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About The news=record. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1907-1910 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 21, 1907)
No Gounty Debt, No Gity Debt, and Farm Lands
SellinA Below Their Real Value
An Electric Railway would
Double the Present Land
Values Between Wallowa
and Grande Ronde valleys
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Friend and Bring a Set
tler to Wallowa County.
VOL. 1, No. 30
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, November 2i, 1907.
Whole Number 450
IlnlM the largest corpi per acre, year in
ml year out, on tbe lowent priced laDd,
quality considered, lu: all the West. Great
area of finest wheat land untouched by
plough, lou of It open to Homestead entry.
Unexcelled cattle, hog and sheep country,
valleys specially adapted to Imy, potatoes,
sugar beeta and other big money making
crops." Natural Irrigation; unfailing water.
All fruit "of temperate tone row One and
tbeollmate Is perfection ol four aeasona kind.
Kallrcad Into heart ol county'lB being con
structed, which when completed will give
Portland, Seattle and Hpnkaue markets and
price". Now Is the time to oome before land
goes up to lUi real value. Bell your quarter
section east of the Rockies, and with the
proceeds come to Wallowa County anu buy
a section ol land that will return Jar more
per acre than the laud you sell.
County officials: County Judge, O. M.
Corkins; County Commissioners, Bam Lltch,
W. C. Wilson; SuerlfT, J. M. Blukely; County
Clerk and Recorder, J. A. French; Treasurer,
F. A. Rearls; Assessor, S. L. Pace; Huperin
tendent of Hchools, J. W. Kerus; Surveyor, H.
K. Merry man.
COMING EVENTS AND DATES
Saturday, Nov. 23 Last day of Special
Thursday, Nov. 28 Uuhealthy day for
turkeys. "Brown's in to n" at the
opera 1 ouse in the evening.
. LODGE DIRECTORY.
I. O. O. F. Enterprise Lodge, No. 153.
Emerald Bebekuh Lodge, No. 119.
K.of P. Enterprise Lodge, No. 94.
Junnlta Temple, No, 7, Pythian
Masonic Enterprise Chapter, No. 80, Royal
Arch Masons, meets first and third
Tuesdays of each m nth In Masonic
Hall. All visiting Royal Arch Ma
W. T. Bell, High Priest.
D. W. Rheahan, Secretary.
Wallowa Lodge, No. K2, A. F. A
A. M., meets second and fourth Sat
urdays of.eaoh month In Masonic
Ilall. Visiting Masons welcomed.
J. A. Fbench, W. M.
W. C. Boatman, Secretary.
Wallowa Valley Chapter, No. 60.
(). .. 8., meets first und third Satur
days of each month, in Masoulo
Hall. Visiting Stars are always wel
come. Amy E. Fobsytok, Worthv Matrons
W. C. Boatm!, Secretary.
M. W. A. Ksgle Camp, No. 10197, M. W. A.
Aneroid Camp, No. SMi, K. N. of A.
W. O. W. Enterprise Camp, No. RS5, W. of W
Almoin Circle. No. 278. W. of W.
' SPECIAL. AND CALLED MEETINGS.
, Jerseys For Sale.
High grade Jersey heifers, fresh next
spring. Call at H. B. Davldhizer'e
place on Prairie Creek, or phone the
Wallowa Valley Cream company at
Wallowa or Enterprise.
A Fine 320 Acre
Dairy Ranch or
Will produce two
All in cultivation except 50 acres;
only one and one-half miles from Enter
prise, he county seat.
1 ' This can be made to pay 10 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, of Wallowa Law, Land and Abstract Company
HOW III CONTEST
Fine Start Hade by Several In District
No. 1 Open Race for the
DISTRICT NO. 1.
Lida Flowers ' Enterprise 11155
Lucile Corkins " 9000
Zora Combes Enterprise
Harold Kinney Joseph
Evelyue Green "
Myrl Donnelly "
Mrs. Joseph Lay " "
district no. 2.
Nellie Davis Wallowa S75
Mayme Johnson Wallowa
Anna Edwards Los tine
Cora Williams "
Sudie Womack ' "
Homer Bemlss "
Bethel McKenzie v "
Mrs. Reta Fitzpatrlok "
Lenore Goodman "
O. F. Mays "
E. W. Southwiok Falrview
J. E. Tulley : Wallow
Fred G.Potter "
Maude Davis "
Margaret Boner "
Mrs. Alice Daisley Lostine
district no. 3.
Thomas Rich Fruita 600
G. C. Boldiug Troy
Nathan Halsey . Prairie Creek
Wellie Simmons " "
Lelah Cole Flora
M R Applegate Appleton
Lillie Yager Arko
Myrtle Thomas Flora
MrsLuoy Duley "
Bessie Friddles Grouse
Thirty-three candidates are now en
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for the News Record's $405' prize con
test. It 1h barely started, work only
beginning In many parts of distriot No
3 within the last day or two. Securing
a few new subscribers will put any
candidate among the leaders. An
nouncement of. the winners of the
special prize will be made next week
Candidates are asked to seud their sub
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American Fanner; the News Record
sent 3 months to any address in the IT.
