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TwiceaWeek Wednesday Edition SRECORD ALL THE OFFICIAL NEWS OF WALLOWA COUNTY IN THE N-R 11 ALL THE NEWS WHILE H It NEWS TWICE-A-WEEK NEWS RECORD TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 75. ENTERPRISE, WALUOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1911. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER NEW Cent a word single Insertion, 1 cents a word 2 Insertions. Special rates by month and year. ' WANTED. lien and team wan'ted to haul lum ber. For particulars see the B. M & M. Co. 70btf. MISCELLANEOUS. Hall's Rooming House. Everything new and modern, hot and cold wat er, electric lights, free baths. Board and room. Reasonable rates. Block west I. O. O. F. hall, Joseph, One. Mrs. BMar Hall, proprietress. 70b6m. MONEY TO LOAN State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John P. Rusk, Xttj. State Land E'd. Joseph FOR SALE. Studebaker wagon-, 2k Inch, and stake-rack bed. All lai good condi tion. Cheap for cash. W. W. Zur cher. Enterprise. 66b4 I will sell all or any of my town prop e ty at reasonable prices. W. W. Zurcher, Enterprise, Oregon. 40btt Five ton wagon scales for sale cheap. A. C. Weaver, Enterprise. Sec. 36, 3 N 44640 A. S E sec. 22, VV NW see. 23,SW SW sec. 14, 3 S 46280 A. 64btf J. S. Cook, Bums, Ore. SWAP. Typewriter for or toward, a horse. Slegmund', Enterprise Livery Bam. 75a3 City and County Brief News Items Byram. Mayfield was at Wallowa Wednesday. E. A. Houck of this city has ifiled on a homestead. Mr. and Mrs. Hniney Browning were at Lostlne, Sunday. Sheriff Edgar Marvin returned from an official trip, Tuesday. W. U. Klvette, the lumber ibuyer, returned to La Grande, Tuesday. Mrs. L. B. Payne and daughter Helen were at Wallowa, Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Borland were; Sun day guests of L. Berland and family. Miss Julia Stubblefleld went to La Grande, Sunday, to visit friends. Mrs. E. E. DM attended Christian Science services at Wallowa, Sun day. N. D. Varner shipped a car load of hogs to the Portland market, Tuesday. L. J. McCubbin of below Lostlne was here on business over Satur day night. Little Donald Funk has been: quite 111 for several days, .but is some bet ter now. Mrs. Maude Inman, nee Davis, of Wallowa, is a guest at he O. M. Corklns home. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Armor of Wal lowa, guests of Marsh Young's, re turned home, Tuesday. Mrs.. Elizabeth Moxley left Sunday for Gaston to visit her daughter, Mrs. Otha Ramsay, who is ill. There ,was not a quorum at the meeting of council Monday night, and no business was transacted. W. B. Applegate, the well-known Paradise notary, was la town Tues day on business at the court house. The Ladies Aid of the Presbyter- Ian church will meet with Mrs. Dan iul Boyd Friday afternoon, January 20lh. County Surveyor A. H. Rudd and little son of Joseph were down, Sun day to attend the Baptist Sunday school. Mrs. J. A. Reed and childreni of Wallowa returned' borne Tuesday af ter a visit .with, her sister, Mrs. Har Joy I'lttnor. The vaudeville show at the opera house Friday and Saturday nights was a good one of Its kind and was fair ly well patronized. Sam Leffel, proprietor of the Model Cafe, waa taken to the Grande Ronde hospital at La Grande, Monday, to be operated on for appendicitis. Attorneys D. W. Sheahan and T M. Dill were at Lostlne, Tuesday, at the preliminary hearing in the Winnings- Wlllett shooting scrape. J. T. BIrcher went to Los Angeles Cal., last week to assist in the set tiement of his father's- estate. His father died in Lo Angeles about two months ago at a very advanced age. We have a few boxes of each of the following varieties of apples left for sale:. Spl teen berg, Yellow New town, King, Bailey Sweet, Snow, Pearmaln, Bellflower and Ben Da vis, all In excellent condition. Fresh cider made to order. O. J. Roe, Home Independent Phone. 