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THE N Wallowa County Official Paper. Enterprise City Official Paper. Wallowa County Is Rich In the 5 Greatest Sources of Wealth. VOL. 2, NO 12. Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, July 16, 1908. RECORD MILL SLABS, stove length,, on Alder Slope. Inquire of O. J. Roe. 1-ormer T. R. Akius furm. Home pion. 8tf 'CATTLE, 100 head, from yearlings up to 5-year-old cows with calves, and including 1- and 2 year-old steers and a few 3-year-old stesrs. J. H. Whitmore, Enterprise. Ranch 10 miles north of Enterprise. 12tf STOLEN. $10 REWARD for ladies' astride saddle, gray horsehide with silvei horn, also bridle, with rings on sile and bit tied on with strings. Taken from my barn on Swamp Cresk about June 30. Notify J. P. Averi'.l. Enterprise. Utt LODliE DIRECTORY. I. (. O.K. Enterprise Ixidge, No. 15't. Kmemld Kubuknh Lodh'e, No. 119. K. of P. Enterprise Lodge, No. U. Juanitu Templo, No. 7, Pythliin KiKters. Masonic 'Enterprise Chnptor, No. HO, Koynl Arch Masons, muets first nnl third Tuesdnys of each iik nth fn Mimonic Hall. 'All visiting Royul Arch Sin Sons welcomed. J. B. Oi.msted, High Priest, D. W. Shea han, Mccremry. Wallowa Lodge, No. K2, A. F. & A. M., meets second mid fourth Sut urcluy8 of each month n Masonic Hull. Visillnif Masons welcomed. C. H. Zurcher, V, M. vv C. Boatman. Secretary. Wallowa Valley Chapter, No. 50, (). ji. S., meets Uist and third Sutur ilays of each month, in Masonic all. Visiting Stars are always wel come. Oi.ive Lockwood, W. M. Danikl Boyd, Sec. M. W. A. Eagle Clump, No. 101W7, M. W. A. Meets Flint and Third Thursdays in each month In new Fraternal hall. Visiting Neighbors Always welcome J. U. Rennik, Consul. T. M. Dn,L, merit. Aneroid Camp, No. 3542, R. N. of A. W. 0. V. Enterprise Camp, No. 535, W . of W. Almota Circle. No. 278, W. of W. Fatal Accident on Imnaha. A. Grover. Miller was thrown from a horse on a steep hillside at the mouth of Lightning creek, Saturday and dragged 200 yards before hi foot loosed from the stirrup. He received Internal Injuries that prove fatal, he dying at 2 o'clock Sunda; afternoon. Otto Bauer, son of Jacol Bauer of this city, was the only wit ness of the accident. The deceased was a son of Mrs. H. Giles of Hurri cane creek, and a half-brother of Al Kinney. . i Screen doors and wire scresn for sale by Hartshorn & Keltner. m B i yH A "BAR'-fiAIN. MFAN.V A rtAIN ToP Vol ..... .-.w.aov t j w v jwv vr n J i s L SVKZ THOUGH THAT THINGS THAT ARE CALLED BARGAINS , ARE REAL BARGAIN? AND NnT FAKF fLR rfATN.: wr n hat BELIEVE IN "BAMBOOZLING" (OR FOOLING) (U5e'wHICH WORD rOs YOU WILLI THF. PFnPI F RY PnllTN; in rAcrc r cunrw GOOD.S THROUGH OUR BACK DOOR AT NIGHT AND .SENDING THEM OUT THE FRONT DooR DURING THE DAY. WE NOW OF FER YOU THE-5E "BAR'-GAIN-5GAINJ FOR YOU: NEARLY ALL OF OUR 20C AND 25C .SUMMER DREJJ GOOD-5 AT 15C. A NICE LOT OF LAWNJ AND DIMITIEJ AT 12 1-2C. THE IOC LAWN.S Go NOW AT 6 1-3C. A GOOD BIG DISCOUNT ON .SHIRT WAIJT-5. RESPECTFULLY, 33 WiLlM'S PRASES SUNG BY LOWELL NOTED PENDLETON MAN TELLS OF HIS TRIP INTO THIS VALLEY. From the Pendleton East Oregonlan Judge Stephen A. Lowell and wife returned this morning from Wallowa lake where Mr. Lowell delivered the Fourth of July address. They report a very successful oc casion, the three days' celebration .having attracted large crowds of peo pie about the lake for a few days outing before the beginning of har vest, the crowd being estimated a from 2500 to 4000. The exercises closed with religious exercises oi Sunday at the camp at the head oi the lake.' Air. Lowell states that the railroad from Elgin to Joseph Is substantially graded and that the trains will bt running to Wallowa city early In the fall, and probably will reach Joseph the terminus of the road, by the first of the year. . Long Dream Coming True. If such shall prove true the" long years of waiting on the part of the people of that county will be re warded. It is a region of grea. fertility, -with an abundance of watei for irrigating purposes, and vast areas