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The County "Where the Dollars Grow on the Sheep's Back."
The Wallowa News
Wallowa County's Most Representative Paper Established in 1899-$1.50 the Year
VOL. 1, No. 19
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Saturday, September ,7 1907
Whole Number 439
NEGLECT RUINS 100 WATCHES
Where use wears out one. Keep your watch clean, and it's as natural
for It to go an It is for your heart to beat. Let It get dirty and stay
dirty and you are shortening its life every day. You should hand It
to our repair department. Then when you get It again you are handed
back practically a new watch. This Is printed for the benefit of you
and your watch. As for' Jewelery, no matter what the condition oj
your purse, something satisfactory can be purchased. Come In and see
our line. Aemeinber the place.
Wheat's Jewelry Store
Singer Sewing Machines
W. W. Orcutt has been appointed the sole agent for the Singer Sewing
Machine, the best Sewing Machine In the world, and have exclusive
control of this territory. I sell tbem for cash or Installments Bee the
demonstration in Rodgers Bro's. store. Come In if just to look.
CASH OR INSTALLMETS
W. W. Orcutt, Enterprise, Ore.
The Best is
Is the Best
For proof call or write
R.H.JONAS, WALLOWA, OREGON
640 ACRE STOCK RANCH
800 acres plow land, plenty of spring water, Home fine timber, good
fences and cross fences. Farm implements and chopper goes with
place, for $17.60 per acre. Easy terms.
1,283 1-2 Acres on' Prairie Creek
Fine rich soil, all seeded to alfalfa, clover und timothy, with
plenty of water for irrigation. Suitable for colonizing Will be sold at
the ridiculously iuw prion of (45.00 per acre.
5 Room House in Enterprise
With one large lot, for only $735. Terms.
360 Acres Meadow Farm Land
Iwo miles from Enterprise at $40 per acre. This can be bought
on small payment down. '
160 Acre Hill Ranch-
90 acres plow land, young orchard, good well, three-quarters of a
mile from Enterprise. Now listen the price Is only $10 per acre.
200 Acres 1 1-2 Miles From Lostine-
Ideal for all kinds of fruit, 600 trees now on place, consisting of
;cherrles, peaches, plums, prunes, and apples. Petohes mature here
when In all other places they area failure. Tbls will not last long at
the price. $2,000.
The best farm on Alder slope for $40 per acre.
The beet Dairy farm In the county for 121,000.
We have many more, so If you dou't see what you want, call on us.
Oregon Realty &
L. E. Jordan
Fred A. Wagner
A Case of Sour Grapes
"Reasons Why" npasmodioally
appearfng in the Wallowa Sun,
seems to have overtaxed the men
tal faculties of the erstwhile editor
down the line and at the present
time his argument seems to think
ing people as clear as mud. He
is striving to show the taxpayers
why the county seat should be
moved from Enterprise to the burg
of "300" on the Wallowa.
Among other spasms recently
appearing we notice that he
switches to the old and now stale
proposition of the "County School."
"They, (the people) of this
county have not forgotten, nor
will they soon forget, the amount
of money that was taken from
their pockets to build the county
high school at Enterprise and to
clear the county of debt."
Child's talk. The fact that a
tax would he necessary to erect the
school building waH apparent to
every voter on the proposition.
The Sun oversteps itself in its
pretended eagerness to "do some
thing" for the dear people and
casts a slur on the intelligence of
every citizen who voted to have
the school built.
The News-Record trusts that
the voters of, this county knew
what they were voting for, even if
the Mmi-intelligent "Prof." editor
of the Sun comprehends not. The
Sun and the few disgruntled poli
ticians who dictate its policies are
the ones who are making the noise
and not the voters. , Jt is clearly a
case of "sour grapes"
"Alkali" will take care of her
self, and-her up-to-date, enterpris
ing citizens will continue to work
for the upbuilding of the "county
seat" and the whole of Wallowa
county. No, no, Mr. Sun the peo
ple are not displease-l, it is only
Regents Cut Off State Support
The board of regents of the Oregon
state normal school has ordered that
the Monmouth and Drain normals be
discontinued unless supported by
private donations. The Monmouth
normal bus an income of $4500 from the
local school district, $4000 from tuition
and President Reselar has said that
$0000 can be raised by donations. The
teachers have agreed to serve for $750 a
School Ma'ams are Scarce.
