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Wallowa County Farm Land is the Best Investment in the West
VOL. 1, No. 23
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Saturday, October 5, 1907
Whole Number 443
ON LAST LAP OF
Big Force Pitches Camp at Wades
' Will Finish Grading By
The last lap in the grading of the
railroad into this valley , was begun
this week between Lostine and Enter,
prise. Three crews of bridge builders
began work on the bridges over the
Looking Glass and Grande Rondo. The
0. R. & N. may surprise everybody and
make good its statement that trains
will be running on the Elgin and Joseph
extension in four months.
The foregoing is the railroad develop
ments of the last week. A big force of
(traders pitched camp on the P. V.
Sheahan place on the west side of the
river near Wade's Tuesday. The
principal ungraded portions of the
right of way lay between Lostine and
Enterprise, and the only difficult piece
of work is near the present camp,
where there is considerable of a fill to
be made. The dirt for this fill will be
taken from the point of a hill nearby.
The remainder of the grade is all plain
i ecoop work, and if the contractors are
not hampered by lack of laborers, will
be finished in a few weeks. The
grading in Wallowa canyon is prac
The three bridge crews working ou
the bridges have complete outfits of
boarding and sleeping cars. Both
bridges are of steel and will have con
crete piers. All the material for the
bridges is on the ground.
J. E. Patterson has a sub-contract for
grading the Enterprise depot grounds
and as far as J. W. McAllister's. ' All
grading will be finished by the first-of
- the year ' say representatives of the
Weddings at Wallowa.
Miss Mae Rich, daughter of Abu
Rich, a prosperous Wallowa county
pioneer, and Joe Harris, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Harris of Union county,
were married at Wallowa, September 25.
After a short wedding trip to La Grande
the happy couple returned to Wallowa
where thev will make their home.
Mrs. L. C. Martin of Seattle, Wash ,
and Mr. A. Wi'son of Eustis were
married in the parlors of Hotel McCrae,
Friday night of last week, Rev. II. E.
Merryman of the church of the Latter
Day Saints officiating. This is the
NEGLECT RUINS 1 00 WATCHES
Where use wears out one. Keep your watch clean, and it's as natural
for it to go as 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 of
your purs something satisfactory can be purchased. Come in and see
ememter the place.
Wheat's Jewelry Store
WrUWRuffiWNOE ad Ilea
parties. . They
Miss Emily Cary and Mr. J. E,
Kessler were married at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Cary, on Whiskey creek, Monday, Rev.
J. D. Bird of the Methodist church
Plowing on ImnaHa.
G. W. Neil, prosperous rancher from
The Buttes, was in the city Thursday
buying his winter supplies. Mr. Neil
reports fine crops up there this season,
harvesting heavy yields of wheat, bar
ley, timothy and alfalfa. Mr. Neil also
owns a place on the Imnaha. They
have had plenty of rain there and the
farmers are busy fall plowing.
New Brick Store
For Main Street
A brick store and office building will
bo erected on the north side of Main
street, opposite D. W. Sheahan's law
office, by Daniel Boyd, work starting
this week. The structure will be one
story in height and have a depth of 45
feet. The front is 48 feet. Besides a
commodious store room there will be an
office suite occupied by the Wallowa
Law, Land & Abstract Co.
Aider View Eesiience
V. M. Gregg bought two lots- of
Daniel Boyd in Aider View addition
and resold them to Dr. C. T. Hockett,
who has closed a contract for the
erection of a handsome T-room residence
that will be started right away.
Fine House at Flora
Wm. McCall, one of the solid citizens
of the north country, was in Enterprise
Thursday after brick for the flue of the
fine residence he is building at Flora.
The brick was bought at Sol Pace's yard.
Mr. Pace has a quantity of the best
brick ever burned in this county, hard
and smooth as rocks.
Moves to Enterprise
Curtis Maxwell of Imnaha, has
bought a residence property in Gardner's
addition of L. Burnaugh, and is moving
Stage Schedule Unchanged
E. W, Rumble, manager of the Elgin
and Joseph Btage Hue, while in Enter
prise, Monday, stated the schedule of
the regular stage would not bo changed
until the h roads made it necessary.
For the present the stage will continue
to make the through trip daily.
-nfDDCM CCVTAM ff
. 'J Chicago
New Trilby and Charm
Heaters All prices at
second trip far both
will reside at Eustis.
BEEF BRINGS IN
Fall Sales of Cattie Amount to Over.
$190,30 Stock And Farm
Over 3000 head of cuttle will b e
taken out to market from Wallowa
county this fall estimates W. R. Holmes,
of the Wallowa National bank, and
over $100,000 in cash will return here
Logan McCormack, J. W. McAllister,
Charlie Holmes and others took out 200
head last week.
Will Zurcher and Ray Vest sold 00
head to Aaron Wade, who will feed
about 100 head this winter. S. T.
Tippett sold a bunch hist week to
Masterson & Wiley.
Cottonwood Ilange Fine
Wm. Stevens and T. M. Butler, slfeop
men from the north country, were in
town Thursday transacting business.
They Bold 450 lambs to Samuel Litch.
Mr. Butler has' been ou his ranch at
Paradise the past slimmer while Mr.
Stevens has looked after their stock,
which will be taken to the winter range
on the Cottonwood on their way back.
They will have about 2200 head in their
band this winter. Mr. Stevens, whose
ranch is on the Cottonwood, says
the grass on the range was this
summer and is now the finest he ever
saw tliere. Last wiucer tney amn i
feed a pound of hay, yet secured an
average clip of 8 pounds a head.
Horse.1 for California
John Hanson left Thursday with two
ear loads of work horsoa that he will
take to Modesto, California.