of wheat land not yet touched by the plow. The conditions are idea! for dairying and the raising of live stock of every character, and Wal Iowa county will probably contribute full measure of the cattle, hogs and sheep to be utilized by the great packing houses now being com pleted In Portland. With the incom ing of the railroad the era of small farms will be opened, because there by the productions can reach market and men will be encouraged to culti vate and produce a great many things that are not now profitable because of te difficulties of trans portation. Probably no county In the state is, more generally, prosperous or con tains a more intelligent, progressive and contented people than that, but it is of course sparsely settled be cause of the lack' of transportation facilities. " When this difficulty is cured, great numbers of people Will establish homes in the county and develop the great natural resources. RESOLVED That You will be taken OFF Your feet when You see THE' BARGAIN 3 WOW OFFER BUSTER BROWMSb 1 .. v W&P Kf- .Mi, Mf v i w- I 11 TAKEN -6tT-9oT W.J. FUNK & CO. There is an abundance of graniu suitable for building purposes, ' ani quaries of marble, as well a3 gold and copper mines, all wait the in coming of the railroad for develop ment. The towns of Wallowa, En terprise and Joseph, all on the li:ie of the railroad will become canters of industry and population of im portance to the state. Wallowa lake is one of the most beautiful- spots in Oregon, situated in a depression in the mountains, pos sibly In a crater, about a mile wi:le' and four and a half miles long, filled with water from the melting snowe upon the mountains towering above It. Not many years hence its shores will surely be crowded with- hotel! and summer cottages and it will 'be one of the play grounds of the state Good Progress On Grade Of Railroad Patterson Has Mile and One-Fourtr Completed. Mitchell Working Two Gangs. Contractor J. E. Patterson has com pleted one and one-fourth miles o grade of the two and three-fourths he has to do west of Enterprise. By the end of this week he will have over a score of teams' and nearly 40 men at work. Threa-fourths of nile of grading is done west of the road that runs south from the coun iy bridge, and a half mile of grade is completed east of that road. Onlv a month has elapsed of the three he has In which to complete his con tract. Engineer Isaacs was up from Wallowa this week, staking out more work. J. M. Mitchell, who has the con tract for four miles of grade between Lostine and Wallowa, and the . cu and fill, in Sam Wade's field, is work Ing two gangs and rushing the work at great speed. If reports received in Enterprise are correct, the grading will be done none too soon. It is stated the track layers coming up the canyoi have nearly reached the fl3h hatch ery; If that is bo. the bridge will bt reached by Saturday, the day stated by Engineer Brandon at La Grande last week. Another car load of workmen went through Elgin Monday on their way to the front. Preaching services at the Metho dist church next Sunday at 11 a. m. FlfT.' VnllUAMT T- Rr m TOP PRICES PAID L THIS COUNTY'S CLIP BRINGS HIGHEST AVERAGE OF ANY IN OREGON. Wallowa county maintained hei reputation of producing the be3t won in Oregon, at the Elgin wool sales Thursday and Friday, the prlce3 av eraging higher than at any previous sale held in the state this season. The bulk of the clips sold above 14 cents, the average being above IS cents. II. W. Graves of Enterprise anci Walter Beith of The Park toppei the market with 16 cents for theli clips. Two buyers tied on 1G foi Graves' wool. There were nine buyers pre33nt and the result showed there wa real competition In the bidding. Two buyers for large Boston firms were commissioned to buy all the wool they could, and those two got most of the good clips. The majority oi the wool growers are well .satisfiad and say It is proven that for all to hold until sales day Is the bat method yet found for selling. A few poor clips sold from 9 to 12 cents; also a few small