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One Man From Gentral Oregon Buys $85,000 Worth of Wallowa Gounty Property This Fall
Settlers Can Come on
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Next' Spring. See Special
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VOL. I, No. 29
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, November i4, 1907.
Whole Number 449
nanits By and For.
allowa County Readers
Nottcea under thli bending, one week, 1 cent
word, 4 week 8 cento a word. Minimum
ka am f K runfi Pnah w!1h nvil.
The liveliest, prettlent, most progressive
town of 1000 Inhabitant In the Inland
Kmplre. County Mat of Wallowa county
and unrivalled trade center of Immense area
of rich farming smd stock raining country;
planing and flouring rnllli, creamery, brick
yard and other Industries. Merchants
prosperous and all pull together for the town.
Bplendld openings for several linen of bus
iness and small factories.. Write to City
Officials or Commercial Club for particulars,
proof that Enterprise and surrounding coun
try and -touble in population in three years.
Enterprise officials: Mayor, Daniel Boyd;
Recorder, W. K. Taggart; City Attorney, T. M,
Dlll;CounoUmea: T. K. Aklus, L. Berlaud,
X. Combe W. If. Graves, J, C. Reavls.
President Commercial Club, A. C. Miller.
COMING, EVENTS AND
Wednesday, Nov. 20 Opening day o f
ppecim rriza oner in jNews ftecoru's
Great (405 Prizu Content.
Saturday, Nov. 23 Last day of Special
Thursday, Nov. 28 Unhealthy day for
turkeys. "Brown's in to n" at the
opera bouse in the evening.
," LODGE DIRECTORY.
L O, OvFi Enterprise I-odge, No. 153.
Kmeruld Bebekah Lodge, No. 119.
X.of P. Enterprise Lodge, Mo. 94.
Juanlta Temple, Mo, 7, Pythian
Masomio Enterprise Chapter, No. SO, Boyal
Arch Masons, meets flrat and third
Tu-wlays of each month in Masonic
Hall. All visiting Royal Arch Ma
W. T. Bell, High Priest.
D. W.Shbahan, Secretary.
Wallowa Lodge, No. tfi, A. F. A
A. M., meets second and fourth Sat
urdays ot eaoh month la Masonic
Hail. Visiting Masons weloomed.
J. A. French, W. M.
W. C. Boatman, Secretary.
Wallowa Valley Chapter, No. 60.
O. j. 8., meets first and third Satur
days of each month. In Masonic
' Hall. Visiting Stars are always wel-
Scarcity of Pedagogues in Wallowa
Count; Though Good Wages
Amy E. FoasTTHE, Worthy Matron.
1 ' i , VS. C. Boatman, Secretary.
M. W. A.-Esgle Camp, No. 10497, M. W. A.
Aneroid Camp, No. 8542, ft. N. ot A.
W. O. W. Enterprise Camp, No. 835, W. of W.
Almoin Circle. No. 27R. W. ot W.
SPECIAL' AND CALLED MEETINOS
Born, to the wife of Chesley ("Ted")
Johnson, a daughter, Friday night,
Thirty -seven of the 61 schools of the
county are now in session or have
teachers engaged for fall terms. Of
the remaining 21 schools, 11 have
reported they are in search of teachers,
while the remainder will have vinter
terms. The districts short of teachers
are Nos 9, 30, 33, 37, 41, 42, 50, 54, 58,
59 and 63. ' The 37 districts employ 52
teachers as follows :
District 1 Nona Miller, Wallowa.
District 2 G. W. Hall, Enterprise.
Dutrict 2 Etha Koooh, Enterprise.
District 3 Martha Riis. Joseoh.
District 4 Mrs. Jeanette dark, Wal
District 5 Nettie Downev, Joseph,
Distiict 6 J. C. Conley, Joseph.
District 6 Jessie Martin, Joseph.
District 6 Aubrey G. Smith, Joseph.
District 6 Stella Hooper, Joseph.
District 7 W. Eugene Smith, Lostice.
District 7 Sadie VVomack, Lostine.
District 7 Jessie Matlock, Lostine.
District 7 Rebecca Clifton, Lostine.
District 8 Nd school
District 9 No school
1 istrict 10 Alfred H. Holmes, Flora.
District 11 Max Wilson, Imnaha.
District 12 R. H. Jonas, Wallowa.
District 12 Eva Applegafe. Wallowa.
