you please,
and THREE THOUSAND VOTES toward the other prizes.
That the stopping of construction on the U. P.' system Is merely a gambler's
move in evidenced by the following facts:
The system Is not dependent for construction funds upon Ilarrimnn's private
credit. He is not personally the owner of the system. He is anrt has been for
years merely the agont for the largest and mo t powerful combination of money
Icings in America the Standard Oil, New York Life'aud Mutual Life Insurance
and Kubn-Loeb interests. That combine would not have to borrow money or
sell bonds to build a railroad across the continent. It has the cash.
As a rule the funds for construction of branch lines are provided in advance
of beginning work.
The U. P. and associated lines are earning more money than ever before.
The only limit to their earnings is the number of cars.
The Ureut Northern and Northern Pacific presidents announce that no con
struction work on their roads will be stopped. ' .
If Wallowa county is compelled to wait for a railroad furnished by Harri
man, it may wait for years. The shut-down is indefinite; the officials say it may
be for months only, or it may be for years.
Isn't it about time the people of this county and the country to the north
attempted to solve the problem themselves? An eleotric line north to a connec
tion with a real railroad like the Northern Pacific would cost millions tc be sure
but it would be worth many more millions to the people.
Three JFirst Prizes $135.
PRIZES NOS. 2, 3 AND 4.
One offered to the leading contestant (except winner of Grand Prize) in
each of the three districts into which the county is divided for this
First Prize $45.
PRIZE NO. 2.
New Royal Sewing Machine pur
chased of Fred S. Ashley, dealer in
furniture and stoves. It is 5-draw-er,
drop head of handsome new
design, beautiful and synietrical in
every detail. Center drawer is ser
pentine, side drawers rounded.
Stand equipped with latest improv
ed hall bearings. L'st price $50.
No higher grade machine on the
market than the New Royal, for
which Mr. Ashley is exclusive agent
The prize machine is on exhibit at his store, opposite the Wallowa
f " Desirable Immigrants.
Oregon is attracting the attention of Russian and Baltic German
immigrants. One inquiry received by the Oregon Development league
from a thoroughly reliable source says: "Particulars desired of a tract
of about 4000 acres of good land suitable for genern) farming and stock
raising, not more than 10 miles from rail or steamboat transportation
that can be purchased for cash and not to exceed $30 an acre, for a
Russian colony " The inquiry further says: "Our people are Cir
cassians from the Caucasus, honest, sober, industrious, and physically
the tqual of any in Europe. They will bring over their Arab horses
and Angora sheep and goats. They will be a credit to any commun
ity in which they may settle and if satisfied will be followed by
immigrants from the Baltio Germans and from Russia.
Bully for Pilot Rock and Pendleton. The citizens telegraphed an
offer of free, voluntary labor on the 3 miles needed to complete the
branch line there, and in very shame Harriman ordered the work re
sumed at the company's expense. Wonder where poor, hard -up old
Harriman got the money.
First Prize $45.
PRIZE NO. 3.
Improved Victor III Talking Machine bought of E. B. Wheat, jeweler
and dealer in watches, silverware and musical instruments. Victor III
has handsome quartered-oak cabinet with hinge top, 10-incbV turn
table, double tandem spring motor, playing several records with one
winding and can be wound while plnving, 200 needles free, horn latest
large bell of beautiful design. Mr. Vhent is le agent for the Victor,
and the prize machine can be seen in the window of hirt establishment.
First Prize $45.
PRIZE NO. 4.
Rambler Bicycle bought of Rodgers Bros., dealers in new and Becond
hand furniture, stoves and general furnishing goods. Nothing need
be said in praise of the Rambler everybody knows it is and has been
for years the standard high-grade Vicycle none better made. 'Ihe
prize wheel is on exhibit in Rodgers Bros.' store, on River street one
block south oi W. J. Funk & Co's.
If Governor Chamberlain keeps on making holidays, the words of
the old song will come true "Every day will be Sunday, bye and bye."
It will take iore than railroad hope deferred, or a squeeze in Wall
street, to destroy prosperity in Wallowa county. There is plenty of
money in the pocket9 of the people, and the same unrivalled soil and
climate to put more there. ,
Mr. Harriman couldn't be elected a member of the county court
of Wallowa county, if he ran on a platform of no courthouse, no high
school and no taxes.
Misslngor Mary Worm and Mr. Hans
'Miller, both of whom had been residing
t Joseph, were married Thursday, Oc
rtober 31, In the office of County Clerk
French by Judge O. M. Corklns. The
groom Is a nephew of Ole Miller, a well
known pioneer resident of the valley,
The bride and groom were on their way
to St. Paul, Minn., where they will
Mr. Charlie Frailer of Paradise and
Miss Leona Miller of Buford Ridge were
quietly married by Justice Moore at his
home, Sunday, October 27, 1007, at 3
o'clock p. m. The many Paradise
friends of this happy couple, while wish
ing them much happluess during their
wedded life,' are pleased that they will
reside on Mr. t railer's farm of that
place. Flora Journal.
' Jradj roitr
Miss' Mary M. Foster and Mr. Orion
H. Brady were married at the conrt
house Saturday .by County Judge O. M.
Corklus. Cbarlea Crow and Tansy
Foster were the witnesses.' Both are
vell known young people of Enterprise,
the groom bring a mechanic who is
working on the Fratornal building. A
merry belling crowd gave them a noisy
Serenade Monday uight.
