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About The news=record. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1907-1910 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1907)
Tbe livellPHt, prettlwit, mot progressive
town of 10UO lubabltHnU In the lnlunil
Empire. County neat of Wallowa county
and unrivalled trade center oi limiiei.se urea
ul rich fiinnliiK and stork mixing country;
planing and flouring mills, creamery, brick
yard and other InduHtries. Merclinuts
prosperous and all pnll toaeiuer for the town.
Splendid opeuiugH for neverul linen of hn.
inewfand tiiuiill fai-torlps. Write to City
OtttcUlf or Commercial Club for particulars.
oouutry wlj louble iu population la three
Enterprise officials: Mayor, Daniel Boyd;
Recorder, W. R. TagKUrt; Cliy Attorney, T. M.
Dill; Councilmen: T. R. Akins L. Ui-rland
H E Combe W. H. Craves, .1. C. Ueavlm
1'reuidcnt Commercial Club, A. Q. Miller.
By JEFFERSON DE ANGELIS.
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lafsnnaticn Concerning Eighth Grade
1. Dates: 'a) January 23, 24. 190S:
(b) May 14, 15,1908; (-) June 11, 12,
2. Program: , " .
a Thursdays Arithmetic, Writing,
History and Civil Government,
b Friday -Grammar, Physiology,
Geography and' Spelling.
S. Sources of Questions:
a Geographv SUite Course of
Ktudv, Red way and Hinnan's
Natural School Geography,
b Sri-Hi"!? Kijihty -r cent, front
JU-ed's ' Word Lemons, and
twenty per went from manu
script in Language.
7i(i,,r'i-viw.iiiifiis of ncnmun
ship as indicated in copied mat
ter nn I Irom manuscript in
d Language Bu"hler's Modern
Kngimu Uiammar, uoumKnini-
e Civil (fovernnient Unltnd States
f History List of topics from His
,ry Outline in Wtate Course of
Study and Currtnt Events
vu.. TmiiIiin nrenarlue clas
for eTTu'tinHtions wUl ptow nntif.v
THE week before Christmas In
New York, "once upon a time,
not so very long ago," showed
Broadway full of eager shop
pers, making tracks through a heavy
fall of snow which the street sweepers
had uot yet cleared away. Up and
down the magic street and Its com
panion arteries In the retail district a
jostling crowd, pushing, fighting Its
war. soucht to catcb elimpses of the
many treasures temptingly displayed
In the shop windows. Great extremes
of life bumped elbows. The girl from
the cast slue, coming down rrom.tue
slums to view tbe good things things
forbidden to her pocketbook brushed
jr threadbare skirts against the fur
tued gown of the daughter of the rich.
The almond eyed Celestial from the
Chinese district mingled the opium
scent of his blouse with the delicate
violet of the well dressed crowd. Chil
dren from Fifth avenue In their Btnart
clothes edged away from squalidly
dressed urchins with unwashed faces
and uncombed hair.
There was hapny contentment re
flected on the faces of thousands. In
contrast to the pinched, hungry, hope
Ipkh. feverish eved fncos of the other
thousands so strangely mingled on the .
world s greatest thorouguture.
At the Rlalto theater great prepara
tions were In progress for the produc
tion of a new comic opera. Kehearsals
hod been going on from early morning
until midnight, day In and day out
The back of the big stage was a verita
ble chaos. Unfinished scenery and
mysterious looking "props" were being
skillfully fashioned into counterfeit
preSfcntotlons of camels, for there was
to be a grand march of the king's cara
van across the desert There -was an
elephant, too, as big as life, and 08-
tfiitriont 30 dHva before
frxaniinali"" according to law.
J. W. Kerns,
County ini'ierlnlendent of Schools.
r.rof hsioiml Dire -lory
Physicians and Surgeons,
E. T. Anderson, M. D.
Physlciau and burgeon
. C. T. HOCKETT, M. D.
