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'ALL THE OFFICIAL
NEWS OF WALLOWA
COUNTY IN THE N-R
ALL THE NEWS WHILE
II IS NEWS TWICE-A-WEEK
TWELFTH YEAR. NO. 36.
ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, OREGON, 8ATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 191X
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER
Cent a word single insertion, 1
cents a word 2 Insertions. Special
rates by month and year.
MONEY TO LOAN
Slate Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
Farm loans a. 7V4 percent. Call or
write First Bank of Joseph. 58Wt
A steam wood-aawing outfit, Includ
ing cutoff saw and drag saw. Roe
& Calvin, Enterprise. 35r2
Good second-hand organ' cheap. In
quire at Enterprise Livery Barn, bm
Lots in Troy townette for sale at.
$20 and up. O. R. & N. railroad
le now making final location survey
on Grande Ronde river between
ito.idowa and Snake river." When
road is built Troy will be the larg
est town and chief trading center
of the entire North Country. See
or write H. E. Merryman, owner,
Enterprise, Oregon. 27btf
New 8 room house and 3 lots in
souhbeast part of town. Yc'lll be
aoid for $2000, the actual cost of
lots and house, If taken soon. In
quire at this office. 27btf
Bed rooms with bath; with or with
out board. Inquire of Mrs. Carl Roe,
Enterprise. 33 tf
WANTED TO TRADE.
Horses, sheep or town property , to
trade for farm land. . See Enter
prise Real Esia'.e Co., Wagner &
Corktna, Enterprise, Oregon, .tf
-Town lota for good gentle team or
"cows. Call at once. Mrs. J. H.
Flowers, Enterprise, Oregon. ,w2
Good wages, working Modern. Broth
erhood of America. Society stands
among the moat prominent In, the
field. Write me for terms and plans.
3111 W. 6th -Ave., Spokane, Wash.
John, J. Goa.r state manager. Ic4
Nominating petitions for county
and district candidates before the
primary September 124, for sale at
this office. Nicely bound. Complete
Bets only $1 at office op by mail.
Liszt and His Cigar.
There have been many devotees of
the cold cigar. Liszt was one. Mas
senet says that the abbe could not
piny the piano unless be had a cigar
In bis mouth. But be did not light it
or smoke It; he used to eat it. He
would sit down to the Instrument with
a big cigar between bis teeth and keep
munching It all the time be played.
When the cigar was eaten up the per
formance closed .
f Big Gathering
Say I Why wouldn't Fair week be a good
time to have a family round-up? ' You
could write to all the home folks and rela
tives and have them meet you at the Fair
and all have a week's visit together and a
lot of fun. Of course, you will want to
look.your best. Well,-here's the secret.
FIT Y0URSEI F OUT AT OUR STORE
We turn our stock every season; conse
quently our goods are always new. The
store is now loaded" with new fall Dry
Goods, Shoes, Ladies' Coats, Capes, Cor
sets, Waists, Skirts, etc.; Men's Shoes,
Clothing, Hats, Shirts, Overcoats, Neck
wear, in fact we can dress the entire fami
ly up in good togs.
W. J. FUNK a CO.
THE QUALITY STORE
I Always Up tlVdate
MANY IMPORTANT ITEMS WILL
BE INCORPORATED IN THE
Mention has beer.- made, la part, j
of the exhibit of the colts from the
various lre9 of Wallowa county at j
the Wallowa County Fair to be held
In Enterprise the week beginning j
In connection with tbJs, the asw
clatloni will -so'klt the owners) of
sires to give as a premium for the
best colt from each 'sire, a service of
the sire to the owner of such pre
The exhibit In. i'aelf of each aire's,
colts within ithe county will be a
wide advertisement for every horse
and Jack in the county. The ?wnr
ers of such aires' are being corr
ijonided with by the Fair associa
tion, and It Is expected- that this may
be made one of the big events of 'the
Another matter. that needs to be
emphasized l the stock sale that
will be held each day of the Fair by
the association. No breeder within
'.he county can afford not to have
his best stock on exhibition. This
proposed sale has interested the
breeder pretty much through the
Northwest and thousands of out
side people are expected' to be in) at
tendance at the Fair.-
In the matter of amusements alone
the association has already expended'
or contracted to expend' over fbOOO
about $1500 up to date. This, wlith
Innumerable other features, will
make the Fair a gala event that will
appeal to everybody.