Mrs. Phoebe Metteynolds and Wil
liam II. Boyd of Wallowa were granted
a lioenso to marry, Friday. The
groom was a widower aud Is of advanced
years. Ho owns one of the finest
ranches In the lower valley. Mrs,
Mettoynolds is the mother of Mrs. G. I,
iwmuui oi r.uierpnse, anu .was
formerly Mrs. Johnsou, this being her
Notice to Stockmen.
All stockmen who desire the privilege
of grazing stock on the Iinnaha National
Irorest during the gracing seasons of
1908 aie rv uired to tile their npplica
tions before January 1, W08, with
Howard K. O'Brien, Forest Supervisor,
Applications not filed before that date
will net be considered unless sufficient
reasons are given for the delay in filing.
Howard K. O'Drikn,
Ashley has just received a shipment
of the One Minute WVhers,
Three Second Prizes $60.
PRIZES NOS. 5, 6 AND 7. '
One for the next to the leading contestant (except winner of grand
prize) in each of the three districts. .
Second Prize $20.
PRIZE NO. 5.
Elegant. Four Drawer Dresser, with French bevel mirror (24x30 inches)
bought of G. I. Ratcliff, the Enterprise furniture dealer. The dresser
is G.J feet high, 3i feet wide, 1$ feet deep; is of beautiful Golden Oak
iinifh, made -of kiln-dried Oregon ash, which for hardness and wearing
qualities is superior to plain oak. Top drawers have the fashiohable
swell front. The dreeser is on exhibit at Mr. Ratcliff's store, and lie
makes the special offer if the winner perfers he or she can have $20 in
value of any other article in hia big stock.
Second Prise $20.
PRIZE NO. 6.
Single Breast Harness bought of L. Berland, the well known dealer in
harness, saddles and leather goods. It i a splendid harness, putent
leather finish, nickle plated mountings and carries Mr. Berland's
guarantee of good value for the money. It can be Been at his shop on
Second Prize $20.
PRIZE no. 7. ,
Handsome Gold Watch, guaranteed to us as a first-class Vme-keeper in
every respect, and with a ten-year warranted gold-filled case.
Conditions of News Record's Great $405
All the prizes, except the Special Prize, N5. 11, will be awarded in
order of number of votes credited to contestants. Each coupon clipped
from a News Record counts 5 votes if voted within its time limit. Ad
ditional extra votes for payment on subscriptions as per table pub
lished each week in News Record, if voted within 14 days after certifi
cate is issued from News Record office.
No employe of the News Record is allowed to enter this contest, or
any member of the family of the publisher.
For the purpose of equalizing the chances of contestants in differ
ent parts, the county is divided into three districts, as follows:
19, Trout Creek
Three Third Prizes $30. ;
PRIZES NO. 8, 9 AND 10. ' , ,
One for the third leading contestant (except Grand Prize winner) in.
each of the three districts.
Third Prize $10. . .. ...
PRIZE NO. 8.
Choice of the following: 1. Guaranteed Belmont razor, genuine
horaehide strop, shaving brush, automatic bill-clapping leather pocket
book, Moore's non-leakable 3.50 fountain pen, and handsome brier
pipe; or 2 Beautiful satin covered handkerchief box, best hair brush,
mirror and stand, $1 bottle of best perfume, box, 3 cakes, bes: toilet
soap, Packer's, Pears or Colgates, Bottle Wisdom's Robertine, box best
stationery, set, 3, finest scissors. Articles of this prize bought of Bur
naugh & Mayfield, druggists and dealers in beautiful Christmas gifts,
and are on exhibit at their store on Main street.
Third Prize 10.
PRIZE NO. 9.
Choice of the following: 1. Beautifully decorntsd, gold edged glass
tea. fruit and water sets. 25 pieces; or, (2.) 22-calibre Hopkinn & Allen
rifle, E M. Dickinson, Sheffield, hunting knife and high-grade ''Keen
Kutter" pocketknife. Articles of this prize bought of Hartshorn &
Keltner, dealers in dishes, 6toves, general hardware, roofing, doors,
windows, paints, guns and sporting goods, and can ba seen on exhibit
at their store on .Main street.
Third Prize 10.
PRIZE NO, 10
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" 1, Lower Valley
" 19, Willow Springs
" " " 40, Pace
MSTBICT NO. 3. '
All the school districts in the county
not included in dial riots 1 and 2.
, DISTBICT NO. 1.
School District No. 21, Enterprise
" " 6, Joseph
" " ' 2, Alder
" " 23, Reavis
DISTRICT NO. 3.
School District No. 7, Lostine
" " 12 Wallowa
Contestants will be credited to the district in which they reside, but are
allowed to secure subscriptions aud votes will be credited to Uiem from any
where In the United States.
The Grand Prize will be given to the contestant credited with the most
First choice of the first prizes will be given to contestant having next high
est number of votes. The other two first prizes will be given to the leading
contestants in the other two districts (barring always the Grand Prize winner
Second and Third Prises awarded lu same way, making 3 prizes for eaoh
district, a Grand and a Special Prize for all districts, if three contestants In
Enterprise should secure, say, 15,000, 12,000 aud 10,000 votes respectively, and
the leading contestant In District 3 only 5000 votes, the latter would neverthe
less secure one of the first prizes valued at $15.00.
All oertlHoatea tor extra votes will be marked non-transferable and will be
Issued only In favor of oue person, .
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" 1 " " (new)
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7 NOVEMBER 7, 1907.
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