Diatrict 12 Evea Applegate, Wallowa.
District 12 Mrs. R. H. Jonas, Wallowa.
District 12 Harvey E. Inlow, Wallowa.
Distrirt 13 Mrs Stella Donnelly,
District 15 No school.
District 16 Mrs. H.' S. Brewer, Wal
District 17 B. Sou tli wick, Wallowa.
District 18 No school.
District 19 Ethel Fleenor, Lostine.
District 20 Roy Edgmand, Chico.
District 2 1 W. M. Sutton, Enterprise,
District 21 Mrs. W. M. Sutton, Enter-Dris
District 21 Mrs. Stella Hanville, Enter
District 21 Miss M. E. Church, Enter
District 22 Maude M. Turner, Joseph.
District 23B. F. Miller, Enterprise.
District 25 Myrta Hayes, Fruita.
District 26 Jennie Hayes, Wallowa.
District 27 Geo. W. Paddock, Paradise,
District zo No school.
District 29 Lenina Mollory, Flora.
District 30 No school.
District 31 Zella Ogbourn, Enterprise,
District 32 C. H. Allen. Flora.
District 32 Prudence Eddleinon, Flora,
Disti let 33 No school.
District 34 No school.
District 85 T. R. Coblentz, Flora.
District 37 No school. '
District 38 Ruth Hayes, Wallowa.
District 39 Ruskin Eddlemrn, Flora.
A Mne 320 Acre
Miy Ranch or
District 40 A. A. Greer, Wallowa.
District 41 No school.
District 42 No school. '
District 43 N. D. Burgoyne, Walldfa,
District 44 Lola Richnian, Grouse.
District 45 Ruth Ghorai.ey, Powwatka.
District 46 Iee Thompson, Promise.
District 47 Fannie Weaver, Wallowa.
District 48 No school.
District 49 No school.
District 50 No school.
District 51 Bertha Woniaok, Promiso.
District 52 No school.
District 53 No school.
District 54 No school.
District 55 L. G. Peterson. Wallowa.
District 56 N o school
District 58 No school.
Distiict 59 No school.
Distiict 60 No school.
District 61 Nina Miller, Promise.
District 62 No school.
District 63 No school.
District 65 No school.
District 60 Marion Casteel, Flora.
County School Notss
Mrs. Stella Donnelly has been
offered the Prairie Creok school.
A. A. Greer, the well known rural
school teacher, was transacting business
in Enterprise Friday. He is one of the.
most successful trainers of the young
idea and is much sought after. He
will tygin a term in the Pace district
Monday. He is an earnest advocate oi
the coutty high school and says it is in
the line of progress in educational mat
ters and will result in great benefit.
County High School Notes.
Several choice specimens have been
received for the geology laboratory. It
is earnestly desired to secure a large
collection. Prof. Rudd took the das
out for some field work in geology 'and
physical geography a few days ago.
The students have organized a liter
ary society and will begin the regular
program work next week. Debates
will be a strong feature in the society
A class in typewriting began Monday.
It is probable that a full commercif 1
course will be installed an soon as tile
new building is ready for use. A spec
ialist will have charge of this wor
If anyone has some good current
event papers or magazines they will
be welcome on the reading table and
wilt be filed away in the library for
The Constitution and by-laws govern
Ingthe Oregon High School debating
league-has been received. The state ''s
divided into four divisions at large.
The various teams of each division
debate among themselves tc decide the
District championship. Two of the
District championship teams will meet
the two remaining teams and the two
teams which are victorious in this case
will have the final debate at the
University next June.
All Three Districts Are Well Represent
edPopular Favorites Nominated
By Their Friends.
Will produce two tons to the acre
All in cultivation except 50 acres;
-only one and one-half miles from Enter
prise, the county seat.
This can be made to pay IO per cent
on $100 per acre as a timothy ranch.
Plenty of running water, only 80
acres needs to be irrigated, the remain
der sub-irrigates. Good water right.
Secy, ot Wallowa Law, Land and Abstract Company
Another Big Bank
Fails at Portland
There seems but little let-up ii. the
financial stress at Portland.,, The
Merchants National, the third I argeat
bank in that city, closed it ' doors
Tuesday. The Hrst bank of loseph
and the Wallowa bank are reported to
have carried accounts in the Merchants
National and the Elutn bank carried
large account in the same institution.