Notice Is hereby given, that the
regular Eighth Grade Examination
for. Wallowa County, Oregon, will
be held In the several school dis
tricts September 8 and 9, 1910,
Teachers having pupils for this
examination should report names of
applicants to this office at once.
J. C. CON LEY,
Superintendent of Schools.
' American Saw.
The most powerful and durable saws
In the world are American made, vana
dium belug uaed In (be steel.
. Remember Jackson & Weaver have
a full line of school supplies.
Never a minute behind
RETURNS TO WALLOWA
COUNTY FROM CANADA j
J. A. Churchill, late from the Al-
berta country is In the city looking
for land in the surrounding country.
Mr. Churchill l one of the army of
people who flocked to Canada during
the past few years and has now re
turned. He went North from the
state of Washington. He says .tihat
the crops lit. the Southern part of
Alberta are total failures this year ;
on. account of the drouth, and that
times will be hard In that section
this winter. The price of hay has
Jumped to $20 per ton and. the stock
men do not know how they are go
ing to bring their stock through the
winter. The crops north of Cad
gary, he says, are fairly good, but
the experience has been too much
for many of the former residents of
the Northwestern1 part of the United
States and they are coming back to
their old homes la large numbers.
Horses and iiules
Here High Quality
WajHow Counjty Now Has Some of
Bttst Stock Raised In Northwest,
Says Local Stockman.
A horse-buyer from Seattle, who
akea quite regular trips Into this
county has Just returned' to that ctfy
with a carload of good norses for
that market. He picked up the car
load la a few days and will no doubt
return later for another lot.
The horse end mule raising busi
ness Is on the Increase la this coun
ty and If It continues a reputation
for quality and -quantity will be es
tabllshed .that will attract the atten
tion of many other buyers.
One stockman In commenting on
the prospects for the future la that
business said: "Wallowa county Is
a great place to raise horses1 and
mules, and I am glad to see the In
terest in It Increasing. We now have
- ne - of ' the test stock la the
Northwest and as time passes the
o umber will increase. If we 'can
only raise enough to make It an
attraction to the buyers from the
various markets in the Northwest
we will soon enjoy even, better prices
than now prevail. The cities' furnish
a constant demand . for draft and
driving horses, while the wheat fields
of the Inland Empire will always use
a large number of mules as. well as
horses. The more horses we have
In this county the better the market
AN OPEN LETTER
RUSK TO HOCKETT
Joseph, Oregon, Sept. 1, 1910.
To Dr. C. T. Hockett,
In as much as you were a dele
gate to the late Republican assembly
at Portland, and as you state in your
announcement for the Republican
nomination for Joint Representative,
UnLon and Wallowa Counties, that
you favor holding assemblies in this
State, I as a candidate against you
and pledged to uphold the Primary
Law, Statement No. 1, and opposed
to assemblies, do hereby challenge
you to publicly discuss the assem
bly proposition, before the voters of
our district; you may fix the times
and places during the Primary cam
paign and defend while I shall op
pose the assembly scheme.
I also Invite you to djscuss ad
versely, tf you please, my record last
session, or say pant of It.
No "pussy footed'' campaign for
me. Let us see If the people deem
themselves capable of choosing their
JOHN P. RUSK.
Original F alstaff.
Sir Jobn Kaatolf wm tbe original of
Shakespeare's Kalstaff and In bis day
was a continual butt for tbe Jests of
the town and borough of Houtbwark
Though be bad fought at Aglnceurt.
when Jack Cade Invaded tbe borough,
be showed great cowardice. Wben
Cade, waa yet some' way off Fastolf
bad armed and fortified bis bouse and
garrisoned It wllb veterans of tbe
French wars. On the arrival of Cade,
however, be withdrew bis garrison and
fled to the Tower, leaving bis neigh
bor to tbe mercy Of tbe rebels. Fas
tolf matrimonial adventures seem also
to bare been another source of unpop
ularity, for. barlug married a widow
named Scrope. be seized ber property
and kept bis ateptoD out of bis Inheri
tance durlug bis own lifetime. Lon
EAoTElMMETS FORTY CARLOADS WILL LEAVE
NEXT WEEK TWO S1DE3
The shipment of about 16000 sheep
to the Chicago market by J. H. Dob
bin, W. H. Graves, Fred Falconer
and other local sheepmen, will leave
the first of the coming week, 25
cars going from Elgin and 18 from
this station. Under ordinary clr-
imstances there would be a num
ber of buyers la the valley be
fore this time, but it seems that
the limitations put upon the sheep
business ty the Forestry service
in the matter of controlling the
'ange, and the Increase In the price
of hay by the fanners has made It
necessary to dispose of portions of
the herds whether the price is sat
isfactory or not.