8. outside Wallowa county, or an order
for a cabinet photograph, (4.50 size, at
the Fall man Studios in Enterprise.
Princiral W. E. Moore of the ccunty
high school has proposed a county
declamatory contest among the schools,
the idea being to.divide ' he county into
live or six districts and hold a contest
iu each district some time this winter.
Later in the spring have the winners
of the district contests engage in a final
test to be held in the county high
school, gold and silver medals to be
awarded to the winner and second best
by the high school board. This prop
osition, will be, submitted to all the
schools ot tbe county and it is hoped to
bold the first contests this winter.
County High School Notes.
Vance Thomas of Paradise enrolled
in the first year class Monday.
The bookkeeping books have arrived
and tlio regular class work was begun.
The class in physics is wrestling with
some perplexing" problems these
The litorary society has been reg'
ularly instituted and is known as the
Avant Courers. The temporary officers
areas follows: President, Eula For
sythe ; vice president, Vernon Cork'u-i ;
secretary,, Amy Olmsted; treasurer.
Asa Craig; wrgeant-at-artne, Fred
Holmes. 1 he question for debate next
Friduy is "Resolved, that the Japnnese
should be excluded from the United
On Deeeror er 20 the Pendleton high
school debating team will meet the
Wallowa county highs in the first
debate of the season. The final arrange
ments are not quite completed.
The students are planing to begin the
publication of a high school paper next
spring, similar to those issued by other
icejcouise ot study bas been ap
proved by the state board.
State High School Debating League.
There is considerable interest being
manifested in the State High School
Debating league. The following schools
are represented in the Eastern Oregon
division: Hood River, Pendleton,
Wallowa County High School, Ontnrio,
Baker City, The Dalles.
The schools, paired as follows, are to
meet in the first preliminaries Dec. 20:
Hood River debates witli The Dalles,
Pendleton debates Wallowa Countv
High School, Ontario debates Baker
The Inter-High School debates have
been carried on in the state of
Washington for the past two years and
have proven successful. This is tbe
first year that Oregon has taken bold
of the work.
These debates awaken interest, aroure
enthusiasm, cultivate school patriotism
and home loyalty. They offer good
mental discipline and bring into nse
the power of logic, the command of
language and self possession. To stand
before an audience and not feel a touch
ot the "stage scare" is an accomplii-h-
ment that few people possess. The
only way to become a successful pahllc
speaker la to speak before the public
not only speak but have control of the
thinking powers. Good debates will
cultivate this habit and give the boys
and girls who have natural talents along
this line a chance to develop. Not
only this but deb ites properly managed
will arouse a spirit of activity through
out t he school and exert an influence
the tendency of which is to "wake up"
and "be doing." This influence does
not stop with the school but is felt by
the entire community. The people
soon take pride in their debating teams
and will give the school a loyal support
that it may have strength and efficiency
to cope with other schools.
Rumor Was Fake.
There was no truth In the rumor
current in Enterprise but Thursday
that two of the largest departme.it
stores in Portland had failed.
INTEREST 111 PLANS
OF ELECTRIC ROAD
Wallowa County May Be Included Iu
Washington & Oregon Traction
Much Interest Is ' manifested in
Enterprise in the Washington and
Oregon Traction company of Walla
Walla, recently incorporated to build
electrio railroads into the undeveloped
wheat regions east and south of that
city. It is reputed to be a solid atl'ulr
with plenty of money back of it.
Among the published plans of its in
tentions Is one to build up Mill creek,
tunnel through the Blue Mountains
to the head of Little Salmon, down
that stream to the Grande Honde, up
that river to the mouth of Courtney
roeek, thence into the interior of Wal
lowa county. Such a road would go
through a large fertile territory west
of the mountains, the Edou and
Grouse countries and reach the largest
and best timber tract iu Eastern
Oregon. Back of the new traction
company is supposed to be the North
Coast road and the latter is a child of
the C. M. & St P., which is building
to the Coast.
There is a strong feeling in Enter
prise that the Walla Walla road
should be met half way. There is
enough money in this county to build
an electrio line up Trout and Davis
reeks and down Courtney canyon to
the Grande Rondo. Engineer, R. I.
Long, late of the O. R. & N., believes
the route a feasible one, and a few
hundred dollars will demonstrate It.
The O. R. & N. may not complete its
road for years, and in the meantime
the farmers of this county will lose the
cost of a road several times in lower
prices for product. Many of the O. R.