Death Be cord
Jerome Early, an old and highly
respected citizen of Joseph, died nt his
home tliere Wednesday, (September 24,
after an illness of almost a year. The
funeral was held from the Methodist
church Thursday afternoon.
Funeral of Charlie Wiley
A very large number of friends of the
bereaved fondly attended the funeral
services in Wallowa cemetery, Wednes
day afternoon, September 25, of Charlie
Wiley, the 10-year old son of E. L.
Wiley, who vina killed by the fall of a
ANNOUNCEMENT Of WALLOWA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL .
Enterprise, Oregon, October 2, 1907.
To the Public: '
The Wallowa County High School will open for regular work on Monday, Ocrober 7. It
' is hoped that every boy and girl who are qualified and who intend to enter during the year will be
on hand at the opening or report to the principal the probability of later enrollment.
v The High School will offer two courses an English Course and a Commercial Course. It
is the intention of the school authorities to see that the character of the work done in the school is
thorough and complete in every respect. The High School will be supplied with typewriters
and fixtures for a complete commercial course. A first-class labratory for the study of Physics,
Chemistry, Botany and Zoology will be fitted up as rapidly as the requirements of the school
demand. Both vocal and instrumental music will be taught as soon as the full course has been
The scope of the work will be such that pupils may acquire a complete training for commer.
cial life or be fitted for entrance to any state college on the Pacific Coast. The courses will bo
strong, thorough and complete.
Pupils who attend the High School will be held to a strict accountability of their conduct,
and will not be permitted to frequent public places or lounge about the streets. The regular
study hours must be observed and the habits and conduct becoming to ladies and gentlemen will be
demanded of the pupil at all times.
The success of the County High School will largely depend upon the support given it by the
people of the county at large. Every parent and patron must feel an interest in the school and
put forth an effort to build it up. There is no reason why Wallowa County cannot maintain a
High School which will rank with the best in the state and stand as a monument toward which the
people may point with pride.
Now that the High School has been established and is maintained by the citizens of the
county at large, it is necessary that every parent, patron and pupil give their hearty support and
free good will to the cause of higher education. The High School Board and the teachers will
do everything within their power to make the school grow and prosper.
Any inquiries regarding the school addressed to Principal W. E. Moore will receive prompt
Board of Education ,
O. M. Corkins, Chairman
W. C. Wilson
John W. Kerns, Secretary
Frank A. Ileavis
W. E. Moore ' ' .
horse he was riding. The Wallowa
school attended in a body, the class of
which he was a member and his Sunday
school class marched carrying flowers
at the head of the cortege. The ser
vices were conducted by Rev. J. D.
Bird, and a choir composed of Wallowa
and Lostine singers rendered several
beautiful hymns. The form of the
little hid, who was beloved by all, was
laid beside his mother.
Street Lighting Rate
At a meeting of tho Wallowa Council
Monday night, the street lighting offer
of tho Wallowa Mercantile company
was accepted. 'Four arc lights and Ki
incandescent lights of 10 candle pver
each will bo supplied at 635 a month.
Ready for High
The principal of the new county high
school, l'rof. W. Ei Moore, and County
Superintendent J. W. Kerns arc hard
at uork preparing for the opening of
the initial term next Monday, laying
out the courses of study and making
arrangements so that the school work
may go smoothly from tho first.
It is expected that from 20 to 25
pupils will bo enrolled the first week
and that the enrollment will reach 50
the llrst year. As tho advantages be-
icome better known over the county,'
I and districts where now the ninth and
tenth grades are taught, drop ' those
j grades, tho attendance at the high
school will increase. The Crook county
1 high school started with nine pupils, the
number reaching only 10 the second
year but now has an enrollment of
from 00 to 70.
Tho new school starts with a good
equipment of furniture, maps and
County School Notes
Miss Lclah Cole took tin examination
for a teachers certificate before Sup
erintendent Kerns this week.
District No. 53, The Hutte, has
oliered the school to Miss Ireno Sargent.
Tho district school of tho county are
short about 10 teachers.
A new school house is being erected
in the Troy district. It will ho a one
story frame building anil be ready
The Chico district is building a new
school house, a one story frame build
ing that will be ready for the next term
Atrocious Crime Committed by Un
known Parties at Baker
ftaker City, Oct. 3 Harvey K. Brown,
ex sheriff of Haker county, was blown
up by a bomb as he entered the gato of
his homo at half-past 10 o'clock Mon
day night, lie lingered in great agony
until death relcis.id him at 3:30 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon. lie recovered con
sciousness Tuesday forenoon and inado
a statement saying he believed his
death duo to persons connected with the
Western Federation of Miners.
Brown mado enemies hero by tho
strict enforcement of the law while in
ollice against saloon men and gamblers,
lie incurred the enmity of tho Federa
tion by arrest of Steve Adams and se
curing of evidence against him.
Brown was well known over the state.
Reward of $3000 already offered by
county for slayers. All business houses
closed today during funeral.
Boise, Oct. 3 United States Senator
Rorah was acquitted by the jury last
night of chargo to defraud government
of timber lands. Jury out only loua
enough to take ono ballot.
McCormack Ranch Sold.
L. L. McCormack has sold his home
stead six miles north of Enterprise to A.
E. Hartley, a neighboring rancher, for
(1050. The lund is. fenced, hus a houso
and barn on it and about 00 acres under
Promise School -
The Promise school will open next
Monday. Miss Ruth Hayes is teacher.
Court House Notes
W. II. Graves by his attorney J. A.
Burleigh has begun an attachment suit
against Joe Allen ami W. E. Taggart.
Sept. 27 CI. L. Williams and Kdith
Sept. 27 A. Wilson and L.C. Martin.
Oct. 3 Archie Uutter and i.'amio