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Wallowa County Farm Land is the Best Investment in the West
Vol. i, No. 24
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, October 10, 1907.
Whole Number 444
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J. Jordan Demonstrates A
Profitable Use for Wallowa
Valley Land
Two years ago L. J. Jordan and sons
. came to the Wallowa valley from the
Grande Ronde, where they had lost
' three crops out of six by drouth or frost.
' They were looking for a place where
. there was water when it was needed,
After a brief inspection of several
places they bought the E. R. Bowlby
ranch of 330 acres, miles south of
Enterprise for a low price. It may be
said In passing the ranch is worth twice
today what they paid for it and a like
increase per acre within the next three
years is as sure as the summer sun melts
snow in the mountains. And the reason
is not far to seek and it is the solidest
of all foundations of values the land
, . under the use put to it by Mr. Jordan
will return good interest on that val
uation. , .
Mr. Jordan was looking for a good
dairy farm and be found it. That is
not hard to do in this valley. Ther
are tens of thousands of acres of land in
the Wallop valley that will make the
finest of dairy farms. And in a few
years that is what it will be used for
exclusively. "
Mr. Jordan is, s far aa the writer
knows, the pioneer in the dairy business
. in this Ymrt of-Wallowa. He bad to
import his thoroughbred Jersey s from'
the Grand Ronde. ' But with all con
ditions of soil and climate and water so
favorable, combined with his practical
knowledge of the business, be could not
help making a success, and 8j much of
mil um that at feast one of his neigh
bors already has followed "bis example
and Tvill he-eafler receive monthly div-
Mends in cash from the' Wallowa Valley
Cream company. ,
' Mr. Jordan lias not gone so very
extensively into - the dairy business
judged by the standards of the counties
in the East where the business is n
half-century old, but for 16 cows feed
ing in a pasture still covered with
willows and underbrush, his butter fat
check for August amounted to' (80. A
thrifty bunch of bogs has fattened on
, the skimmed milk, and he received (11
a head for his 'calves. There are a
half dozen geat stacks containing 150
tons of timothy, worth on th Portland
.market over $20 a. ton. . Then besides
several nice fluids of grain made big
yields. Mr. Jordan rented bis biggest
. pasture during the beef round-up and
.received $200 for its use a tidy litt'e
s of pocket money for winter spending.
Mr. Jordan is interested in horses as
"Ctnhtl Banking latum tht Safety olDepoitt.'
Depositors Have That Guarantee at
We do a General Banking Business'
Exchange Bought and Sold 01T'
All Principal Cities
well as cows aa a couple of handsome
registered Peroheron stud colts, a reg-
I istered Percheron mare and a big band
of other horses testify. The' three
yoar old stud is a beauty and might
have served as a model for Rosa
Bonheur when painting the celebrated
picture, The Horse Fair.
Cattle Off 1-4 Cent.
Cattlo are off one-fourth cent in price
and raisers and. shippers are disap
pointed as many were expecting the
market to go tha other way. E. L
Wiley got notice to bold a big bunch he
was taking out, owing to congestion in
the yards at Portland.
Order Opening of
School Street
Session of city council, Monday night,
was short. . The only business trans
acted was the orders opening School
street, new sidewalks on River street
and the allowing of bills. Mayor Boyd,
City Attorney Dill, City Recorder
Taggart and Councilmen S. E. Combes,
T. R. Akins, J. C. Reavis and L. Berland
were present.
Petition of G. H. Vest read asking
that council order a walk built on River
street in front of Frank Stubblefleld's,
G, H. Reavis', E. W. Steel's, Jttri.
Lander's and L. W. Riley's properties.
Council ordered that said owners build
new or put present walks in good con
School street was ordered opened on
west Bide of block 1 in Reavis addition.
The following bills were allowed :
Burnaugh & Mayfield, sundries.... ( 1 10
E. J. Forsythe, lights 29 00
K. S. Pace, work on streets 10 65
C, M. Lock wood, treasurer's sal
ary September. '. 5 00
T. M. Dill, city attorney 5 00
W,E. Taggarjt, recorder. . . (t 00
J. C. itenvis, street commissioner 60 00
Sheep Herder Bound Over
H. L. Moody after a preliminary hear
ing before Justice A. C. Smith, Monday,
was bound over to the circuit court in
8300 bonds on the charge of assault
with dangerous weapon. Moody is a
sheep herder in the employ of Pete
Beaudan. He got in an altercation with
a herder named Joseph Meno, employed
by a rival sheep firm. Moody claims
Meno had his band On deeded ground
belonging to Beaudan. Moody struck
at him and then took Meno's gun from
him and struck him with the barrel.
J, A. Burleigh appeared for the defense
and T. JJ. Dill prosecuted in the absence
of the deputy district attorney.