&N. right of way deeds In the valley
and canyon became voidable if the
road is not completed by March 1,
1003, and the way will bu clear for a
valley electric road also.
Many of the leading men of the val
ley are very much in earnest about a
road to the Little Salmon and on to
Walla Walla. One wealthy fanner
says he will take foOOO worth of stock,
and $5000 more if needed. Walla
Walla connection would give fur
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cwtrhmy nofc,vine tuvttK iiuwn c.. cm icaco.
WILL YOUR. TURKEY TATE GOOD IF YOU -SIT DOWN To THE
TABLE -SHABBILY CLAD? JoME PEOPLE THINK IT S UNNECES
SARY TO EAT TO LIVE. EATING WILL MAKE YOU "EXIST"
BUT YOU MUST WEAR GOOD CLOTHES ALSO IF YOU WISH To
"LIVE." THESE THINGS WILL HELP YOU To ENJOY YOUR
NICE, SUIT, READY-TO-WEAR, STYLISH PAT- 64 1
REMEMBER US IF
OR ANYTHING IN
lower freight rates than the O, R. &
N. extension. It Is likely a represen
tative will go from Kuterprlse to in
quire into this Vi:lla Walla company
and see what proposition it will make.
Show Rich Ore.
H. N. Williams, I). Moore, Jesse and
Tom Walker passed through Enter
prise Tuesday on their way home from
doing assessment work on their claims
in the Lick Creek mining district.
They Iwul a lot of rich ore that proves
they Hurely have good claims. Mr.
Williams says that the rich streak in
the pay ledge of the Magnet mine is
now 17 inches wide and widens the
deeper they go. The Walkers did
assessment work on the Last Chance.
A mine named the Greenhorn was
loeuted in the same district for G. V,
Of Man's Murder
- Millard Donnellv, aged about 23
years, son of Mrs. J. M. I onnelly of
josepn, was stauneu iu tne neck bv a
fellow miner named West at Cornu
copia, Monday morning about 1 o'clock,
and died in a few minutes. Both men
worked on the night shift and were re
'turning to the shaft from the mid
night meal. A quarrel arose over a
girl, who favored the attentions of Don
nelly, and West whipped out the knife
and stabbed his companion.
West is an older man than was Don
nelly. He is now in jail at Baker City,
charged with murder. Millard's broth
er, Alex Donnelly of Joseph, was at
Baker City on busiuoes and left for Corn
ucopia early Monday morning iu com
pany with the sheriff and coroner. He
teler honed the ead news to the boy's
home in Joseph and a brother-in-law,
J. W. Rankin, startod with a team for
Elgin to meet the remains which will
probably be shipped from Union.
Millard was a young mau well
thought of in his home town of Joseph
and general sorrow ia felt at the tragedy
and deepest sympathy expressed for his
widowed motlfer and other relatives.
Cornucopia isa mining town in Baker
crunty directly south across the moun
tains from Joseph.
Mr, and Mrs.O. H. Brady 'have moved
from the rooms over T. M. Dill's oflieo
to the O'Brien house in the southeast
part of town.
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FOR HARD TIMES
Wallows County Out of Debt, Low Tax
Rate Assured and Great
- Natural Riches.
A splendid showing for 'Wallowa
county's financial condition was made
in the eemi-annual statements of tbe
county officers published in Inst week's
News Record. The county entirely out
of debt, unpaid current taxes due $22,
021, and $5752 cash on hand. No
county in the state of Oregon can beat
that. If hard times should come the
citizens of no county will feel them
less. With abounding natural riches,
no interest on county debt to pay and,
if necessary, almost no county tax levy,
the people of this favored section would
certainly be "strictly in it."
This happy condition was not always
thusly. One year ago there were over
$40,000 wortli of outstanding warrants
' ...1.1. Oiieiln . . .
uutmiu wiiu riuuu interest uue on
them. The years hack of that were all
of the same character, some worse,
some bi tter, but all showing liabilities
in excess of resources of from $20,000
up. Thousands of dollura of interest
were paid by the tax payers then ; not a
cent now. The county oourt has re
ceived lots of condemnation because it
made a large tax levy and stopped the
interest payments, .but probably every
one in the county today is proud of the
splendid financial showing revealed by
the Bemi-nnnual statements.
SUPPLIES CHEAP FOR
Turkeys are reported plentiful, but
aro commanding a fair price in the
Enterprise market 12 conts for
dressed young turkeys; dressed chick
ens $3 a dozen; eggs scarce, eyen at 30
'ets! Vegetables and fruit are plentiful
and comparatively cheap. Squashes
retail at 2a cents a pound.'
A few hogs were recoived this woek ;
4c is present quotation.
No change in grain market: Wheat
00c bu., oats $1 cwt., rye Oic cwt.,
barley 8Te cwt.
Flour is $4.50 bbl.
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