74b2 THREE MEN HURT Bl LOSTINE ROW TWO ARE SHOT AND ONE BEAT EN ON HEAD WITH CROWBAR. Arch C. Wlllett and James No- Ian are suffering from revolver wounds, and W. W. Winnings! from blows with a crowbar as a result of a fracas on the main street of Lostlne, Sunday forenoon about 10 o'clock. There are conflicting stories of how the. trouble started and other details, but the evidence given, at the preliminary hearing by the prin cipal witnesses, R. B. Bowman, James Nolan, and Pearl Wlllett, Is substantially as follow: Wintngs had some words in the postoffice with the postmaster, S. L. McKenzle, over the alleged tam pering with lock boxes by school children. He then went out and up the street to just beyond the print ing office where he met McKen- zie'e son-inJaw, Arch Wlllet and an altercation ensued. Nolan and W. W. Willett, Arch's father, ran to part them, the elder Wlllet car rying a large crowbar. Arch struck at Winlngs- Just as his. father stepped betweem them, hitting Win lngs on- the cheek. The latter pull ed out a Colt's automatic 25 calibre revolver -and shot Arch two times on the left side of the face. Arch dropped to the sidewalk and his father beat Winlngs down with the crowbar, striking him two or three times, and Inflicting deep wounds on the head. Nolam and Pearl Wll lett, who came up then, took the crowbar from the elder Wlllett, and, the revolver from Winlngs. In this struggle the weapon was again discharged, the bullet hitting No lan's pipe and entering his- cheek. The revolver had fallen to one side, and Arch staggered to his feet, grabbed the weapon and pointed it at Wlnings, but it failed, to go off as the last exploded shell had not been, ejected. Pearl took the re volver from his brother. The wounded were gathered up and taken to their homes. Drs. Ges ner and Hockett attending them. One of the bullets came out of the back of Willett's neck but the oth er was not found at that time. He Is likely to recover the word Wed nesday morning being he was get ting along nicely, Winlngs Is- al ready up and around In spite of bad head wounds and a bruised cheek. Nolan went to Wallowa Monday and had his wound dressed. A preliminary hearing was held before Justice of the Peace Good man, Tuesday, Deputy District At torney Dill appearing for the state and D. W. Sheahan for Winlngs. The WfBettes waived examination. Charges of assault with Intent to kill .were made against W. W. Wll lett and Wlnings, and assault with daadly weapon against Arch Wll lett. All three were bound over to the grand jury under $1000 bonds each x Deputy Sheriff Crow had gone down to Lostlne, Sunday, and placed the participants in the row In charge of Constable Pagin. PROMI3E LAND NEWS. Promise, Jan. 13 Perry Owen was over from West Grossman Jan. 11th to attend the wedding. Joe Fleshman made a flying trip across two canyons looking for the preacher & few, days ago. Mr. Southwick has commenced teaching the West Grossman; school. Mr, Knapp has commenced teach ing the Lost Prairie school, Wsjdding Belli. WTalter G. Carper and Lulu May Barton were happily married Jan 11th at the Carper homestead, Rev Fred G. . Potter officiating. The groom is the youngest son of the late Rev. G. W. Carper. The bride is the daughter of Mr. L.. Barton of Grossman. There were over CO' guests present, most of whom are relatives of the groom and bride. Three coup les acted as groomsmen and brides maids: Perry Owen and Pearl Sao- nar, Frank Sannar and Ada Hescock, Alfred Carper and Nellie Bennett. After the ceremony at 1:30 p. m. the bridal party retired to the dining room where a sumptuous dinner was ready for them. Mr. and Mrs. Carper expect to make their home for the present at the old Carper homestead COUNTY FAIR OFFICERS ARE ELECTED SATURDAY. At the organization, meeting of the county fair association held Sat urday, eight of the board, of nine di rectors were elected as follows: C. A. Hunter, Sara Wade, Jay H. Dob bin, Carl Whltmore, W. C. Dorrance, W. R. Holmes, B. B. Boyd, A.C . Mil ler. The ninth member will be a man from the North End. The board chose the following of ficers: President, A. C. Miller; vice president, Jay H, Dobbin; secretary, B. B. Boyd; treasurer, W. R. Holmes. The board held a special, meeting Tuesday and levied1 an assessment of 25 per cent on capital stock sub scription,, to secure the necessary money to make payments on. grounds ?nd other expenBes. The subscription books for stock Are still open, and the people of the county generally are asked to take stock, whatever amount each thinks he can afford-, and thus help to make bis an entire county enterprise. Imnaha Kid Writes Interesting Letter Hems of News About Persons and Things On the River. Imnaha, Jan. 13 Snowing at Im naha today; about an inch deep. Stella Stumbaugh has the pneu monia, Dr. C, A. Ault was called for her last week. At present she Is out of danger. Mrs. Nettie Crawford! visited her father and mother at Anglln, Wn. Her father came home with her. Mrs. Minnie