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Every Mechanic Every Farmer Every Stockraiser Every Merchant Every Banker Every Professional Man is directly interested in the prosperity of Oregon. None flourish unless money is in good supply. Life insurance premiums drain Oregon of vast sums every year. Stop This Drain Place your life insurance with Oregonlife The Policyholders' Company This is the only "Purely Oregon" Company. Makes all of its invest ments here, and is an im portant factor in the up building of a Greater Oregon. Rates are no higher. Write for further partic ulars giving your occu pation and date of birth. i HOME OFFICE. PORTLAND, OH. A. L. MILLS. Prtt. L 8AMUKL, 00. Mar CLARENCE . SAJCUKU Am I. Hmt. (ity anil County Brief News Item? Alfalfa -seed for sale at R. S. & Z Attor ey D. V. Sheahan is at Baker City on business. I. N. Pltzer left on Tuesday morn ing's train on a til;) to outside points Dan el Eoyd went to Pittsburgh, Pa., last week to come home with Mrs. Boyd and the children. R. S. & Z. Co. ENTERPRISE A Large Stock of Dry Goods AND Clothing For Fall and Winter wear JUST ARRIVED AT THE r. s. & z. co's STORE WATCH THIS SPACE For Further Announcement R. S. &Z. CO. ENTERPRISE. County Clerk and Mrs. W. C. Boat nan le t Sun lay for Seattle to see ihe fair. -.Ml is Blinehe Murray of Alder Slop re.urned Saturday from a vls.t vt Salem. The dates of the Harvest Home it F.ora are Friday and Saturday, September 24 and 25. J. M. Blakely he'd the lucky ticket hat drew the fine hat at tha opera louse. Saturday night. Gus Price, wjo has been Ul for j long, ha become worse again and ieft Tuesday for Hot Lake. There wil be a called meeting of he V. C. T. U. at the home of Mrs. George Gaily, FrUay afternoon. Rev. W S. Crockett wl 1 occupy Jtxo pulpit of the Christian church iext Sunday m-rning and evening. Rev C. E. Trueboid went out to Sigin Tuesday tJ look after a tract if fruit land he boaght out thers aat winter. C. R. Edlemon came out from Flora Saturday to begin a term of school it the Pratt 8hool house. School opened Monday. M. H. Tucker has re3lgned th lurrlcane Creek school. He Is em ployed at Bumatgh & Mayfleld'a Irug store. Rev. w. P. Bimms wnt tj La Grande Tuesday to sea an new Trandchild, a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. D. C. BrI !houx, Saturday. Miss Joyce Craig Is organizing a lass in music, to continue three months. All wishing to enter tha lass will pleise lit MIsa Craig know as soon as po?slile. . S. B. Warnock of Troy brought out i lot of fine sweet orn the first of he week. .Mr. Wa nock says the crops in his sect on are fine, as ?ood as ever kno.vn. . P. L. McPherson, who had resided iiere for the last two years, left Tues day for The Dalle? and will probably to on to Vancouver. Wash., though iie has not determined his exact location. S. B, W'arn'ck of Troy came oat Sunday bringing his nephews, Herk and Swift Warnock of Mabtoh, Yaki ma county, Wash., who had besn visiting him. The young men le't .Monday for Idaho where they will visit brothers, Mr. and'iMra. Win. McCormack, the well known pioneer settlers, left Tuesday for Pomeroy, Wash., to s-e "lis brother, E. R. McCormack, who is 11!, E. R. f oraerly resided In Union county and is remembered by the old settlers there and here. Captain James Blakely of Browns ville, Oregon's oldest pioneer, accom panied by his ezn. W. M. Blakely, and wife of Pendletcn, and Samuel Thomp ion and family of Pendleton, after a visit here for a few days with the Captains son, J. M. Blakely, and family, left Monday In their auto for Pendleton. D;s F. E. and H. C. P. Moore, the osteopaths who so'.d their practice in La Grande list week, will spend the winter in this valley, practicing in Joseph, Wallowa and Enterprise with headquarters in this city. In the spring they will go East to take a po it-graduate course In the oteo pathic college. Dr. F. E. Moore will come h?re about September 21, and Mr3. -Moore, who 13 now In the East will join him here on her return. Miss Edna Browning, who went to Spokane last weak, has by advice of Pro.'eisor He;i:age, Joined a lyceum company that will tour the larger Canadian cities, she will be the soloist of the company and while it is a fine opportunity for her there is not the s ightest doubt but she will become at once a popular star. .Miss Browning fame as a vocalist Is not con.ined to her home com munity and she achieved great success as so.olst