Offloe up stairs in Bunk Kldg.
the sight was a familiar one to her,
nntfl after a snf. esti i or ?ids sne ran
- Every one on the stage was too busy
to notice the mite as she rested there,
one foot curled under, her pretty face
snugiy pressed Into the corner of the
softly padded chair. Her red tain had
slipped off, and ber hnlr was loosely
massed la ringlets about her face and
neck. In a few minutes the stag
manager abruptly stopped the evolu
tions and singing- to announce that an
hour would be given for something to
eat. So there followed a hurrying to
nearby cafes and lunch places, and the j
big theater was left dark and silent i
where only a few moments previous I
had resounded the voices of chorus, the
shuffling and patter of feet and the i
shouts of the excited director. After j
awhile, one hv one and In pairs and
more, the company began to assem
ble again. There was still a good
half hour, and the boys and girls
of the chorus accepted the opportunity
to chat and gossip ns they sat on
boxes, bundles of carpet or even squat
ted on the floor of the stnge, their talk
causing a hum to resound throughout
the big auditorium.
And still the child slept on.
Suddenly there was an ominous hush
as Manager Hardcraft strode upon tho
stage, shaking snow from his fur lined
coat and shining silk hat. His Iteen
bvph nieroed the darkness toward the
boxes, probably In an effort to detect
any of the company who might be
stealing some comfort in the box seats,
a privilege strictly forbidden. lie
roughly demanded to know who the
"kid" was asleep In one of his forty
dollar chairs. Calllusi old Pete from
his post at the back, Jie wanted to
know who let her tu. anyway. Going
1o the little, sleeper. Pete deftly took
the envelope from the little hand which
still clasped It, however loosely. The
great man Impatiently tore open the
note, gave It a swift glance, crunched
It and, throwing It among the foot
lights, gave a pull at his cigar and
strode hurriedly Into the street The
company crowded forward to view the
Hrtln Intruder. Tonv Thompson, tue
comedian of the organization, picked
up the note, straightened out its creases
and rend aloud:
John Hardcraft. Esq., Manager tho Rlalto
Dear Sir I beg Indulgence for thus In
truding upon your time and patience. It
I- ..-! V. Hltm.onnA T wHlA tft fLflk if VOU
cannot send me a few dollars to be paid
back as Boon as my husband Is able to
work again. I have used all the money
he has saved for the doctor's bill and to
purchase medicine and our necessities.
We havo not had a cent In the house for
two days now, and not only are we ray
Uttle daughter and myself In need of
a k.. t taaf thnt 1 T rnnnnt renew the
1UUU) V 11 1 -
prescriptions for the medicine the doc.
tor has ordered Mr. Granger will have
a relapse. I dislike very much to ask
this favor of you, but our condition Is be
coming desperate. Ton will be doing an
act of kindness we shall never forget if
you will send something to aid u in our
predicament, and may Uoa Diess you ior
it. Respectfully, HELEN GRANGER.
HE LOOKS HAPPY
WOMEN'S scares in Cactus Cea
ter, and there ain't no bar
For to start them Monday rushes that
breck down the stoutest doors,
But we had some Christmas shoppln'
that the town ain't over yet,
Jest because of one small woman and
a drug store toilet set.
She was C-- Center's teacher, and
she hsW left the stags
'Fore she hco fio boys plum locoed,
and I 'inn' oar youth nor age.
She was cute end smart and pretty,
and sho might 'a' been hers yet
If it hadn't been for Dawson and his
drug store toilet set.
It was old and soratohed and speckled,
fer 'twas in his case fer years,
But old Dawson, sharp and clever, put
a whisper In our ears
'Lowed he'd sell that set at auction, and
he says, "Now, boys, you bet
Thie'll make a hit with teacher this
here swell new toilet set."
Because he knows how
clad the people will be
to get those packages
of Christmas- Cakes
Order your Christmas
Baking and Roasting
The B. t Hot Lunch In Wallowa County
Fresh Oysters, Clam Chowder, Hot Ta
males, Baked Beans, all kinds of pie.
The place for
Square Meal:1 Moderate Price
CEO. MITCH E
r-cp - irsi door houth of new Fraternal Bldg.
AltE SPECIALTIES OF THE
F. Q. HEWETT M D
Physician and Surgeon, .
THK TWINKTjINQ MOOTS rLLUMIMATKD THB
riaUUK OF B15T1 UliAUB.
Attorney s-at-L aw.
J. A. Durli-igU
Will practice in all the Courts of
this State and before the Interior
The nonl. vareful attention
given to 'all business entrusted
to our care. " v
When Passing On The Lewis--tci.
Road, Stop At The
Sled Springs Hotel.
- Plenty of Stable Uooi...
