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About The news=record. (Enterprise, Wallowa County, Or.) 1907-1910 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 19, 1907)
Christmas Presents That are Worth while
Any of Tliese Useful Articles Will Give
Genuine Pleasure to tne Recipient
V i- If
From golden fir at $10 to quar-
. ... ter sawed oak, French
Bookcases and writ- bevel mirror at
ing desks combined
Dining tables golden
fir, quartered oak and
solid oak Mission style ,
A big line of couches
m ml 1
New Royal In fact a complete line
SEWING MACHINES you can select a present
. for old and young
from $25 up
that are right
IRON AND BRASS
m mmm 1 m
lYllbulUN nULtvtn ,
Rockers from the $2
sewing chair up to
Handsomest oak as
high as $16.50
FRED S. ASHLEY
R. I. LONG
CIVIL ENGINEERING and GENERAL LAND SURVEYING
Hydraulic and Irrigation Engineer .
Harness and Saddles
Answer to "Keep
County Out of Debt"
THE HARNESS AND
Will iiupply your needs in the Leather Goods line more cheaply and
Rive bet&r satisfaction than any other dealer in Wallowa county.
Let him fit you out for the season's work. Repair work a specialty.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF
WALLOWA NATIONAL BANK
OF ENTERPRISE, OREGON
AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS DECEMBER 3. i7
Loans and Discounts.$184,203 29
Overdrafts 882 86
U. 8. Bonds 12,500 00
Bank Premises 12,800 00
Due from Banks 21.W0 27
Due from U.S. Treas-
urer 25 00
Cash on hand 18,914 76
Total $261,666 18
Capital Stock $ 60,000 00
Surplus 80,000 00
Undivided Pronto. . . . 10,823 03
Circulation 12.600 00
and banks 148,243 15
Totals. $251,666 18
Geo. W. Hyatt, President W. R. Holmes, Cashier
Geo. 8. Craig, Vice President Frank A. Reavis, Amt. Cashier
Geo. 8. Cbaju
Geo. W. Hyatt Mattib A. Holmes
W. R. Holmes
Editor News Record: In regard to
the article published recently In the
News Record under the head "Keep
the County Out of Debt" I have teen
urged to make reply, and after a perus
al of the article I find ample scope for
ttiiimadvernlon. Many of the state
ments (or rather misstatements) made
are so erroneous as to almost lead us to
believe that the author's veracity is
questionable, or is heunder the delu
sion that the taxpayers of the county
are a lot of numskulls capable of swal
lowing so much blarney?
After such a tax levy I agree with
the writer that most of the jurors and
witnesses will depend on the fees re
ceived to pay their expenses. But
further on he says money was more
plentiful this year; then why should
he depend on the fees? Is It because
after paying his tax be had nothing
But. why the writer should have the
audacity to say that a Wallowa county
warrant would be a beggar on the mar
ket and that you could not get 75 cents
on the dollar, Is more than I can com
prehend (and with our great natural
resources it Is an Injustice to the oouu
tv) when It was comitaratlvelv easy to
find a purchaser at a two per ce t dis
count. We are alxo informed that
prices were higher than ever before.
Wa would like to know when cattle
(one of our chief assets) were ever any
lower tnan last year.
Evidently the article Is got up to
mislead the people Into believing that
the levy was jostinable. Could not
any court have got the county out of
debt by such a levy? But why the
court should do it just at a time wneu
capital was beginning to flow Into the
county, and just before thousands 01
acres of government lands were becom
ing assessable and passing into the
bands of large lumber companies, we
cannot understand. Would It not
have been wise to have waited and had
the railroad and these companies help
us out They are the only ones who
like singing,- "Glory be to the
that flowed out never to return; did
not the local banks buy the warrants
and, reoeive the interest? It never
flowed out at all, and ninny warrants
were never presented for payment.
On these the county paid no interest,
but not so the poor tax payer; he had
to borrow at 10 per cent interest to pay
his tax, while the count only paid 6
percent. Now which is best ;ill the
tax payers to join in paying the 6 or
ttie individual to pay lu? And for the
writer to make such a statement as,
"If the public are always ilrni in their
demands for public economy we will
always have-a low tax," with the
present administration at the helm
and knowing how flagrantly they set
aside the public demand for economy
(not so long ago) doesn't that jar you?
Yes, yes, we'll till the flowing bowl
(with water of course) for two reasons,
one, because the county went dry, the
other because if it had not, after pay
ing our tax we had nothing left with
which to get anything stronger.
Yours pro bono publico,
Matt H. Stables.
