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Every Mechanic
Every Farmer
Every Stockraiser
Every Merchant
Every Banker
Every Professional Man
is directly interested in
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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.

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