at the Gladstone Chautau qua during the season of 1908. GERALD HOLME8 DEAD. Gerald Holmes, snn of Mr. and Mrs W. R. Holmes, died Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock, of peritonitis. Funeral Friday at 10 a. m. from the M. E. church. Slotted Team Runs Away. While J. H. Patterson was driv ing his team of spotted ponies to town Sunday morning, the pole be came unfastened iram the neckyoke and droppel to the ground. The horses in their first frightened leap overturned the hack and getting free came on a gallop to town The accident happened Just this side of Ant flat. Mr. Patterson j slight sprain of his leg and the dash board and traces were damaged. jTwo FiJhers Fined. Deputy Game Warden Joe demons returned Sunday from a trip to the North country. While there he ar rested two Asotin men on the Wenaha river for fishing without a license. They pleaded guilty in a hearing before Justice Lafayette Wilson and ea h was fined 2j and costs. Mayor Byram Mayfleld went to Elgin Sunday to visit at his parents home while his fractured leg Is re covering its usual strength. ROOM FOR MILLIONS IN FERTILE VALLEY (Contia-jd from front page.) a mile to a mile. It lies about twelve mlies from the town of Joseph, over a very rough tr;l'-. All of these lakes are uninhabited ex:e;t one. Their water Is too co'.d for fish, and they have lain idle and useless among tne Tocks for ages, do ing nothing but look beautiful and reflect the graceful shapes of the pine treas and the drifting clouds. The only exce.tlon Is Lake Wal lowa, whloh lies on the extern side of the mountains at an altitude of 4.400 fee , between two high and almou Uvel rllgea with a back ground of purple peaks. It occupies the entrance of a heavily timbered canyon and re.el e the water from a wUe araa of melting snow that come) dashing down the mountain sides and many springs which have croprel out along Its banks. The lake Is four and a half miles long, an average of a mile and a half wide and 400 feet deej in several places where a lead ha besn dropped. Peo- ile hae bem coining here to camp j.- many years and have built quite i little village of cabins and tents, with a dancing pavl'.ilon, a store, a restaura.it and an Ice cream "parlor." )ne shore Is glrdlad with a roadway, ind Mrs. Maud Hamilton, an enter prising yoing woman, carries the public back and forth in gasoline aunches. Lake Wallowa would make an ideal summer resort a id the Oregon Rall .oad and Na.liatim Company is 'boss ing" a mo ement to build a 'feature hotel" like El Tovar at the Jrand Canyon of the Colorado and Old Faithful Inn In the Yellowstone. There is no mountain resort in Ore ;on for inva Ida or pie is are seekers -hat would be so asreaable or con venient. It would be difficult to .magiue a more attractive p'.ace, The most lntere tng thing about the lake is a unique flah, It will not bite at any kind or bait and is caught jy three hooks tied together at the and of a pole, which the fisherman pushes a'ong slyly until he gats them in the rlsht position. Then ha 'yanks." This 13 the only way thay can be caught, and even then they ire never seen except in the fall. They are supposad to spend the rest yt the year in deep watr, out of sight. A full-grown "yank" resembles a alack bas3. having a small backbone and firm white ilesh. It is from twetve to fifteen Inches long and will weigh from two to three pounds. Agents of the fish commission at Washington, who were sent out here o make an Investigation, reported that the "yank Is absolutely unique ind does not appear elsewhere. The water of the lake has been used for rrlgatlon for a quarter of a century. The farmers organized years ago and )ullt a dam and canals to all parts of -he valley with their own labor and apital. They have a fall of 2S0 'eet and their supply will last until mow ceases to fall and mountain Wrings run dry. The dam has rals sd the water In the lake about two eet and has covered a sandy beach it the upper end whe e the campers have been in the habit of bathing. nly cold-blooded people go in, for the temperature Is icy. There Is an o.jportunlty for gene rating uniimite I electric power at the utlet of the like, and a small plant with a capacity 0f a few hundred horse power has already been placed there to light the town and run a flour mi l. it can be extended at a small expense at any time, but there is no demand at present. The vaHoy s.ret, hes out and b-narl-ens until it