Rice Is visiting her mother and sisters, Mrs. Ida Snell and daughters, Ida andi Maggie. Mrs. Frank Shevlin'a little 3 year old daughter fell Into a tub of scald tag water today and was burned quite badly, Mrs. Mary Eoatman is quite ill at the home of her brother, M. T. Thompson. Charley Campbell starts the 4th on a visit to his. old home in Mis souri. Grace Rice came up from Light ning today accompanied by her fath er to attend school' at Joseph, but finding that her uncle, Charles Rice, i& not at home and her aunt, Is visiting here so she will have to return home tomorrow. Emory Mace has just returned from Joseph According to Ruff and Reddy "the gobelins, will- get us if we don't watch out." An 8-Year Old' Imnaha, Kid. WEDDING BELLS. Married at the home of the bride's parents at Promise January 15, 1911, John W. Weaver of Enterprise and Miss Lucy L. Carper, Byrom F. Mil ler officiating. The groom Is one of Wallowa's successful teachers, a son of W. H. weaver of Alder Slope, and the bride is one of the highly respected young ladies of Promise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Carper. After the ceremony and congratula tions, the party was ushered to the dining room where the large table al most groaned under the weight of one of those big meals for which that part of our county Is famous yes, and Joe and his wife can make you feel so welcome. On Monday morning the happy couple started for La Grande, where they ,will spend a few days then re turn, and make their home In this county. PROTRACTED MEETING IN CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Rev. W. S. Crockett wlU preach every Sunday night during the months of January and February In the En terprise Christian, church in prepara tion of a protracted meeting In March. His subject next Sunday night will be, "The Slavery of Circumstances." The protracted meeting lit March will be conducted by Evangelists Stephens and Schaffer. COWS DIE OF RABIE3. W. C. Dorrance of Crow Creek, who was in town Monday, attending the the meeting of the fair directors, re ports that two of his cows died recenl ly with symptoms of rabies. Oue that he saw, an ordinarily gentlel cow. uia not eat or drlnlc anything for nearly a week and became vicious and ugly. We do good job printing. Try ue. CLARK FENTON LOST IN BLUEJVI0UNTA1NS GARDEN OF EDEN, RE8IDENT MIS SING SINCE SEPTEMBER PROBABLY PERISHED. (From Elgin. Recorder.) Word ,was received in Elgin this week from Troyi that Clark Fen ton a resident of that place, was lost and no information has been re ceived as to hi whereabouts, al though diligent search has been made' by his relatives and friends. Fenton left Troy for Walla Walla during the summer to work through harvest. He went to Dayton, where he worked until about the middle of September and started across the mountains over the Dayton, or saw tooth trail, to his- home In Troy. The .last seen or heard of him ,was when he stopped at a mountain home on the other side of the mountains to make Inquiries about the trail. Fenton has a mother1 and .brother liv ing in Bdiea and when he didnoy re turn at the promised .time a letter was sent and no reply was received. Word was- sent to the off icons at Dayton, who found that Fenton had started home at the time mentioned above. The officers also obtained the Information that Fenton, was rid ing a horse and leading a pack horse. This same Information was also obtained at the mountain; home, where he was last seen. After some time had' elapsed! a trapper, ,who was hunting near Bone springs, on Sal mon river, found two head of horses which answer an, exact description of the two in Fenton's possession when he started home. The hors es were entirely free from saddles, ropes or anything of that nature. Before leaving for th Walla Walla country Fenton- had purchased a cream colored horse from Al Gra ham, and the officer at Dayton stated that while there he purchased an Iron gray horse. The two hors es found by the trapper ,were of the ame color. Al. Graham and Bert Peterson, who were up from Troy this week, state that there la- considerable specu lation as to what fate befell the man, but it is the general opinion that he lost the trail and perished in the mountains. They state that Fenton knew but little regarding the route which hej attempted to follow and that he was a poor mountaineer. It is the opinion of many that he made camp and let his horses get away. and in his attempt to