It is rumored Wednesday night ttrat
two large department stores in Portland
have failed. .
The governor continues the .holidays
from day to dav.
. Everything is serene in this county
except for scarcity of coin and stoppage
of railroad work. There is a faint hope
the latter may be resumed sooner than
expected. Construction work on build'
inns continues and labor seems as
c caroe and high priced as ever. Trade
good at stored but cash receipts
Cattle market is way off, and pur
chasers are refusing to have stock
shipped. It is reported hogs are bring'
inn but 3 cents at Lewiston. but the
market here continues Ki cents. No
change in grain market.
A Difference Of Opinion.
Coyotes aria, said to have increased
rapidly since the bounty was with
drawn, and the Oregon sheepmen are
heavy losers 'in consequence. The
sheepman desire the extermination of
the coyotes because they kill sheep and
Iambs. The alfalfa grower and small
fanners of Central Oregon desire that
the coyotes be unmolested because they
also kill jackrabbita, which is another
phase of the long standing disagreement
between the small farmers and the
Might Arrange A Protocol.
From the Elgin Recorder
The La Grande Evening Observer and
the Morning Daily 6tar have been
handing each other a few boquets the
past few days. Wallowa county papers
have found time to do nothing else for
the past few months. It is time fur the
Union Republican, Oregon Scout, North
Powder News, Flora Journal and The
Recorder to meet at the Hague
hold a peace conference.
IN PRIZE CONTEST
Candidates. .District Address
C. Bolding 3 Troy
Thomas Rich 3 Fruita
Miss Lida Flowers 1 Enterprise
Miss Zora Combes 1 . '
Pur,dy Littleton 1 . "
Miss Lucile Cor kins 1
Mrs. Amy E. Forsythe 1
Nathan Halsey 3 Joseph
Willie Simmons 3
Miss Anna Edwards 2 Lostine
Miss Cora Williams. 2 "
Miss Sadie Wtnnack 2 "
Homer Bemiss 2 "
Miss Bethel McKenzle 2 "
Mrs. Reta Fitzpatrick 2 "
Miss Lenore Goodman 2 "
Otis F. Mays 2 "
With the great 1405 prl,e contest only
airly started 17 candidates have al-
rea'dy entered or have been placed in
nomination by their friends. All three
districts are well represented and be.
lore tnis weeK is out nearly every com
munity in the county will have a repie-
sentative in the great contest: Many
votes have already been cast and here-
alter the totals up to Wednesday night
of each week will be published in the
paper of the following day.
We wish to call the particular atten
tion of the candidates that every day
people pome to the office of their own
accord and pay for the News Record in
advance. Muuy of theso subscribers
have no particular one to vote for and
the candidates who are most active in
seeing the people at this stage of the
contest will secure most of the votes of
old subscribers. This is subscription
aying time, and the old saying, "Make
my while the sun shines," is very ap
plicable just now. Next week you may
una tne old subscribers support prom
ised to someone else'.
Special Prize Offer.
Don't . fomet the special offer. It is
the easiest money you ever earned.
For every list of 10 now subscribers you
send in between 7 :30 a. m., Wednesday,
Nov; 20, and 6 p. nr., Saturday, JNov. 'Si,
voq are sure of $10, or It for each sub
scriber. Then besides you will receive
9000 votes toward the other prizes.
Worth the effort, isn't it?
Any candruate failing to receive sam
ple copies pleuBe notify this ollice.
The merchants who sold the splendid
prizes to the News Record will welcome
auyone, whether candidate or not, who
desires to see the articles, which are on
display in the several stores. Mr. Bovi
will show the location of the Grand
toi i test ends Saturday, Dec. 28.
Heard From Clark.
George B. Clark, out on $2000 bail
on charge of attempted criminal assault
on bis daughter, was being given a
preliminary hearing Monday before
Just'ce Smith on another charge that
of threatening the life of his wife
Clark disappeared ' Monday night and
it was thought he had left the country
but Tuesday Sheriff Ulakely received a
telephone message from him stating he
had gone down the valley to meet is
brother, who would testify in his behalf.
He returned Wednesday and the hear
ing will be resumed Thursday.