S. B. CONNER. Proprietor.
Wm. Mcllroy A D "on:pany.
Farm, Timber I-nnds Acreage,
LotH, Residence and Huslnesj
Property Tor Sale. Timber I-o
eating a Specialty
ELGIN, - OREGON.
trlchea and weird objects, all piled In
confusion with artificial plants and
floral devices, glittering armor and- all
the thousands of odd things that were
being prepared for the most dazzling
comic opera of the year, "The Minstrel
of the Stihara."
Tim wpnin artists had been working
day and night for weeks, and, with the
"opening" now only a few days off, the
managers were nervously dreading
that the beautiful effects would not be
finished In time. To add to this fear,
Henry Granger, the artist on whom
the projectors of the great spectacle
had mainly depended; had succumbed
to the strain of working for days and
nights without, sleep and scarcely stop
ninv for -nnvthlne to eat lie lay at
bis little east side home, tossing and
raving in the delirium of typhoid fe
ver. He hnd been . absent from the
"painter's bridge" for nearly a fort
night, and, although his loss was con
sidered serious at Bret, some one eise ,
had filled his place, and now he was j
forgotten. Scenic artists, like actors,
are improvident creatures, and if any j
of the warm hearted stage folk had j
had time to think of aught except tho j
duties that weighed so heavily on each j
and every one they might - have
ttmnirhr that the sick man. out of work I
and helplessly 111, might be suffering
for want of money. Granger was a j
favorite generally, and many a time
had he gone dowu Into his scat sav
ings to help swell a contribution to
gome needy professional In distress. If
anything ever reminded the company
of Granger's absence It might have
been that his little girl, an only one of
seven, came no more with the artist s
meals, as she nsed to when be paintea
away up there on me "Dnage. one
nra a swwtiv cov little thing, her
great blue eyes set In a thoughtful
and pale face, surrounaea Dy goiaeu
And now It -was Christmas eve, at 4
'clock In the afternoon. Old Pete,
th Btnffe door tender, was startled
from his reveries back In the shadow
of his cage by . tbe sweet voice oi a
child. She had "a note from mamma
t fr Hardcraft. the manager." No,
the manager wan not around Just then,
i,n) eh rnniit wait. He micht be back
any moment Tenderly the rough old
fellow led the bonny one to a prosce
ninm hnt ii ml llftinor her Into a big nr
hniarnnri rtin'.r which she far from
filled, bade ber wait A busy rehearsal
was la progress, which the child
watched with no special curiosity, for
Rome one DUt his hand deep Into his
pocket and brought up a piece of
money, and then without a word there
was a tinkling of dimes, quarters and
halves as they dropped Into the hat of ,
the fat and rosy Uttle comedian. '.The
collection was tied up in a handker
chief and noiselessly placed Into the
lap of the sleeping child.
But that was not all. A happy
thought came to tho comedian, now as
serious as a Hamlet From a roll of
money he whipped a twenty dollar bill.
In a very few minutes the property
man and his assistant had placed on
the stage In front of the sleeping girl
a nice green Christmas tree, purchased
without much ado from the vender on
' the corner. Others had hurriedly
brought little red, white and blue can
dles, strings of popcorn, tinsel ana
candy hearts, which were quickly at
tached to the boughs of the cedar.
While thlB was going on Tony was giv-:
lng orders In rapid succession, as fol- j
"Quick, there, Jennie; bring that big
Cossack cont with the fur all around
the edges. Bill, run for those boots.
Hurry, now. Somebody get mo an old
man's wig. long white "hair, mind you,
and a beard. There, that's Just the
thing. Here, you all staud back In the
shadow. Now, girls, sing softly the
mnain that noes with the entrance of
the queen's barge In the starlight
That's It Just a little softer!"
The sound of celestial music filled
the place. It was dark save where the
twinkling lights of the Christmas tree
Illuminated the figure of the merry
Santa Claus standing alongside, with
his kindly face turned toward the
slowly awakening child. She opened
her eyes, blinked tbera again from tbe
light, sat straight rubbed her eyes
with her tiny fists, stirred herself and
: then, settling back in the big chair,
j sobbed aloud. Jumping down from the
I stage, the Santa Claus took her on hlfl
i inn and tlirhtlT held her In his arms.
'What's tho matter, little one uon
you see that Santa Claus has come to
take care of you?"