Have You Cot One?
When the schools open up about the
first of September in Idaho, Oregon and
Washington, there will be a great
scarcity of teachers. School trustees
all over the country are growing anxious
over the shortage and a teacher is
always sure of a good salary, as trustees
are bidding against each other for the
services of the best ones. Some of the
schools will not be opened at all, as the
funds of the districts in some counties
are too low to allow of higher salaries,
Joseph Lodge Now Owns Home
On Friday at one o'clock p. m. a
large assemblage from Enterprise,
Lostine, Wallowa and other points
gathered in answer to invitations ex
tended to the Odd Fellows and
Rebeckahs of Wallowa county, to
attend the dedication of tbe I. O. O. F.
hall in Joseph which Is now completed
as a home for the Joseph members.
Grand Master Scott of Portland was
the guest of honor and after his address
a special program was rendered which
was highly appreciated by all present.
In the evening a banquet was served
and thorn who were unable to attend
j missed a great event. Tbe nmv hall in
one of which a:y order might feel justly
proud and we dtwir to compliment the
mtiiiburs qn their ;iclioivcmiil.
The Big Educational
Rally at Flora
Monday, September 2nd was the big
day at Flora.. The Enterprise band and
many others from this eity were in at
tendance and helped alon the good
work. Well known speakers addressed
the teachers and visitors assembled.
We are proud of our schools here in
Wallowa county and of the trained
intelligence they give our children the
opportunity to acquire. It should be a
source of genuine pride to Supt. Kerns
that his efforts have met with no small
measure of success, and that there has
gradually been built up in the minds of
the teaching profession at least, a con
fidence in the ideals and ability of the
Superintendent. During no year has
this been so markedly emphasized as
during the year just past. . We con
gratulate him on the gratifying results
of past efforts, his resolve constantly to
raise tbe high standards already set
and to merit in a still greater measure
the confidence so generously shown.
R. S. & Z. Ownership Changed
The firm of R. S. & Z. which has been
doing a general merchandise business
here for many years has changed
owuership, G. S. Reavis purchasing the
interests of C. H. Zurcher and E. W.
The consideration at present is not
known but will be given later. We all
know Mr. Reavis' business ability and
predict for him smooth sailing in his
The Catholic church of this place has
been receiving attention and it now
presents a very attractive appearance
as the outside surface has an elegant
coat of paint while the interior has the
appearance of a most modern edifice.
The seats have been stained, the walls
papered, and the woodwork made to
Bhlne like old oak. The work will be
finished today by our popular painter
and decorator J. B. Seibert.
New Business for Enterprise
We are informed that we will soon
have the pleasure of ushering into our
thriving town another business to be
conducted by J. B. Seibert who is the
owner of the comer property on Mill
street and Main.
In addition to carrying a splendid
stock of millinery, a complete line of
notions, cigars etc., is to put in the
east half of the building an archway
connecting it witli the main structure.
The opening date will appear later.
Schools Open for Fall Term.
' The publio schools opened last Mon
day with one of the largest attendances
it has ever had. The school is in
excellent hands, the following being
the names of those who will teach the
young idea "how to shoot" this school
year: Prof. Sutton Principal; Mrs.
Sutton, fifth and sixth grades; Mrs.
Stella Hanvllle' third and fourth grades;
Miss Church' Primary.
Recent rains have been the order of
the day here and threshing is going slow.
The second crop of alfalfa is also ready
to cat but must wait for mora settled
weather. Who said Wallowa county
wasall.aage brush and sand. If you
think so just come and see.