Real Estate Transfers
Week Ending Dec. 7, 1907 Prepared
By Wallowa Law, Land &
And about the gold
W E Lewis to V. M. Gregg, lout 1
and 2. blk 16. Gardner's add Enter
prise, beginning at a point 60 ft u r h
of the se cor of lot 2, t hence n 60 ft to
the ne cor of lot 2, thence west 240 ft
to the nw cor of lot 1, thence s 120 feel
to the sw cor of lot 1, thence e 80 feet,
n 00 ft, thence e 120 feet to beginning.
Geo W Boner to Grant Voss and
James Erikson, n half ne sec 36, ex
cept 10.3 acres deeded to Sliver Lnke
Lodge, No. 64, I O O F. Also s half lie
and n half se, sec 36, and e half of se,
sec 25, nil in t 2 s, r 44 s. (13,03.5X0.
Tbos Roup to Bt-ssie Meek, se lie,
seo 14, and sw 11 w and nw sw, sec 13, t
3 a, r 45 e. (2,000.
Bessie Mek to Alfred II Meek, se ne
seo 14, and sw nw and nw sw, sec 13,
t 3 s, r 45 e. (1.
Bessie Meek to Albert II Meek, half
aw, seo 18, 1 3 s, r5 e and the e LiO!
o! the se of seo 14, t 3 8, r 45 e. (1.
Bessio L Meek to Alfred Meek, ne
nw, seo 24, and e half of sw and sw of
se, seo 13, t 3 s, r 45 e. (1.
John McDonald to Frank A Sher
man and John Sherman, lots 7, 8 and
9, blk 13, McDonald add to Wallowa.
L B Hodgin to Albert W Hodgln,
sw of se sec 3S, t 2 s, r 48 e. $100.
LB Hodgln to Albert VV Hodgln, e
half ne and e half se, seo 27, t 2 s, r 48.
Also 11 w of ne and the ne of nw, seo 27
and the sw of Be and se of sw, seo 22, t
2 s, r48e. $1,025. '
LB Hodgln to Albert VV Hodgln,
half interest in ue se, see 22, the w half
of the sw, sec 23. and the nw of sec 20,
t 2 s, r 48 e. $375.
Win Needham and Laura Necdham
to Louisa E Scott, lot I), llk 6, Joi
ning's add to Joseph. $75.
Cora E Terry to J H McCubbin, a
tract of land begiiining 200 feet west of
the nw cor lot 7, Lostlue, thence run
ning northwesterly along line of coun
ty road, 275 feet, them e w along Hue
of county road, 145 feet, thence s 170
feet to n bank of Wallowa river, thence
e along b of river 100 feet; thence In a
southeasterly direction 198 feet, thence
e 115 feet to line of county road, thence
in northwesterly direction to place of
John M Herman Jr to A M Akers,
lots 5, 0, 7 and 8, blk A, Herman's add
to Wnllowa. $140.
Mary A Mitchell to Grant Vess et al,
!, m Imlf ne and n half se, sec 36, t 2 s,
U rt It SE Rains, It R, sw nw; nw
w; s half of sw, sec 25, t 4 11, r a4 e.
S E Rains to Frank Callahan, sw
nw;nwsw; s half sw, sec 24, t 4 n, r
41 e. (1.
Frank Kenian to 114yes Kernan, qc,
half hit in lots 4 and 5, blk 6, Jon
nlng's add to Joseph (1.
Christian Endeavor Social.
The young people ot the Christian
Endeavor society of the Christian
church hold a very pleasant social Fri
day evening at the home of Rev. and
Mrn. M. J. Thompson. Refreshments
were served and various games provided
amusement. Those present were:
Messrs. Arthur Pace, Jake Bauer,.
Roster Kay, Chris Bauer, Walker
Franklin, Ivan Morrison, Irving Dill.
Pierce Humphreys, W. J. Rankin, Fred
Savtigo, Mrs. O. M. Corkins and Misses
Ethel Weaver and Lucile Corkins.
15 per Cent oa Your
Fnvestraent in Real Estate
' Paying $18 a
$1500 FOR BOTH
Lots one-fourth Blook In Size
$100 to $400.
$600 to (5000
All above property
Good Farm Propositions
W. E. TAGGART,
Invitations have been rec iv;d by
relatives ai.d friends in Enterprise to
the wedding of Mrs. Alice Kernan uikI
Mr. Kd. Leffell of Jr eph, which will
occur in I. O. U. K. hall, Joseph, at 8:30
on the evening of December .I. Mrr.
Kernan is a daughter of Mrs. C. h
J.ewin of Enterprise, and has' many
I friends here. Mr. Ltff.ill is a business
I irm 11 of Joseph, where they Kill reside
. after a four months wedding tour in the
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