Oregon Historical Battel?
SA TURD A Y EDITION
TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 86.
ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1911.
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER.
ABOUT 100 KNIGHTS
SIXTY VISITORS ENTERTAINED
WITH MINSTRELS, DEGREE
WORK AND. BANQUET.
About 100 Knights of Pythifes at
tended the annual district convention
embracing Union and Wallowa coun
ties, held In this city Friday night,
February 24. The 100 were each and
all filled with the true fraternal
sDirit and everyone had a fine time,
or else was an adept at seeming to
have one. Later on each and all were
filled with chicken, pie. cake and
many other toothsome things but
that la another- story.
This fraternal feeling, the splen
did work of the degree team selected
from the members of the four visit
ing, lodges, the good entertainment
at the opera house, and the crowning
cap of all, the delicious supper, were
the big features of the convention.
Sixty-three visitors were present
from La Grande lodge, from famous
Blue Mountain lodge of Union, Orion
lodge of Elgin and Kinsman lodge of
Wallowa. These visitors were first
entertained by the K of P minstrel
show at the opera house, repeated
that evening In compliment to the
vial tins' Kniehts. At 10 o'clock the
Knights repaired to Castle Hall and
after a social hour, the rank of knight
was conferred on Esquire A. C. WeaV'
r of Enterprise lodge. The work of
the selected team was of the finest
Adjournment to the banquet hall
followed and 100 Knights did yoeman
work for the nonce, In showing their
bearty appreciation of the sumptuous
tot chicken supper, prepared and
nerved by the Ladies Aid of the
Methodist church, in the manner and
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Woolgrowers Coyote Bounty Script,
cashed by Geo. Baker, Enterprise. 85a
Men. and teams wanted) to haul lum
ber. For particulars Bee the E. M.
& M. Co. 70btf.
Correspondents for this paper im
all parts of the county not now rep
MONEY TO LOAN
iate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Riwk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
Al Piano for sale. Enquire at this
office. 83btf. "
Matched team of horses, .Well broke
and true to pull. See Carl Roe or
W. I. Calvin, Enterprise, Ore. 83btf
I will sell all or any of my town prop
e ty at reasonable prices. W. W.
Zureher, Enterprise, Oregon. 40btf
Bee. 36, 3 N 44640 A. S E Vt sec.
22, W NW seo. 23,SW4 6W
sec. 14, 3 S 46280 A.
tiW J. S. Cook, Bums, Ore.
California Homes. Best dairy and
fruit farms la Turlock-Modesto Irri
gation district. Write for exact des
cription of desirabit places, and my
low fTe rates, Edward Fowler,
Overlook Jersey Farm, Ceres, Calif.
Baptist: State Secretory Rev. Fred
C. W. Parker preach both morn
ing and evening'. Sunday school at
10 a. m.
Christian: "The Great Compensation
will be the subject of Mr. Crockett's
discourse Sunday night. There will
ha iha uniini snndav school and
preaching service in the morning.
Methodist: The pastor will preach
Sunday morning on the theme: "Self-
Triumph Through Self-Forgetfulness."
In the evening the subject will be
Abraham" Lincoln. AU invited. Presi
dent Homan of Willamette Univer
sity will preach In the Methodist
church Sunday morning, March 5.
Revival meeting at the Christian
church In Wal'.owa closes tomorrow
Wallowa Presbyterian church has
extended a ca'l to Rev. J. E. Youel of
Union to succeed Reverend Maynard,
who resigned eome time ago.
Reverend Johns of the Wallowa
Methodist church has closed a re
vival meeting at Flora.
Practice what you preach,
your printing done at home.
CITY AND COUNTY BRIEFS.
County court meets next Wednes
day. Miss Elise Holmes went to Wallowa
Saturday, to visit relatives.
Herbert Hedges has returned to
Lostlne from Oklahoma where he
spent the winter.
'Illness of debaters is causing post
ponement of the high school debates
between Enterprise and Joseph, and
also between Lostlne and Wallowa.
E. D. Howe of Boise, Ida., was lu
town the first of the week looking
over the field here with the view of
starting a first class moving picture
Principal H. H. Brouson of Wallowa
has suffered a relapse and Is again
confined to his home by pneumonia.
Miss Jean Williamson of this city
is supplying his place in the schools
The Sun says a petition Is 'being
circulated there asking for a special
election on saloons. The Sun prints
an article favoring the running of
saloons by the city. The Joseph, Her
ald publishes a similar article.