Fred Wagner of the Oregon Realty
Si Investment Co. spent several days
this week in touring the county, leaving
Mr. Jordan in charge of the officii.
They report business very good and
inquiries are coming steadily.
New State Law
A state law goes into effect Peptemlier
1st, forbidding the sale of cigarettes in
the state of Washington.
We need one
Cut out the
just like ft in this state,
Will be Held in Grant's Pass Septem
tember 10, 11 and 12.
Portland, Oregon' September 2nd,
Oregon sent a magnificent delegation
to the National Irrigation Congress at
Sacramento, California, led by Gov
ernor Chamberlain who Is president of
the Congress, and many of them will
stop to attend the Oregou Irrigation
meeting at Grants Pass September 10th,
11th, and 12th.
Secretary Taft's visit to Oregon is
attracting stato-wide attention. All
will be welcome to hear his address at
the Armory, Friday evening, September
6th, at 8 o'clock P. M., where there is
ro m for 6000 people. His audience
promises to be the largest in recent
The $5000 offer in cash prizes for
articles on Portland, Oregon, and this
part of the United Status in newspapers
printed outside of Oregon and Wash
ington, is open to every citizen of
Oregon, and it must not be forgotten
there are eighty chances to win. This
has been stated before but there seems
to be a general misunderstanding alout
it, judging from the letters received
All of the 400,000 leaflets advertising
the low rates to Oregon will be in
circulation before the close of the week,
a record in advertising never before
excelled in the United States. -
The prominent citizens of New York
composing the Brooklyn League went
away delighted with Oregon.
A report comes from Chicago that ,
the Trans-continent.il Passenger As
sociation will never again make colonist
rates after those now in effect and to
continue until October 31st, so that the
people of Oregon should make the most
of the present o portunity.
Reports received from many of the
cities and towns throughout Oregon
indicate enormous building activities
both within their limits and throughout
the surrounding country, and there ia
every assurance of a very active Fall
Both city and farm real estate is in
demand all over Oregou, but it is hoped
there will be no stiff advance in price .
which will deter the thousands of
colonists bound this way to find a homo
Eastern Oregon Pas
The Eastern Oregon and Southern
Idaho Methodist Conference, held in
Boise, Idaho last week made tbe follow
ing ministerial appointments :
J. D. Gillilan, presiding elder; Baker
City, Jacob Finger; Cambridge City, J.
L. Baker; Cove City, to be supplied;
Elgin, J. M. llixson; Enterprise, to lie
supplied ; Flora City, C. B. Fulford;
Haines City, P. L. Johnson; Hurney,
II. E.Carter; Huntington, C. D. Faw
sctt; John Day, J. M. Johnson; Joseph,
to be supplied; La Grande, C. E. Deal;
Long Creek, F. M. Jasper; Lostine, II
Martin; Nyssa, J. E. Garver; Ontario,
B.F.Meredith; Payette, G. G. Haley;
Prairie City, J. M. Dressier; RoHelcrry,
to be supplied; Snmmerville, II. F.
Kline; Sumptcr, to bo supplied; Thun
der, J. W. Miller; Union, W. W. Deal
Vale, C. F. Wheeler: Wallowa, J. I).
Bird; Weiser, A. W. Hartshorn; C. E.
Ilelman, superintendent anti-saloon
league; L. W. Wheatey, missionary in
Nevada; S. Allison, missionary in Utah.
J. C. Walker, W. W. Switzer and O. L.
Kendall were not given appointments
as they wished to make furtlu-r theolo
gical studies. At his request, Rev. D.
Smith, of (Ontario, La Grande district
was given a place on the sujwrannuntcd
Prospects Proving Good
The placer mines on the Imnaha aro
proving better than expected and Harl
Akin left Friday for the camp. Jerry
Bunnell and others are lit work and tho
ownors aro highly gratified with tho
marked improvement in the property,