find them wandered away. There la also a posslblllty'that after he lost his hors es he became corralled by forest fires, which were raging In the moun tains at that time. There Is but Mttle thought of foul play as Fen ton had sent most of hie) wages home to his mother, but that( the man, has perished in the mountains there is no doubt. Every effort has been made to find him but to no avail. Fenton was about 25 years old, and leaves only his mother and brother at Troy who are heartbroken at the thoughts of his having perished in the mountains. Quarantine Horses Because of Scare 8hlpper Inconvenienced By Ex aggerated Report About Mad Coyotes. ThA Wltlrmnta fn.lt nf th Wn.1. Iowa counQr "mad coyote scaro" In the Portland papers was reached last weak when 92 head of horses shipped from this county by Gas klll ft True .were quarantined In the Portland stockvards. Mr. GasklU received word of the matter and left Wednesday morn- Ing for Portland to sea after them. He had received no particulars ex cept the horses were not allowed U leave the yards on account of me mad coyote scare. The horses were shipped from this county on January 9. The continuance of the "big stor ies," nine-ten the of which are untrue, will probably result in a general quarantine on stock from this county- It is time active measures were taken by shippers, commercial clubs, or whoever should attend to it, to counteract the Injurious reports. Read the advertisements. OREGON PIONEER DROPS DEAD OF HEART DISEA8E James Moore, aged 78 years, an Or egon pioneer of 1852, died suddenly of heart disease, while standing talk ing to his son in the little house just west of the Blrcher hotel, Tuesday afternoon about 2:45 o'clock. The old gentleman had been In his usual health and had walked up town from the Parrott property on West North street. The attack came with out warning and he sank to the floor. He was carried Into the hotel! and Dr. '. A. Ault summoned, but the heart had ceased to beat ere the physi- clan arrived. The body was taken to Ashley's undertaking parlors, from where the funeral will be held Thursday after noon at 2 o'clock; burial la. Enter prise cemetery. Marriage, License. Jan. 14 J. T. Moxley. 35. farmer. Enterprise; Sarah Elsie Maxwell. 27. Enterprise. Odd Fellows Have ' Public Installation Flora Lodge Gives Fine, Program, Saturday Night Paradise, Newt Glint. Paradise, Jan. 16 Mrs. W. C, Wil son is visiting relatives and friends here. Most of lagrippe euffenera here have recovered. Bud Fisher sold some of his cattle and has taken them across the river. Mrs. O. P. Barnes, a former resi dent of this place but now of Aso tin, is seriously ill at the home of her son, H. P. Barnes, at the latter town. In a Applegaite was in Paradise one day last week. Cutting wood for summer use Is what nrat of the farmers are doing at present. Mad dog scare is stiU on, in this part of the country. O. L. Berland had some experience along this line the other night. A mad coyote came -to his house and was fighting with his dog. Oscar fired several shots at it but It escaped. Just enough of the brutes appear to keep up the scare. The Odd Fellows at Flora had a public Installation of officers Sat urday night. A large crowdi attended the ceremonies. A program .was rend ered that was good and the Reverend Rollln, Christian minister, delivered an address on the merits of the, ord er. MINING COMPANY HOLDS STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING. The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Wallowa County Min ing and Development company was held Monday in the office of J. A. Burleigh, and elected the following board of directors; H. N. Williams, G. W. Williams, J. A. Burleigh, Jesse Walker, H. D. Crumpacker, J. R. Williams and J. A. Reed, Officers elected: President, H. N. Williams; vice-president, Jesse) Walk er; treasurer, O. W. Wllllams;i secre tary, J. A. Burleigh, Development work continue to show splendid values, with the ledg es ever widening, and the stockhold ers are naturally elated. FELL OVER BLUFF. A sheep herder named Thompson, working for Longfellow ft Arnold, was found dead at the foot of a cliff In Bear Gulch on Sheep creek Monday evening. The supposltloa 1 he fell over the cliff. The man was; a stranger In the country and nothing is known of his relatives. The; body was buried out there Wednesday. WILL PATROL NORTH END. The 12 hunters put, out by the For est service will patrol the north! d of