Hs A. Sprague and son, R. L. Sprague,
and A. F. Arnold of Imnaha were lay
ing in suppliesat the local stores, Sat
urduy. R. L. Sprague made final
proof on his homestead.
Vice President
Assistant Cashier
Citizens of County Seat Go En Masse
Thursday Morning to Exhibition
at Lostine.
Today, Thursday, is Enterprise day at.
the county fair and the whole town
went to LOstine early this morning.
Every conveyance, public and private,
was utilized and hundreds of people are
viewing the products of farm, garden
and house that are tastefully arranged
in the McCullv building, admiring the
fine stock in the big corral, or enjoying
the excitement of the races.
The plan of Enterprise day originated
with Enterprise hierchanta Tuesday
and was enthusiastically taken up with
by everyone. Arrangements were made
eo that all employes of mills and stores
could go except, one at eah place to
wait upon people who for lack of notice
may come from a distance to buy sup
The business men secured a holiday
for the schpol children and hired wagons
to take them all to (he fair. Mesdames
Forsythe, Maxwell, Moss and Bell act
as chaperons for the merry loads of
school children.
A number of the members of the En
terprise Concert band went to Lostine
Wednesday night to play for a dance.
The remainder went this morning, and
the band will give its services at the
fair today.
While only two days' notice was
given, the success of Enterprise day
was assured from the start, 'as it Was
one of the most popular movemcuts
ever started in this city. Every lody rec
ognizes that the, joonty fair bhor.ld lw j
the-big annual gathering and reunion
of all the people in Wallowa couoty,
when the ties that bind-: us together
can be drawn more closely and life-long
friendships formed. The citizens of
Lostine who have worked so hard to
make- the fair a success deserved this
recognition of their labors.
There is a grand fruit exhibit at the
fair not only from the famed Imnaha
and Garden of Eden districts but from
all parts of Wallowa valley as well.
The registered live stock of the county
is well represented and some sharp
competition is sure in the draft horse
Kenneth McKenzie was acting secre
tary in the absence of Secretary Mays
the first of f the week and he and several
assistants were kept busy receiving en
tries.' There are a number of amuse
ment lay-outs on the grounds, including
that never-ending source of joy for the
children, a merry-go-round.
False Smallpox Rumors
Mayor Morelock and Dr. Gregg of
Wallowa report tiiere are Beveral cases
of smallpox in that town. The disease
is flupposed to have been brought to
Wallowa by a man recently arrived
from Idaho.
Mayor Morelock telephoned Mayor
Boyd, Tuesday, stating there were three
cases there and that it was thought the
contagion had come from Mrs. II. C.
Cramer of Enterprise, who called at
the homes where the disease afterwards
appeared, while on her way home from
Idaho. This story was immediately
investigated and found to be untrue.
Mrs. Cramer has not been' ill and ba
not been at Wallowa for several weeks.
There was no smallpox in Idaho where
she visited, and there seems not the
fclightent foundation for the story.
Another rumor was current the first
of the week that there was smallpox at
Lostine. This is also false. The origin
of that falsehood is no known ., but the
Lostine people trying to trace it
down as it was started they think with
thelnign to hurt the fair.
Idaho Land Drawing.
B. B. Boyd returned Saturday night
from Jerome, Iduho, where he witnessed
the drawing for the land on the north
side of Snake river, opposite the Twin
Falls country. Mr. Boyd, J. S. Cook
and one or two other local men regis
tered, but before their numbers were
drawn the ueeirame locations were
(35 an acre, including water right?, in
ten annnirl Installments. There was a
total of over 1700 names registered, and
a like number of small cubes of wood 011
which were stamped the
sequence, were placed in a common
wooden rotary churn. After a duo
amount of churning the cubes were
drawn out one at a time. The person
whose registration number correspond
ed to the number on the cube first
drawn out was entitled to first choice
ot land. The next, Becood choice,' and
so on.
Many of the oues whose mini-
hers came out late did
not file at all.
Twin Falls, the great boom town of
three years ago, now has a population
of 3000,
3 Horses Missing;
Probably Stolen
Two work horses and a two-year-old ,
saddle colt broke out or were taken out
of Jacob Bauer's barn hit Sunday night
and no trace of the animals has been
found, '
The general belief i5 that the horses
were stolen. The lot is surrounded by
a high board fence and the gate was
securely fastened on the inside, but Mr.
Bauer says it would have . been impos
sible for the horses to have uufastened
the gate by rubbing or otherwise. ...