Oliver Wood, one of the many pros
perous farmers of near Lostlne, was
In the city Friday, and deft his sub
scription at this office, the ninth new
name added to our lists in four days.
R. McCrae, the genial landlord of
Wallowa's leading hotel, was among
the K of P visitors. Mrs. McCrae
accompanied him and they were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Haney
while in the city.
The Old Time orchestra, that play
ed for the dances in this valley years
ago when settlers were few and far
between, played for the dance in Jo
seph the night of Washington's birth
day. The orchestra is composed of
the two Roop men, the two Hamilton
"boys," "Charlie" Vest and "Joe Ol
msted. They have consented to play
for one more dance, at Joseph March
1, and that will be their last pub
lie appearance together.
REV. G. ERNEST GOES TO
w. .. CENTRAL POINT, OREGON.
Rev. Gifford Ernest and family left
Saturday morning for his new charge,
che Christian church at Central Point,
four miles south of Medford, Mr. Er
nest preached a trial sermon there
some weeks ago, and the church ex
tended him a call, but he hesitated
about accepting It as the weather was
quite foggy while he was there and
he was doubtful about: the climate be
ing suitable for his health. Since
then physicians who arej familiar with
the year round conditions in the
Rogue River valley, have assured him
on that point, and as he received an
other and urgent request to come he
decided to make the; move.
The church there Is In a flourish
lng condition, and the town is a rapid
ly growing one. Enterprise friends of
Mr. and Mrs, Ernest sincerely hope
they will find' all things to their lik
ing and that they will be prosperous
and happy. They will stop a day In
Eugene on their way to Central, Point.
GRAND JURY AFTER US.
The grand Jury, during a lull wait
ing for witnesses during the recent
session, visited this office in a body
and inspected the moat completely
equipped country newspaper plant In
regon. They eald It was worthy
of the best county in the state.
Mrs. P, T, Lak was the guest of
honor at a reception given at the
home of Mrs, E, B, Knapp, by the
Missionary society of the Presbyter-
Ian church. Friday afternoon. The
affair was a cleverly executed sur
prise. Mrs. A. J. Boehmer accom
pan led Mrs. Lake on a round of fare
well calls finally arriving at Mrs,
Knapp's to encounter a house full "of
friends. A short program Included
a character sketch by Miss Nanne
Heaton, dramatic reading Mrs. A.
Weaver, several beautiful selections
on the auto-harp by Mrs, 0. W, lyatt
and a humorous reading by Mrs. T. M
Dill. Light refreshments were serv
ed. The only thin to roar the de
lightful afternoon was the regret ffllt
by ail the ladies that Mrs. Lake
would soon depart.
Dr. Mabel Williams, Osteopath.
Dr. Mabel Williams, a competent
and thoroughly equipped osteopath
practitioner from Los Angeles, is in
charge of Dr. W, L. Nichols' practice
while he is recovering from bis in
jury. She is in Dr. Nicbour office Jn
Litch bulldlne from 8:30 a n. to
2:30 p m., Tuesdays, Thursday
and Saturdays. Other days of the
week at Joseph. 86a3.
-:- TRUXTON KING -:-
A Story of Graustark
GEORGE BARR McCUTCHEON
Cepyright, 1909, by George Barr McCutcheon
Copyright, 1909, by Dodd, Head Company
Truxton King, a millionaire's
son, sets out in search of ad
venture. Where better could he
look for stirring events than in
faroff Graustark, where the age
of chivalry yet survives in all
its romantic opportunity; where
rules Prince Robin, the most
precocious boy monarch 'in the
realm of fiction; where the reds
of Europe plot his murder in '
mysterious underground retreats;
where gallant Truxton King and
brave Uncle Jack" fight val
iantly for the preservation of the
prince and the love of beauti
ful princesses; where American
pluck and manhood are pitted
against foreign intriguers, and.
where honesty and courage are
mightier than the sword? Read
of Prince Robin, son of an Amer
ican princess; of Olga Platanova,
the girt with the dread mission ;
of Marlanx, the Iron Count; of
John Tullis, the American bul
wark of a foreign throne; of lovely
Loraineand of daredevil Truxton
King, and then you will under
stand why an American lad is
Prince of Graustark and an
American author prince of story
I was a tall, rawboned,' rangy
young fellow with a face so
tanned by wind and sun you
bad the impression that his
skin would feel like leather If you
could affect the Impertinence to t,ent it
Dy tne sense or touch. His clothes fitted
him loosely and yet were graciously
devoid of the bagglness which char
acterizes the appearance of extremely
young men whose frames are not fully
set and whose joints are still parading
through the last stages of college de
velopment This tall young man in the panama
bat and gray flannels was Truxton
King, embryo globe trotter and search
er after the treasures of romance.