"Tea. I know, dear Santa, but I am
crying because I am afraid I'll wake
ud and find It isn't real." Ana xue
trembling child huddled closer.
"But It Is real, and you are not asleep.
Km this handkerchief filled with mon
ey for your dear sick papa. Now take
tt home, and tonlgbt be sure 10 naug up
your stocking, both of them, for when
every little boy and girl Is asleep I am
going to make my rounds, anu i am
not going to forget you." Atlanta uon-
IT WAS THEN BEGUN THB 8H00TDI.
Well, the blddln' started lively, and It
got to gittln', hot,
For every mind In Cactus on that tin
glo thing was sot.
Purty soon I'd staked my saddle, worth
two hundred dollars net,
Just to own fer one short second that
blamed drug store toilet set.
It was then begun the ehootin, no one
seems to know jest how,
And twai lack of ammernltion that at
last broke up the row,
And thirteen of ue was hurted, but ths
worst blow that we met
Was in findin that tome bullets had
gone through that toilet aet.
HorsesBoarded by Day, Week or Month
Good Care of all Stock.
BEST EQUIPPED STABLE IjY THE COUNTY.
One block North of Court House.
J. C. SHACKLEFORD, Proprietor. .
Turkey Once a Side Dith.
Turkeys, mince pies and plum pod
dings are now regarded as tbe chief
Items in the Christmas dinner, but at
one time they were mere side dishes in
an enormous number of courses.
When Christmas Lasted Weeks.
Onr ancestors thou eh t nothing of tak
ing three weeks' hollda; at Christmas
But we plugged the punctures In It, and
wa plugged the wounded, too,
And agreed we'd arbitrate it, and the
bunch 'd tee it through,
80 we tent a gift committee, but they
came back eorer yet,
Fer the teacher 'd fluttered eattward,
to we have that toilet set.
CHRISTMAS NEAR THE POLE.
Where Seal Meat and Whale't Blubber
Take Turkey's Plaoe.
"1 think Christmas, 1883, was my
most memorable one." said General
Greely, the artlc explorer. "With my
command I was proceeding southward
In the hope of obtaining help, and
about the 20th of October we en
sconced ourselves In a little hut at
Cape Sabine. Our supply of food was
running very low, and we wore on
I very short rations, every one being al
lowed Just food enough In each twenty-four
hours to sustain life. Under
thoan (tanresHlnir circumstances and
amid tho owful silence of the polar
night the cheerfulness that we contin
ued to maintain was remarkable.
"Christmas day came at last Christ
mas lu the arctic reelonsl At 0 o'clock
we had our breakfast thin soup made
nt m.im. carrots, hlublier and potatoes.
Our Christmas dinner was served at 1
o'clock first course, a stew or seal
hlnhtier. Dot a toes and
breadcrumbs; second course, served
one hour after first, a stew of raisins,
Milliner nml ir.llli: dessert, a cup of
hot chocolate.. One of our party had
some tobacco still left, aud ho very
kindly made a cigarette for each one
In mir llttln nartv.
"I will wager that In all Christen
dom that day not another present was
ricon or received that gave such In
tense delight to the recipients as did
thnaa llttln rolls of tobacco and paper.
Thau rrom nulrklv aflame and being
puffed away at for dear life, and thus
my most memorable cnnsimas a
Christmas near the north pole ended
hi smoke. riuiuurg uispaitu.
Vacation Chrictniat Presents
In a letter to the employees of the
Bourne mills of fall River, Mass.. an
nnnnfinor the rrzular profit sharing div
idend on Dec. 24 last Treasurer George
A. Chase sold: 'The board of dlrectora
tina nnnnlmnllHlv authorized me tO an
to vou tho exoorlmont of a va
cation week In August. 1907. The mllla
will close Aug. 24 aud reopen cpi. a,
thus allowing you ten days of rest and
recreation. In Ilea of regular pay yoa
will get an extra dividend on your
wages, payable Just before tbt vaca
tion, to the amount of 60 per tent of
the average weekly wages." ThU
promise was faithfully kept
OLD SANTA READY
TO SPRING A
At cur store 3
we can surprise you
any day of the week,
any week of the year
A dollar saved is a dollar earned. Save
your dollars by getting bargains from us.
counters, show cases
Store fixtures and Mission fur
niture made to order.
eNTeRFRise, - orsgon.