The tracks of the horses lead north
from the city, and as fur as traced indi
cate the horses were led, for the tracks
go straight ahead "in the road and not
from side to side as when horses are
1m hv
Diligent search and inquiry so ferjue put It and another child In
fail to give any clue. Mr. Bauer offers
a roward of $25 for the animals and (100
for the arrest and conviction cf the
thief. w '
All three animals (ire bra mind 13. U
011 the left BtiHo, The homes are hay,
one w.ighintf 1200 and tr".'. other i:;,r0
pounds. They hold, their head? bijilv
lire fri riii chad, linva trimmed tails, one
brundod A, with bar above,- over lett
stifle, the other U.J. 011 left shoulder.
The saddle colt mare is black in color,
blocky build aud has a bald face.
The work team was, valued at (350
and M r. Bauer had refused (75 for the
Someone took a mure and five months
old colt belonging to C. F. Graves out
of Mrs. Maugie Bloom's pasture Friday
night about 8 o'clock, but was kind
enough to return the animals after rid
ing the mare all night. Alta Davis
hdard the gate opened when the mare
was taken out and spoke to Mrs. Bloom.
Search all day Saturday failed to locate
the animals, hut on Sunday morning
they were 'found in an adjoining field
with ' marks of the saddle cloth and
girth still on the mare.
Apples That Are Apples
Tom Rich of Fruita brought some
splendid specimens of apples to Enter
prise, Tuesday. His Mann samples
were especially large and he had a vari
ety culled Uaiianu that are of very fine
E. A. Hart brought in another branch
from a tree in his orchard so loaded
with apples that we frankly told him
the readers woman t believe what we
said, that they would all be from
Missouri. However, we can show
tnem at the oince a branch where in a
space 7 inches long 9 very large apples
grew, apples larger than coffee cups
Several branches loaded with fine
plums and prunes were also brought in
by Mr. Hurt.
Uarrlaga Liceniei
Oct. 3 J. W, Eddloman and Ethel D.
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. Tlils'ls printed for the benefit of vou
and your watch. As for' Jewelery, no mutter what thu condition of
your pun something satisfactory can be purchased. Come in and ce
ou li enieiuLer the place.
Wheat's Jewelry Store
J. H. Parrott Plunges Into
Currenfof Wallowa After
. Her Child
At the risk of her life, Mrs. J. H.
Parrott plunged into the swift, icy
current of the Wallowa river and res
cued her year and a half old baby girl
from drowning, Tuesday afternoon.
The Pnrrotts reside near the Enter
prise electric light power house, over a
mile below town. The river flows just
back of their house and the little tot
reached the water through an open door
of the kitchen or through the barn. Mrs.
Tarrott had gone for some wood when
she heard the child scream. She bad
to climb over two fences and when she
reached the river she saw only the
1 ab 'i blue dress, the child's bead being
under wuter. She jumped into the ice
cold water which at that, place w as up
toher neck. The. swift current bore
her oil' her feet but she iclung des
perately to her baby and finally with
the aid of some bushes she succeeded in
gaining the bank.
Mother and child were wet and
chilled to the .bone, but .with energy
born of a mother's great love she
worked over her baby until the set jaw
relaxed and respiration began. Then
wrapping the tot as warmly as possible
a baby
buggy and started over the hill for
town and a doctor, two miles away,
She bud to lift the children and buggy
over two ,v high locked gates. Mr.
ParroH whs working on a new honso in
the north west piirt of town and ho
hurried for medical aidr while the
inotner tin a r.ji ilorch wen f tot lie homo
of W. M. Dishaw, where lr. C. T.
1 1 nokctt found thu little one practically
recovered and ;n no danger except of a
cold from its icy bath, ;
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Premature Explosion
Luther Greeno was badly hurt by a
premature explosion of giant powder in
a mine south of Joseph, Monday. Two
fingers of bis right bund were mangled
and his face and body punctured by
broken hits of stone. Dr. Thompson of
Joseph dressed his wounds. The in
jured man is from Colorado and is a
brother of Mrs, Win. Rutter of Enter
The Wallowa county high school
opened Monday with 11 students en
rolled and 8 others reported who will
start w ithin a week or two. The prin
cipal, Prof. W. E. Moore, reports'" a
splendid interest and an auspicious
beginning in every way.
County School Notes
Sam Lovell of Promise, who works
for J. II. Dobbin, was transacting
business with Superintendent J. W.
Kerns the first of the week.
Thomnn Lathrope of Leap will teach
this winter and was in to soe Superin
tendent Kerns, Tuesday.
G. II. Daugherty, director in the
Chico district, was at thu superinten
dent's office one day last weok.
Bud Fisher of District 27 was in soetrg
about a toaohor for that district, Mrs.
Fisher accompanied her husband and
bought supplies at the local stores.
Their daughter, Miss Jean, will atten t
school down on the Grande Rondo in
Washington this winter, taught by Mr.
Viola Stocking.
takn. The purchasers of the land pay