Somewhere up near Central park, In
one of the fushlonabte cross streets,
was the home of bis father and his
father's father before him a borne
which Truxton had not seen in two
years or more. It is worthy of pass
ing notice, and that is all, that bis
father was a manufacturer; more than
that, be was something of a power in
the financial world. His mother was
not strictly a social queen In the great
metropolis, but she was what we
might safely call one of the tlrst "la
dles in waiting," which Is quite good
enough for the wife of a manufactur
er, especially when one records that
her husband was a manufacturer of
steel. It Is also matter of no little
consequence that Truxton's mother
was more or less averse to the steel
business as a heritage for her son.
Be It understood here and now that
she intended Truxton for the diplo
But neither Truxton's father, who
wanted him to be a manufacturing
Croesus, nor Truxton's mother, who
expected bim to become a social Solo
mon, appears to have taken the young
man's private Inclinations into con
xoung air. ivmg believed In ro
mance. He grew up with an ever la
creasing bump of Imagination, cob
tlguous. to which, strange to relate.
there was a properly developed bump
of Industry and application; hence It
Is not surprising that he was willing
to go far afield In search of the things
that seemed wore or less worth while
to a young gentleman who had suf
fered the 111 fortune to be born in the
nineteenth century Instead of the sev
enteenth. We come upon him at last-luckily
for us we were not actually following
him after two years of wonderful but
rather disillusioning adventure In mid
Asia and all Africa. He bad seen the
Kongo and the Euphrates, the Ganges
and the Nile, the Yangtseklang and
the Yenisei; be had climbed moun
tains in Abyssinia, Id Slam, in Tibet
And Afghanistan; he bad shot big
game in more than one jungle tnd bad
been shot t by small brown men In
more than one forest, to say nothing
of the little encounters he bud bad In
most nnoccidental towns and cities.
For twenty days be bad traveled by
caravan serosa the Persian uplands,
through Ilcrat and Meshhed and Bo
khara, striking off with b's guide alone
toward the sea of Aral and the east
ern shores of the Caspian, thence
throuslutba Ural foothills to Ua.obl
Roman highway that led down" Into
the sweet green valleys of a land he
had thought of as nothing more than
the creation of a harebrained flctlonist.
Somewhere out In the shlmmerlug
east he had learned, to his honest
amazement, that there was such a
laud as Graustark. At first he woulil
not believe, but the English bank in
Meshhed assured him that he would
come to it if he traveled long enough
and far enough Into the north and
west and lf be wre not afraid of the
narasnips tnat most men abhor. Thi
dying spirit of romance flamed up In
his heart His bleod grew quick again
and eager. He would not go home
until he had sought out this land of
fair women and sweet tradition. And
so he traversed the wild and danger
ous Tartar roads for days and days,
like the knights of Scheherazade lu
the times of old, and came at last to
the gates of Edelweiss.
Not until he sat down to a rare din
ner in the historic Hotel Regongetz
was tie able to realize that, he was
truly in that fabled, mythical land of
Graustark, a quaint, grim little princi
pality In the most secret Docket of the
earth's great mantle. This was the
land of his dreams, the land of his
fancy. He bad not even dared to
hope that it actually existed.
And now it becomes my deplorable
duty to divulge the fact that Truxton
King, after two full days and nights
in the city of Edelweiss, was quite
ready to pass on to other fields, com
pletely disillusioned in his own mind
and not a little disgusted with himself
for having goue to the trouble to visit
Where were the beautiful women
he had read about and dreamed of
ever since he left Teheran? On his
soul, he bad not seen! half a dozen
women in Edelweiss who were more
than passably fair to look upon. True,
he had to admit, the people he bad
seen were of the lower and middle
classes the shopkeepers and the shop
girls, the hucksters and the fruit vend
ers. What he wanted to know was
this: What had become of the royalty
and the nobility of Graustark? Where
were the princes, the dukes and the
Villi am Ton a htodred dollars
barons, to say nothing of the feminine
concomitants to these excellent gen
tlemen? One dingy little shop In the square
Interested him. It was directly op
posite the Royal cafe, with American
bar attached, and the contents of Its
grimy little windows presented a pe
culiarly fascinating interest to hiin.