the county and endeavor to ex terminate the coyote, mad or oth erwise. A federal veterinary Is ex pected to come and take charge of the hunt. BUYING H0R8E8. J. D. Huston of Seattle 1 at the White Front barn buying horses. He has the car about made up. Pric es are fair but ofcourse nothing like what they were a year or two ago. Mrs. Sarah Elsie Maxwell and Mr J. P. Moxley were married Saturday night at 8:30, by Rev. W. P, 8amme, at. his home. The bride Is a daughter of Jap Stubblefleld, and her- two ! tors, Julia and Lilly Stubblefleld, were, present at the ceremony. PREDICTS MILLION AND HALF IN OREGON PRESIDENT KERR 8EE3 GREAT GROWTH IN NEXT DECADE -O. A. C. NEWS. Oregon Agricultural College, Cor vallls, Jan. 11 The enrollment for the Winter Short Course work at the Oregon Agricultural College has in creased over 60 per cent this year. Th& students -are still registering and indications are that the regis tration may be increased by anoth er ten per cent or more. The course in horticulture has, attracted the greater number of students, having 120 enrolled. The other courses al so show a decided increase In at tendance. Practically every section of the state Is represented In the enrollment. The work for the first week indicates that the courses are going to be more popular and more successful thani ever before. In an address to the Short Course students, President. W. J. Kern proph esied that the population of the state of Oregon would pass the mil lion and one-half mark jWltbin the next decade and that the State Col lege of Agriculture would, im the same period, show an. Increase of over 4000 students. He also stated that the demands upon the State College from the people of the state for help in the solution of their ag ricultural and industrial' problems were constantly increasing and! had already reached the point where the facilities of the college were entire ly Inadequate fori the work. That the college will be placed in a position to carry Instruction in agriculture, domestic science and art, commerce and mechanical engin eering to the people of .the state instead of compelling the people to come to it; seems now to be very probable. The information! has reach ed the college to the effect that several- state organizations are pre paring bills which carry appropria tions to meet the expenses of the very great extension, of this line of work. If these appropriations are car ried there wild be more Farmers In stitute work, more lecturers put In to the field, more demonstration trains run, a great Increase In the number of Itinerant schools, a broad er circulation! of bulletins, circulars and other publications and a more general use of personal correspond dence hi- dealing with the various problems. Schools of agriculture, commerce, domestic science and art and mechanics will be held- In the various towns and cities of the state to give Instruction to the people of these localities. Farmers will be taught how to farm scientifically and farmers' wives will be able to learn the best scientific method of house keeping ,wlthout leaving their home communities. CITY AND COUNTY BRIEF8. R. L. Day of the White Front barn and J. D. Huston, the Seattle horse buyer, were at Wallowa, Tues day, buying horses. Dr. C. T. Hockett was called to Lostlne, Sunday, (o assist the local physician in caring for the victims of the shooting affray. Dr. E. T. Anderson returned Tues day from La Grande and reported his patient, Sam Leffel, getting along well after the operatllon. L. Graves and niece, Mrs. Lilly Huff of Oklahoma, left Tuesday for Portland. They will spend the win ter la the Willamette valley. Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Tomllnson of Council, Ida., who had been visit ing Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ashley, left for their home Wednesday morn ing. W, T, Fox and OBcar Larse-n of Chicago, who visited here a few days with the Browiv brothers and Reese Littleton, left Sunday for Col fax, Wn. Mr. and Mrs. w. R. Holmes, daughter Eliae end son Fred, and Mrs. F. S. Ivanboe were guests) of E. A. Holmes and family of Wallowa, Sunday. H. N. Williams of Lostlne was In town, Monday, attending the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Wallowa County Miii-lng and Devel opment company. Enterprise lodge. Knights of Pyth ias, are preparing the greatest min strel ihcjw ever seen on any stage. It will happen soon. Watch, and I waK for the big noise.