lots were sold at the low figures. One of the two largest clips, Peter Bau dan's, was consigned, and anothe. large clip, Mlchellod & Robin's was not offered as the bulk of It had not reached Elgin the day of the sale Following is a list of the prlnclpa amounts and price as far as learned: E. A. Anderson,' Crow Creek, 14,- 7C6 Jbs., 11 Vfe cents. Blank Bros., Imnaha, 11,230 lbs. 15Hc Walter Boner, Joseph, 46,521 lbs. 14c. Walter Belth, The Park, 22,71'. lbs., 16 cents. Baker & Flanary, Swamp Creek 12,111 lbs., 15c. E. C. Berry, Minam, 10,308 lbs. 14c. E. R. Bowlby, Swamp Creek, 8.23i lbs., 15V6C J. H. Dobbin, Prairie Creek, 183: 304 lbs., 15c. Fred Falconer, Enterprise, 29,95 lbs., 1500 coarse fleeces 14c, 2,25C fine 14c. Ernest Fulton, Divide, 9,578 lbs. 144c. W. H. Graves, Enterprise, 23.43C lbs., 16 cents. L. C. Hartshorn, The Butte3, 59,03t lbs., over 14c. Hauser & Gillard, Imnaha, 13,22( lbs., over 15c. Johnson Bros., Imnaha, 34,762 lbs. 15c. Ernest Johnson, Imnaha, 11,57: lbs, 15c. H. Kernan, Cottonwood, 20,62 lbs., over 15c. F. Kernan, Chesnlmnus, 28,837 lbs. over 15c. E. B. Knapp, Enterprise, 9,314 lbs.. over 14c. Longfellow & Arnold, Divide, 22, 160 lbs., 15c. Shepard Morgan, Imnaha, 13,25, lbs., 15ic Dick Martin, Crow Creek, 8,85i lbs., 1514c E. O. Makin, Prairie Creek, 31,32C lbs., 15c. C. P. Ragsdale, Trout Creek, 41,141 lbs., 15c. Ragsdale & Strumbaugh, Imnaha 26,516 lbs., 14c. R. F. Stubbiefield, Enterprise, 70,- 404 lbs., 15 and 12 (old.) Omer Stubbiefield, Crow Creek 23,576 lbs., 16c. Schaut & Gabriel, Wallowa, 21,891 lbs., 16c. Stickney & German, Joseph, 61,23; lbs., 15 c. Tucker & Russell, Imnaha, 27,00.: lbs., over 15c. J. A. Wilson, Imnaha, 9,834 lbs. 15 c. Wagner Bros., Enterprise, 24,72; lbs., 15c. Theo. Woods, 2,042 lbs., over 14c. WEDDING BELL8. Miss Mellle O. Daggett and Mr L. E. Shinn were united in marriage In a pretty home wedding. Sundav July 5, at high noon, at the home o! the bride's parents, Mr., and Mrs. S T. Daggett of Alder Slope. The cer emony was performed by Rev. A. L Howarth of Joseph, in the presence of the Immediate relatives. .The bride Is a beautiful girl and wag very pretty in a gown of white silk. A nne wedding dinner was ssrved Many presents testified the esteem In which the couple Is held, and a serenade party In the evening WALLOWA WOO young folk. Another serenade party showed their popularity among Vic from Alder greeted them Saturday night. The groom is a son of Mr. and Airs. R. A. Shinn, pioneer residents ot this valley. "Joe" and his bride lefi .Monday for Whitman county, Wash, on a combined business and pleasure trip. Among the guests at the wed ding was the groom's aunt. Mrs Sarah Fleming of Marion county, lx Wallowa K. of P. to Build. The Knights of Pythias lodge at Wallowa has decided to build a 30x 70 stone or brick building, two stor ies high. The lower story will be rented for business purposes and the second story will be used for lodge rooms. The lot will cost $1,000 and the building will cost about $6,000. Peremptory Writ Served on Reavis Mandate From Judge Knowjes Tc Turn Over Books and Cash To Bell. F. A. Reavis was served Wednes day . afternoon with a writ of per emptory mandamus, commanding him to forthwith deliver to W. T. Bell the books, records and cash belonging to Wallowa county. The writ was issued by Judge J. W. Knowles at La Grande, Monday, on application by Mr. Bell's attorneys, C. R. Eberhard and C. H. Finn. Mr. Reavis is given no alternative to show cause why he did not turn over the books and cash to Treasur er-elect Bell, but must comply with the mandate under pain of contempt. He has his legal remedy of appeal. There have been no new develop ments in the postofflce situation, but an appointment of Mr. Bell's suc cessor Is expected soon. Gone After Dan Clark. Sheriff Edgar Marvin is at Walla Walla to get Dan Clark, who is wanted here under a charge of stab bing a man named Cochran at Para dise last New Years. The indict ment Is for assault with dangerous weapon. Mr. Marvin left Sunday fo' Salem to secure the requisition