mseta the mountains, many miles awav a perfect alte for a great city, with natural drai.iaga, Enterprise Opera House One Night Only Saturday Night otlTEMBER 18 The Ethel Tucker Stock Company Presents the thrillng life story cf Jesse James A highly successful sensational piay; a story of stirring heart interest, full of tender sentiment and lively " comedy Presented in a Metropolitan Manner. Popular Prices, 25, 35, 50 cts Seats Selling at Burnaugh & Mayfield's abundant water, fertile soil aid room for millions of pele. Just now the landscape, as far as a human eye can see. Is glowing with ripen ed grain, as If some magician had spread a cloth o.' gold over ail tha earth; and the mountain sides, as far up aa the limber line, are a rus set biown, with a luster Ilka velvet, which is caused by the mature buiwh grass, the choice it of fodder for fas tening mutton and beef. Theie is very little waste land i" the valley. Almost every acre is plantsd to grain and alfalfa, tha most profitable cro.s, which are called for In unlimited quautl'le' from the mining regiuns of Montana and Ilaho. Farmers cut three crops from every nieidow and then turn in the hoss. The ripe.ied at fa fa is bijipVib.i in pnorniojs ulles by a der- riu wait for winter prices. The land was ail Cake.i up a generation ago, and the way tha Indians were crowded oxt In lS.c.8 by tne au vance of civl 1 -.811:11" is one of t3 most shameful cha. LT In our history. Senator Hear, in a speech at a New England dinner In New York, once said that when tile Pilgrim Kauurs landed at Plymouth Rock, they fell upon the r knees, and teii fell upon the IuUia.is. which very neuny djs- crlbes '.he settlement of this valley. But the Invaders were a mural and God-fearlne Deopb. and a3ide from robbing the Indians of choir land, they have left a gotul example for ; Ml;il creak country, of this section, their posterity to emulate. Only the i,e ng t le contra, ting parties says othar day Mr. Mc .iurray, ganeral pas- tne FIura journai The ceremony se- git agent o. the Oregon Railroad t,(). plill.e Bt 8 o'doek p, m. The and Navigation Company, recjived a bride ani bridegroom were appropri petitlon signed by almost everyondy ;ateiy attired, the bride In pure white, in the va.ley asking him not to pe.-- , ltev. Flynn of the Christian church mit Sunday excursions be -aus. tli ;y j WJ3' the officiating minister and per disturbed tha q ilat of the Sabbath , f0,llHi the ce e.nony in an Impress- and interre.ed with divine worship. j In 188S a branch of tlio OreSin Rai read and Navigation Company was built from La Grande up to a town ca.led EL in. In 1933 it was extended up the Wa'lowa Valley to Joseph, being opened for traffic last November. It hai done a goud busi ness and has gi.en an impstus to every form of industry and activity. The increase or traffic has been re- : markable, although it runs through , an old country, which has bean thick ly Sittled for nea'rly thirty years. The railway is changing methods of i farming also. Feople are giving up caw. e and are punting wheat, oats and sugar beets. There are many sheep in the fo;t'iil!s. More than a mi ii. on and a half pounds of wool were shipped from the valley laat year. A string of thriving towns have aprjng up alms the line, and new settlers a e coming In rapidly from the central West the over flow from Iowa, Illinois, Missouri. Ne braska, but it isn't pioneering. This '. valley is as we 1 settled as any part j of Kentucky or Connecticut, only the j population is not so dense and there ; 13 room for more between the moun tain ranges. It is a prohibition county, it went j "dry" long be ore there was any political agitation of the question in j the state, because the people realize the advantage of temperance and 11 ! ... me evus o: tne saloon. Wallowa is an old town,founded in the 70s, but it has grown slowly because of its isolation. The farmers had to haul their grain and wool from sixty to eighty miles to market before the railway came in last No vember; heme tiiey found It more pro.kable to raise cattle and shesp and other produce that would furnish it own tranaporlation. They have made money and have kept it, and there is no mo.e prosperous, intelli gent or cMiieiited community In the land. Joseph Is at fie end of tha track, whl h lo;ks Ike a fishhook on the map be-ause lt follows the trend of the val.ey. it U a square evenly built town with broad regular streets, lined with modest