In discussing the matter one sheep
raiser said: 'The sheep business
is In pretty hard lines this year, es
pecially for those' of us who are In
It and have to buy a large part or
all of our hay for winter feeding,
in addition to the coot of the summer
range in the ioret reserves, we are
also paying more for labor andi all
supplies, and on top of all of this
comes the demand of the farmers
for $8 per ton for hay. The price
of wool was such a disappointment
that the outlook at this time Is very
discouraging. Many of us are Just
debating the quealion, and' will have
to decide, whether to take chances on
shipping to the Eastern markets. If
we buy hay anil feed here we know
that there will be a loss, and can
figure out about what it will be. In
ihipplng we may lose much heavier,
but we have a chance of pulling
In- contrast to the sheepman's
view of the price of hay is that of
a farmer who said': "Well, the day
of 1 $4, $5 or even $6 hay Is past.
The sheepmen practically set the
price of our hay for many years past
and they should be In good finan
cial shape to pay the Increase. If
we can't get $8 per ton many of
us will no doubt bale the hay and
put it on, the city markets either
later in the fall or this winter.
One of the moat delightful social
gatherings of the season va- a meet
ing of the union missionary society
it the home of Mrs. Frank Clark,
Friday afternoon. The party was a
3urprlse institute! by the society
as a farewell to Mrs. A. A. Clark,
who leaves Monday for en extended
visit In Elsie, Mich. Delicious re
freshments were served ty the hos
. and several hours '..'ere spent
very enjoyably. Mrs. Clark Is one
of the society's most valued mem
bers and all Join In wishing her a
pleasant trip and safe return. Those
mer, Sarah Maxwell, E. J. Forsythe,
ler, C. W. Amey, Frank Btubble
fleld, G. S. Reavls, E. W. Steel, S.
L. Eumaugh, Geonse Lav, E.. B.
Knapp, W. R. Holmes, A. J. Boeh
mer, Sarah Maxwell, E. J. Fossythe,
T. M. Dill, G. H. Vest, J. L. Erown
ng, Geo. 7. Gaily, V. H. Graves
and Mrs. Richards; Mrs. A. A.
Clark, Mr. and Mm. Frank Clark,
daughters, Helen, Margaret and Ag
nes. "Great Expectations."
Charles Green, one of Dickens' Il
lustrators, bad two model, one of
whom was a likable fellow, while tbe
other, Gregory by name, was a greedy,
aelf seeking character, always tblnk
Ing of hlmxplf and bis perqulxltes.
Wben Green was on bin deathbed
Gregory waa very officious, and one
day Greets, noticing this. Riild to bim:
"Ob. I haven't forgotten you. Greg
ory; got you down In my will."
(At tbe funeral Gregory Invested In a
wreath and duly atteaded to bear tbe
will read. s
Green bad kept bis word, and tbe
model was not forgotten.
"To my dear friend Gregory," ran
tbe document. "I leave, for bla kind
oeaa to me. an Illustrated edition of
Against Hit Principle.
"Wbat wan Unit man making such a
fuss about?" asked tbe restaurant pro
"Lie found a couple of balrs In tbe
food, air." replied tbe waiter.
"Oh. Is that alir
"Too see, sir. he's a vegetarian, and
you can't get bim to eat anything but
vegetables." Yofikers statesman.
Paradise, August 26. Dry and
A fruit agent representing the Mil
ton nursery Is canvassing this
A report has reached us that the
Kendrlckson. brothers threshed five
acres of wheat that made 50 bushels
to the acre.
Benton Conner and wife passed
through Paradise today.
Gilbert Phillips and wife are here
A peculiar accident occurred while
threshing wheat at Joe Beach's. A
load of bundles caught fire from a
spark from the engine at the hind
end. A man was on the front
end of the load, yet the load burned
up and ruined the hind wheels of
the wagon. Don"t know how the man
escaped, but he la still alive.
Bring All Items
Handiwork To Fair
Especially Requested Tha Ladie
Bring In Any and All Handiwork
Whether Listed or Not
Several lady re3klents of Wallowa
county have wrlttea to 'the Fair asso
ciation asking about exhibits not cat
loguedi In. the regular premium
list. It may be well to state Pub
licly .that any handiwork or any
production! of the county will be el
igible to exhibit, and will be gladly
received and entered. Whether cat
alogued or not, it Is the desire of the
association that every production of
the county be In exhibit If possible,
and thus the Fair made the moat
complete advertisement of the coun
ty's resources and development that
a possible to be made at this time.