They were packed with weapons and
firearms of ancleut deslgu. Once he
ventured inside the little shop. F I tid
ing no attendant, be put aside his sud
denly formed impulse to purchase u
On several occasions be bad seen a
grim, sharp featured old man in the
doorway of the shop, but it was not
until after be bad. missed the Thurs
day train that be made up his mind to
accost blin and to have the broad
sword at any price. With this object
In view, be Inserted bis tall frame into
the narrow doorway, calling out lustily
"What la It?" demanded a sharp, an
gry voice at bis elbow. He found him
self looking luto the wizened, parchment-like
face of the little old man.
That broad Buy, you speak Eng
lish, don't youT'
"Certainty," snapped the old tnnn.
"Why shouldn't 1? 1 can't afford an
interpreter. You'll find plenty of Eng
lish used here In Edelweiss since the
Americans and British came. They
won't learn our language, so we muut
"What's the price of that old sword
you have in the window?"
Three hundred gavvos."
, "What's that in dollars?"
I "Four hundred and tweutx- U U
CITY AND COUNTY BRIEFS
Tell a town by the ads In
home paper. Universal rule.
Frank Glllasple of Frulta Is report
ed very 111.
Miss Audrey Combes was a Wallowa
S D. Keltner went to Portland,
V'ednesday, on a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Davldhizer of
Prairie Creek are home from an East
Mrs. F. S. Ivanhoe of the County
High school spent Washington's Birth
day at her home in La Grande.
The Joseph Farmers Union will
hold a special meeting, Tuesday, Feb
ruary 28. The Lostlne Farmers Un
ion will hold an open meeting In the
forenoon of March 2.
Walter Evans went to Portland
-Monday with a view of locating there.
Hugh Riley has gone Into the saloon
business in that city In partnership
with his uncle, formerly of Lewlston,
Miss Lessie Irwin, daughter of Mrs.
W, H. Durham, who had been mak
ing an extended visit here, left Wed
nesday for her home at North Yakima.
Wn. Mrs. Durham accompanied her
as far as Pendleton.
Heacock, the eye specialist of La
Grande, spent Monday and Tuesday at
the Hotel Enterprise and his tempor
ary office was thronged with patients
both days. He Is a genuine, passed
the examination, optician, and guar
antees all his work.
Mr. aud Mrs. P. F. Lake will leave
next Tuesday or Wednesday for Wen-
i tehee, Wn., where they will make
their home. They came here last sum
mor, and he has since bad charge of
the dry goods department In the E.
Al. & .M. store. Both Mr. and Mrs
Lake have made a large number of
f i iends who very much regret their
leaving. Mr. Lake owns property at
Venatchee and goes there to look
aft.e." his Investment.
genuine, sir, and" 200 years "old. Old
Prince Boris carried it It's most
"I'll give you a hundred dollars for
It, Mr. er" he looked at the sign on
the open door "Mr. Spantz."
"I don't want your money. Good
Truxton King felt his chin In per
plexity. "It's too much. -I can't af
ford It," he said, disappointment in bis
"1 have modern blades of my own
make, sir, much cheaper nd quite as
goad," ventured the excellent Ur.
"You make 'em?" in surprise.
The old man straightened his bent
figure with sudden pride. "I am ar
morer to the crown, sir. My blades
are used by the nobility not by the
army, 1 am bnppy to say."
"1 say, Herr Spantz, or monsieur, I'd
like to have a good long chat with you.
What do you say to a mug of that ex
eelleut beer over in the cafe garden?
Business seems to be a little dull.
Can't you r lock up?"
Spantz looked at hira keenly.
"May I ask what brings you to Edel
weiss?" ho asked abruptly.
"I don't mind telling you, Mr. Spantz,
that I'm here because I'm somewhat
of a fool. False hopes led me astray.
I came hero looking for romance for
"I see," cnckled 8pautz, bis eyes
twinkling with mirth. "You thought
you could capture wild aud beautiful
princesses here just as you pleased,
eh? Let nn tell you, young man, only
one American only one foreigner, lu
fact lias accomplished that miracle
Mr. Lorry came here ten years ago
and won the fulrest flower Graustark
ever produced the beautiful Yetlve
but he was the only one."
"No. I'm not looking for princesses.
I've seen hundreds of 'em in all parts
of the world."
"You should see Prince Robin," went
on the armorer.
"I've heard of nothing but him, my
good Mr. Spantz. He's seven years
old. and he looks like his mother, and
he's got a Jeweled sword aud all that
sort of thing. 1 daresay he's a nice
little chap. Got American blood in
him. you see."
The old man retired to the rear of
the shop and called out to some one
upstairs. A woman's voice answered.
