Oregon Historical Society
ALL THE OFFICIAL
NEWS OF WALLOWA
COUNTY IN THE N-R
ALL THE NEWS WHILE
H It NEWS TWICE-A-WEEK
TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 75.
ENTERPRISE, WALUOWA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1911.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
Cent a word single Insertion, 1
cents a word 2 Insertions. Special
rates by month and year. '
lien and team wan'ted to haul lum
ber. For particulars see the B. M
& M. Co. 70btf.
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.
MONEY TO LOAN
State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk, Xttj. State Land E'd. Joseph
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.
Typewriter for or toward, a horse.
Slegmund', Enterprise Livery Bam.
City and County
Brief News Items
Byram. Mayfield was at Wallowa
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,
L. J. McCubbin of below Lostlne
was here on business over Satur
Little Donald Funk has been: quite
111 for several days, .but is some bet
Mrs. Maude Inman, nee Davis, of
Wallowa, is a guest at he O. M.
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
County Surveyor A. H. Rudd and
little son of Joseph were down, Sun
day to attend the Baptist Sunday
Mrs. J. A. Reed and childreni of
Wallowa returned' borne Tuesday af
ter a visit .with, her sister, Mrs. Har
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
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
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
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
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,
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
Hems of News About Persons and
Things On the
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
Mrs. Mary Eoatman is quite ill
at the home of her brother, M. T.
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
According to Ruff and Reddy
"the gobelins, will- get us if we
don't watch out."
An 8-Year Old' Imnaha, Kid.
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
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
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
We do good job printing. Try ue.
CLARK FENTON LOST
GARDEN OF EDEN, RE8IDENT MIS
SING SINCE SEPTEMBER
(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
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
Because of Scare
8hlpper Inconvenienced By Ex
aggerated Report About
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
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
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-
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
Jan. 14 J. T. Moxley. 35. farmer.
Enterprise; Sarah Elsie Maxwell. 27.
Odd Fellows Have
' Public Installation
Flora Lodge Gives Fine, Program,
Saturday Night Paradise,
Paradise, Jan. 16 Mrs. W. C, Wil
son is visiting relatives and friends
Most of lagrippe euffenera here
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
In a Applegaite was in Paradise one
day last week.
Cutting wood for summer use Is
what nrat of the farmers are doing
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
MINING COMPANY HOLDS
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
H. N. Williams of Lostlne was In
town, Monday, attending the annual
meeting of the stockholders of the
Wallowa County Miii-lng and Devel
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.
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