Bring In any piece of handiwork
wrought by a resident of the coun
ty, whether that particular article
is 'listed In the catalogue or not.
From all Indications up to this
time there will be the largest at
tendan ce at the Fair that marks the
Fair's history thus ..far., .. Thousands
from the outside are expected here,
In addition to the people from
Union and Wallowa counties. Enter'
prise Is making extensive prepara
tion to see that every visitor may
find comfortable quarters while here.
Many former eastern' Oregon Ian s
from as far a way as Portland will
be In Enterprise during the Fair.
Write to all your absent friends and
make Fair week a sort of home-com
ing week. Toll them the Fair be
gins September 26.
MEETS MONDAY NIGHT
The Improvement League will
meet in regular session Monday
night, in A. C. Miller's office.
A full attendance is desired, as
the mattei of serving lunch at the
Fair will be taken up. The resit
room will also be considered further.
Don't overlook that sale on" boys'
clothing at W. J. Funk & Cos. We
give free a pair of boys' shoes with
every suit sold, up to size 15.
293 acres Alder Slope, $23,000.00
, 80 acres Alder Slope, $ 8,000.00
160 acres hill land, about six miles out, $2,000.00
320 acres, 12 miles out, $3,200.00
City L.ot, $100 to $300
Residence Property, $6&0 to $3,0 30
Fire Insurance Surety Bond Live Stock Insurance
ENTERPRISE, : :
k.Carifm Banking Insurts thi Safety of Di posits."
Depositors Have That Guarantee at
WALLOWA NATIONAL BANK
OF ENTERPRISE, OREGON
Wc Do a General Banking' Business.
Exchange Bought and Sold on
All Principal Cities.
Geo. W. Hyatt, President
Geo. B. Craig, Vice President
Gko .8. Ckaio Geo. W. Hyatt M atti A. Holmes
J. H. Dobbim W. R. Holmes
HILL LAND 13
HILL LAND VEGETABLES DOING
WELL WHILE VALLEY STUFF
A trip through the hill country
north of Enterprise at this time of
the year would he . great surprise
to the average resident of the valley
and towns. The most noticeable con
trast between the valley land and
the hill land la In the matter of
raising gardens. The tender garden
stuff In the valleys has been nipped
by. the frost for some time and lat
er frozen to the ground, but a visit
to the gardens la the Trout Creek
ind Leap country will reveal corn,
Deans, tomatoes, and in some places
cucumber growing and maturing
icely. In' fact roasting ears made
-heir appearance from the hill coun- j
cry about the same time as those
from the Imnaha country. Besides
being able to raise all kinds- of ten
der garden truck many of the farm-
jrs are raising fruit and one or two
have eatall tolled the fact that
"eaches can be raised'. Who knows
hut that the Imnaha country may
have to face a competitor nearer
home than anticipated in the near
On many of the farms there la
this year a good crop of apples on
the small orchards . now bearing.
When taking Into consideration the
past unusual spring and summer it
has certainly been demonstrated) that
there Is good fruit land on the hills
around Enterprise. - '
C. S. Bradley planted eight acres
of potatoes on the hill northwest
of the city Just north of the Roe &
Calvin place. They grew and looked
fine long after the similar crops
down In the valley had been froatei
and frozen to the ground. It was
only on Thursday night of last week
'that the tops were frosted at all.
The day of small and large com
mercial orchards! is no doubt approaching-
in fahis part of the coun
ty, and with It will 'come more pros
perity and business for everybody.
The seasons are -such that most
fruits and vegetables ripen and ma
ture at a time when the similar
crops In other parts of the. North
west are gone, thus insuring a good
market and not In. competition with
the earlier belts.
POSTPONE OPENING OF "V
8CHOOL ONE WEEK
Notice la hereby given to the pa
trons of Enterprise School District
No. 21, that the public school will
not open, until Monday, September
12. By order of Board of Directors.
FALL OPENING 1910.
Opening Days, Saturday, Sept. 10,
and following days, I will exhibit
the, largest and moat elaborate
aceortment'ol pattern hats that have
ever been shown In Enterprise. I
especially invite your Inspection.
MRS. CHARLES' HUG.
Tbe Pioneer Peal Estate Man.
W. R. Hoi men, Cashier
A. J. Boelimer, Ajtat. Cannier