but comfortable cottages. An irrigation ditch hugs every side walk on either side, through which which the water rushes with a musical sound, bringing ,lfe nnd growth and hem h to everything it reaches. Enterprise Is another thriving town, ten miles below Joieph, and the big warehouse that has just be3n built along the side of the railway station shows that Its people have plenty of valuable produce in hi - - I' anajt 1 lit? j sound of the hammer is heard every- ... lue una; large piles of lumber He along every 8ide track and almost hide the stations, and the high price of wheat and wo3l are matters for mutual congratulate among the settlers. And they rals.i n.'i: ... . -.;.uii,g eias oe- uca.L ana won o., j s agar "s in t:n.s part of the I heard ye sterile ,u. country. John Benjamin Brown, aged family of 47. aid is wife. ....Barei aui Iirown, a 4, and their children Inventory as fo loAs: who Joan MI ton & 9r.. ....! ! r'io- . "'"en lienrv !3'S,An"22' Ja-ob Atherton 20. Oriel8 1 5 '2- Willi J J. 1 6. Wa.lace 4. Milled i EuK,n 9 months. ' E'u!ene 2 n?heeCrb,:n3d he'sht of thfa'n"y .on the 1st day of August Was 8 . feet I Would Ten Of rich, level land, within one mile of Enterprise? If so I ENTERPRISE REAL ESTATE CO. Office over Harness 'and 3 Inches, their combined Be lis I veurs and 6 months and their ; .,.ni.prt weicht 2.245 pounds. Since Ul8 marriage, tweiity-aeveii years ago, i!r jjrown 8ay8 tne only time they line cal ed a doctor was when a new ta')y wa3 expected, and he has no. er taken a drop of medicine or ltaitai whiky In his Hie. WEDDING BELLS. A pret.-y we;lding occurred at the I ll0 e of Mr anj jIr3 e. J. Knapp, ; of 2i9 Idaho St., Lewlston, Idaho, Saturday evening, Sept. 4, 1903. Fred .-. thp hnst and host- eia a 1(1 j;l9i Snsta A. Dorse, of the ' ; Ive manner. ! The wedding was a quiet one, none ; but rela Ivej of tiie bridegroom and the mother of the bride being present. : The harpy coup'e have already fte pa; ted tor their future home at Stev je.isvllie, Mont., where Mr. Knapp i has a lncrnitlve position awaiting him. The Journal joins in the wishes of ; their mtny friends that the craft i in which they shall float toward the . j sea of eternity may glide peacefully ' and encounter but few breakers. I Yojnj-McGarry. j Mrs. Mary McGarry and Mr. John j W. Young we.e married by Rev. W. ; P. Samms at his home Saturday afte.noon at 5 o'clock. Both are well known residents of this vicinity !"d have many '""nils who extend "cmuwi cuiigruiuiaiions. La Grande Iron Works. D. FITZGERALD, Proprietor. Foundry and Machine Shop. Casting and Ma chine Work done on short notice. WE ALSO MANUFACTURE FEED MILLS Sawmill break down jobs promptly attended to GIVE US A TRIAL i a""UHMHUinaaaaHI MHMEHHHMIIHIinn! L. BERLAND Dealer in Harness, Saddles. Chapps, Spurs and Leather Goods of all descriptions. I will fit you out with the best goods for the least on?y. When in need of anything in my line, call and msp2ct my stock before purchasing. ENTERPRISE, ... . OREGON . v r. 3 . . Special Bargains In order to clean up our summer stock, we are offering at Greatly Reduced Prices Men's Oxfords and Men's Summer Underwear Straw Hats at your own price Youths' Bib Overalls at 45c Youths' waist overalls at 40c Boys' and Youths' Suits AT COST Come in and buy before these bargains are gone. Respectfully, C. H. ZURCHER ' You Like Acres with running water call on Shop, Enterprise, Ore, V ! j John Wortmrn, Jr., returned 8r. , tirday from a threa wesks trin tl the Coast. Min!nj Company. Articles of Incorporation have beq filed in the county clerks oflc of the Mountain Gem Mining compur capital atock $2,000,000; lncorpom' ors, Thos. p. A lams. Floyd Greo, and Margaret Sheets. First car-load of Eastern fumitn,, ever in valley just received by Ashln Better goods for the same money. Pacific Horse Liniment Is prepared expressly lor the needs ol horsemen mj ranchmen. It Is powerful and pew tratinj liniment, a remedy foremeriM. cies. A soothing embrocation for the relief ol pain, and the best liniment lor sprains and soreness. L'ncquiled lor curing the wounds and Injuries of BARBED WIRE and for healing cuts, abrasions, sores and bruises. Pacific Horse Liniment Is fully guarantee! No other Is so good or helpful in so many ways. If lt fails to satisfy, we authoriie all dealers to refund the purchase price. tan uni Mm nm cum HOVT CHIMICM. CO., Pootum, Oh. BOOKLET jS?-3 RES FOR SALE BY BURNAUGH & MAYFIELD.