Sam Litch and C P. Ragsdale Con
elude Biggest Deal Ever Hade in
Stage Late But
3 Times 5 Years
The inbound Btage has been late at
the terminus, Joseph, but twice in five
years, is a remark made the other day
by Postmaster Bell, the Enterprise
agent of the Joseph-Elgin stage line
Once the stage arrived 10 minutes late
and the other time 30 minutes. Seven-
o'clock is its winter schedule time limit
The outbound stage has missed the
train at Elgin but once in five years
and that time was due to a breakdown
This is a record that beats any railroad,
and is in bright contrast to t he weak
and tired train that tries to make a
daily trip from La Grande to Elgin.
' Since the st aires went on winter sched
ule, November 1, down valley, north
country and outbouud mails at Enter
prise close at 3:45 a. m. Mail for
Joseph closes at 3 p. m.
Advertisers Are Public Benefactors.
Tom Richardson paid splendid tribute
to the newspapers in his address re
cently at Eugene. He declared them
to be the greatest factors in the up
building of a community, and asserted
that it had been proven .in Portland
and elsewhere that newspapers were
the most effective of all advertising
mediums. Thus it is that the business
man who advertises not only helps
himselfTbut is a public benefactor in
that he also contributes to the making
,ofn batter-newspaper and they, in turn
advance in every way the material In
terests of the community. Tbo non
advertiser can never be a real effective
booster, for as Mr. Richardson said,
the newspaper should be the reliable
and complete directory of the com
munity in which it is published.
What is probably the largest single
deal ever made in this county was
completed Monday in the office of
Daniel Boyd, of the Wallowa Law, Land
& Abstract Co., when County Com
missioner Sam Litch of Alder Slope
sold his Trout creek stock ranch of 2145
acres, 4000 ewes and lambs, 23 bead of
horses, 3 head of mules and 4 or 5 hun
dred tons of hay to C. P. Ragsdald, the
Sherman county capitalist who recently
removed to this county. While, the
exact figures have not been given out,
it is said the total price is close to 947,
000. The price paid for ewes was 95
and lambs $3. '
The Trout creek ranch is considered
one ot the best large stock ranches in
the county. It lies along Trout creek
just north of Enterprise. There is an
abundance of living water on 'the place
and ft largo part of the tract consists
of good wheat land. The general
comment of those who are acquainted
with the property is that Mr. Ragsdalo
has secured a splendid place that will
be worth in a snort time considerable
more than he paid for it. There is a
good house, barn and other improve
ments, and it includes Mr. Litch's own
homestead claim. This is Mr. Ragsdalti a
second large investment in Wallowa
county land, he having' bought the
Caviness ranch on Prairie Creek a few
months ago for $38,000. His head
foreman, Mr. Donnelly, will reside
there, but Mr. Ragsdule and fain.ly
will reside on the 1 rout creek property.
They are already moving into their new
borne and express themselves pleased
with it. The personal property Is being
delivered this week, and as he brought
in with him ZIXX) sheep it will be seen
he has quite a Bizablo band of the woolly
Mr. Litch is going to retire for a tine e
from active business, though his prop
erty interests are still very large.
Besides one the finest farm homes in
all Oregon,, surrounded by about 400
acres of choicest Alder Slope land, he
owns a good timber claim, one-third
interest in the Lostine ' Flouring Mill
and one-half in terest in the big
merchandise house of W. J. Funk A.
Co. He holds the office of county
commissioner and with him the ofllce
is no sinecure; he gives to pr. blic
affairs the BBiiie unremitting industry
Continued on last page.
WE ARE ON
THE RUSH UN E
IN OUR LINE
THAT WHETHER YOU PLAY
fOOT BALL OR 5 EE OTH ER5
PLAY FtaoT BALL YouMuST
BE DRESSED RJCHT You
WILL WIM OUT BETTER. IN
THE CAME, You PLAY, IF
wear, good clothes.
.some play football, but there ijone game we all play
success. we have a lot to do with our. success ovk
sselve.5. yet others aljo have a lot to do with our.
success. you can have a 600d opinion of your, jelf.
thi.s iia 600d thing to have, but it would be a better,
thing for. others to have a good opinion or you. other, .5
judge you fir. .st by what you wear.. how el.se can they
fir. st judge you? because they -see your. clothed be
fore they hear. you -speak. wear. good attire then, in
whatever game you take part. -some of the.se things
may help you win. if you give u-s your order now we
can have a -suit made especially for you and of your
own -selection of cloth delivered to you in about two
weeks' time, or we can -show you a very nice assort
ment of ready-to-wear suits.
W. d. FUNK CO.