"Mi niece, will keen shop, sir. while
A young woman of the most astound
ing beauty, attired In the black and
red of the Graustark middle classes.
I was slowly approaching from tbo shad
owy recesses at tne end of the shop.
Ills heart enjoyed a lively thump.
Truxton King, you may be sure, did
not precede the old man into the street
He deliberately removed bis bat and
waited most politely for age to go be
fore youth. In the meantime blandly
preserved tbo little prince. Tne col
lision was from tbe rear, a broken rail
throwing a locomotive Into the prin
cess' coach. This provldentlul escape
of the young prince preserved the un
bro.l.eu lints of tbe present royal fam-
SHEEP BITTEN BY
COYOTE ARE DYING
EARL COFFMAN LOSES 65 HEAD
IN BUFORD CANYON, 45
MILES FROM HERE.
Dr. E. R. Flack, county veterinar
ian, returned Friday from north of
Flora, where he was summoned by a
phone message from Earl Coffroan
saying that his sheep which had been
bitten by a coyote a few weeks ago,
were dying 30 already dead and 15
more showing symptoms of rabies.
Mr. Flack received the message at 7
p. m. Wednesday and at 8 p. m. he
was on his way to Buford canyon
where the Coffman sheep are rang
ing. He spent an entire day at the
camp, and when be left 65 sheep had
died. Doctor Flack pat the stock and
Coffman's dogs under strict quaran
tine. He also brought out the heads
of several sheep to ship to) Dr. White
of the state board at Portland.
J. B. Hammond of the North End
collected, the bounty on 13 coyote
and four bob cat pelts at the county
clerk's office this week. He was ac
companied by Dale N. Estea of Troy
who had bought the skins, and who
shipped them together with others
he had purchased to New York city.
L. J. Selby of West Grossman
brought in eight coyote and one large
lynx pelt, Wednesday, all killed near
his home In the new township.
Expert Coyote Trapper Hammers
ley says the coyotes are pretty well
cleaned out In the Chesnlmnus coun
try and he will go over on the breaks
of Snake river where the pests are
reported more numerous.
If you want good teed .
-earn and good treatment uoux o
White Front Barn, 97btf
gazing upon tbe face of this amazing
Across the square, at one of thp ta
bles, tbe old man, over his hujre nmg"
of beer, became properly grateful Il
was willing to repay King for bis lit
tle attention by giving bim a careful
history of Graustark, past, present and
The old man was rambling on. "The
young prince has lived most of his
life In Washington and Londou aud
Paris, sir. He's only seven, sir. Of
course you remember the dreadful nc
cldent that made him an orphan and
put htm on tbe throne with the three
'wise men of the east' as regents or
governors the train wreck near Brus
sels, sir. His mother, the cjorlmis
Princess Yetlve, was killed and his
father, Mr. Lorry, died the uext duy
from his injuries. That, sir, was u
most appalling blow to tbe people of
Graustark. There never will be an
other pair like tjieiu. sir. God alone
"I sny, Mr. Spantz, I don't believe
I've told you that your niece Is a most
"As I was saying, sir," Interrupted
Spantz so pointedly that Truxton
flushed, "the little prince Is the Idol
of all tbe people. Under tbe present
regency he Is obliged to reside In tbe
prlnclpnllty until his fifteenth year,
after which be may be permitted to
Spantz was eying bim narrowly.
"You do not appear Interested In our
royal family," be ventured coldly.
Truxton hastened to assure bim that
he was keenly Interested. "Especially
so now that I appreciate that the lit
tle prince Is the lust of bis race."
"There are three regents, sir. In
charge of tbe affairs of state Count
Halfont, tbe Duke of Perse and Baron
.Tasto Dangloss, who Is minister of po
lice. Count Halfont is a grandunclp
of tbe prince by marriage. The Duke
of Perse is the father of the unhnppy
Countess Inpoincde. the young aud
beautiful wife of tbe exiled Iron Count
Marlanx. No doubt you've beard of
"I remember that be was banished
from the principality."
"Quite true, sir He was banished
in 1001 and now resides on his estates
in Austria. Three
years ago In Buda
pest be was mar
ried to Ingomede,
the daughter of
tbe duke. Count
Marlanx has great
Influence at the
The Duke of Perse
realized this when
he compelled his
daughter to accept
him as her hus
band. The fuir In
eomede Is less than
"ub was BAXisiitD twenty-flve years
IK IJ01. of BRe Tn0 lron
Count Is fully sixty-live."
"I'd like to see If she's really beau-
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