which he would take to Olympia Lhenco would go to Walla Walla after his man, who Is held in Jal there. ' Plans for Court House. Judge J. B. Olmsted says the news that Wallowa county will build 8 court house has become well adver Used, and the court is receiving many letters from architects and con tractors. S. D. Haworth, the con tractor on the high school and the fraternal building, came in last week and submitted to the court a tentative plan of a building, modeled in its ar rangement somewhat after the Union county structure. The plans call for a two story and high basement build ing, 80x90 feet, with the Jail on the first floor and the court room on the second. Slater, who designed and built th3 Union county courthouse and Is now building the $20,000 schoolhouse at Elgin, writes that he will send In plans in a day or two. Mrs. W. R. Holmes and daughter Eloise returned home Saturday from i vibit of several weeks at Portland. GREAT DEMAND FOR HOUSES IN ENTERPRISE. Now is your time to buy and build. You can rent 20 bouses by September 1st wben (sdiool bcgii g. Watch : Enterprise : Grow AND MAKE MONEY WHILE IT GROWS BY Buying-Lots in Alder View Tlie Prettient Uewdencc Property in tbe County. We have acre tracti clone in, 1350. DANIEL BOYD Secy. Wallowa Law, Land & Abstract Co. POPULAR PLAN TO BUILD RAILROAD FARMERS WILL THROW UP GRADE FOR WALLA WALLA-ELECTRIC. Walla Walla, July 11 If the plans now being discussed and formulated by prominent citizens of the county are successfully carried o.it Walla Walla will be connected with Walluia and the Columbia river by an electric car line by next spring. This is a statement made by ono of the lead ers in the enterprise At a recout meeting of the Farmers Cooperative union the feasibility of building this road was discussed and plans ad vanced for its completion . It Is proposed by those in charge of the project to secure the services of several hundred farmers and their teams next winter when the harvest has been completed and fall seeling finished, to grade the line from here to Walluia. This was informally place! before the fanners meeting at it3 last sas. sion and met with no little favor. As compensation for this work the farmers will take stock in the com pany to be organized. Few hindrances could bo placed In the way of these plans a a right of way and franchise have already boan secured for this purposo. All that now remains is simply the Bolectlon of grades and the best route over streams before the actual work gral ing the road could be commenced Rails would be laid from Walluia thif way and ties and materials could be 3hipped in as the line Is laid. It U estimated that the grading and lay ing of the track can bo accomplished In three months. Wealthy Men In Company. The company would bo composed of the wealthiest men in the county who could place sufficient capital be hind the scheme to successfully carry it out. Power may be secured from some company manufacturing It as It is doubtful it the new corporation would have means to frrmnce the building of nn adequate power plant The benefits to bo derived from this enterprise can readily be sean With a direct lino from the Garden City to the river and the steamboats now in contemplation of building Jhipments of grain and fruit could be made direct to Portland without an additional bill of lading. Shipping rates would probably bo reduced ma terlally and the difficulties which arc' yearly bocoming more pronounced in regard to transportation or crops will bo largely alleviated. At present no definite plan of ac tion has been marked out but the promoters of the enterprise claim there is llltio doubt of its eventual success. A joint meeting of farm ers and men interested In the pro Joct will probably be held within the next few days when some final steps are to be taken regarding the mat ter. BRYAN NOMINATED. Bryan was nominated on the first ballot at the Denver convention, re ceiving 892 Vi votes to 40 for John son, 59V for Gray. J. W. Kern of Indiana was nominated for vice pres ident by acclamation.