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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. 27. j ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1909.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
ClaaoUieA notices in this column 1
cent a word each Insertion In either
Mewi Record or Chieftain; 1 cents
a word for same notice In both pa
pers; special rates by the month or
Two thousand acres of choice level
land In the. Turlock Irrigation Dls
trlct. This land Is level, sandy loam
and will grow, anything from oranges
to Alfalfa. Sold on easy terms at $75
to $100 per acre. For further Infor
mation and printed matter write to
Cadwallader & Baker, .Turlock. Cal.
BOILER AND ENGINE 75 H. P., for
ale. Suitable for a saw mill cut
ting from 25 to 35,000 fest per day
or for a planing mill of large capac
Thls Is a good outfit and a
real bargain. For particulars ad
dress O. S. Wlgglesworth, La Grande,
320 ACRE FARM, 2 miles from En
terprise. Bargain. Terms easy. R.
D. Sanford, Enterprise. blm
GOOD SEED. BARLEY 1 cts. a
a. S. L. Magill, Lostlne, Or. bm
ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY. Imme
diate poase salon of greater part. W.
M. Sutton, City. b2m
TIMBER CLAIM on Alder Slope for
property In or nsar Enterprise. C.
E. Vest. blm
GRAY FILLET, coming 2-years-old,
Came to my farm, 11 miles north of
Enterprise, about October 1. Owner
can have same by proving property
and paying charges. H. D. Crum
packer. STRAYED OR STOLEN.
THREE MARES: One light bay
mare, 3 years; one brown mare, 2
years; one iron gray mare 2 years;
all three branded HL (joined) on
right shoulder. Reward for inform a
Uon leading to their recovery. H. C.
Laird, Enterprise. blm
Woodmen of World, Attention,
Mr. F, B. Klchenor, General Organ
izer for the Woodmen of World in
Oregon, will be present at the reg
ular meeting, Monday night, March
1st. You are earnestly requested to
SAM LITCH, C. C.
CHAS A. AULT, Clerk.
Royal Neighbors, Attention,
It Is requested that all Royal
Neighbors be present at the meeting
Vmusday night, Feb. 25, as there
U special business to come before
Warehouse Contract Prloe.
The final contract price for the
Woolgrowers warehouse Is $8798.50.
Numerous changes were made in the
Levy's Oregon Grape Compound.
Enriches your blood. Regulates kid
ney and liver. Sold and guaranteed
by Burnaugh & Mayfield, Enterprise,
H. N. Williams of Lo3tlne came up
Saturday and remained over Sunday.
ThU is the question always asked by the prudent land buyer.
When land' was cheap such a question was seldom asked, and lit
tle attention was given to the subject Any justice of the peace
or notary was good enough to draw up a deed or mortgage, and
abstracts were seldom called for. Consequently the records
teem with errors.' Erroneous descriptions, unsealed deeds, mis
spelled names, unpaid taxes, uncancelled Judgments, irregular ac
knowledgments, failure to state whether grantor was married or
single, mortgages and liens .paid but not satisfied on the rec
ord, are a few of the errors constantly . occurring in the in
vestigation of titles. Loan companies and careful buyers will
not take defective titles or buy a law suit. The time to have
these defects remedied is now while it can be done.
This subject is so closely connected with the selling of real
estate that we have installed an abstract department, and are
in a position to make reliable abstracts of title.
PLAT OF WALLOWA COUNTY IN OFFICE.
SQUATTERS WHO MAKE BONA
FIDE RESIDENCE WILL NOT
Attorney D. W. Sheihan has re
ceived the decision of Register Frank
tC. Bramwell of the U. S. land office
at La Grande, by which his client,
Fln'ey M. Newlon, a squatter In
township 4 n, 41, Is given preference
over Guy M. Byrkit, who made a tim
ber and stone entry last September
' when the land was thrown open" to
The decision is of the utmost Im
portance, and will be hailed with
Joy by the 30 or 40 squatters who
settled In the township prior to Sep
tember 15 last, and have made homes
and other Improvements.
The gist of the decision is that lan
settled on by bona fide settlers,
whether It is chiefly valuable for
timber or not, U not subject to en
try under the timber and stone act.
The language of Register Bramwell
is as follows:
That the land embraced in the en
try was occupied, inhabited and con
tained improvements belonging to
the protes'.ant in this case, Flnley
M. Newlon, when entry was made
there'or by prote3tee, Guy M. Byrkit.
2. That the land was not subject
to entry under the Timber and
Stone Act on September 15, 1908,
it being shown that the land was oc
cupied, inhabited and contained im
provements which did not belong
to the applicant.
The Newlon-Byrklt case was heard
last December and was one of the
hardest fought In the history of
the La Grande office. D. W. Shea
han of this city was attorney for
Homesteader Newlon, while C. H
Finn of La Grande represented Byr
kit. The taking of testimony requir
ed two weeks time, 29 witnesses be
ing examined, and the testimony tak
ing over 400 pages of manuscript.
The decision of Register Bramwell
takes 10 type written pages.
While each separate case will have
to be heard singly, the decision gives
a marked precedence: It recognizes
the rights of squatters who are legiti
mate in their development work. If
all squatters who have filed protests
produce evidence as convincing as did
Newlon, that actual development and
improvement took place on the land
on which they squatted, there seems
to be little hope for the timber men
who made the filings. However, the
Improvements must have been made
with intent to make that particular
tract a bona fide home.
There Is an appeal from the de
cision of the register, but unless
made in 30 days or set aside by the
general land of.loe commissioner,
Bramwe'-l's decision stands as final.
Another Important Desision.
Another important decision by Reg
ister Bramwell, in which however,
the timber entry-man was victori
ous, was handed down Saturday. It
was the case of Frederick F. Metz
lor, pro'testant, vs, A. B. O'Brien,
protestee, involving O'Brien's timber
entry on the e ne and e se
of the same township, 4 n., 41.
His filing was contested by Metzler,
not on prior squatter's rights, but on
the grounds that the land was more
valuable for its agricultural purposes
than for its timber. Tire register, tn
handing down hi 3 decision cites the
fact that the preponderance of evi
dence in the case showed the land
in question 13 mora valuable for its
timber than for agricultural purposes.
Large Land Deal
Made at Joseph
Tinsley Farm of 440 Acres Bought
By Charles Down for
Joseph, Feb. 23. T. P. Tinsley
sold 440 acres of land to Charles
Downs; consideration $9000. The
dea' was made through Cavlness &
Wurtzwleer. The same firm sold
two lots owned by Mrs. Hanyllle,
the Enterprise teacher, to Frank
Fraziar of Pendleton.
Dr. Bernard, the druggist, has just
received notice from the V. S. pat
ent office that the Improvement on
ais bottle brackets has been allowed.
Professor A. G. Smith was an En
terprise visitor, Monday.
Attorney Eberhard and wife ware
outgoing pass angers Monday for La
Grande. They will be gone several
days and combine business - "with
Miss May Johnston, teacher of the
sixth grade, was a guest over Sunday
of Enterprise friends, going to Wal
lowa Monday and returning to Jos
sph in the evening.
Grandma Conley returned Monday
from several weeks visit at the home
her son, J. C. Conley, at jiaiter
prlse. Mrs. J, W, Hayes and Mrs. W. E.
Leffel returned Monday from a visit
with friends in the county seat.
Mrs. George Mitchell of Enter
prise is visiting at the home of J.
G. M. Gaily, book keeper at the
E. M. & M. store. Enterprise, and
his wife and family visited at the
home of F. F. McCully, over Sunday.
Mrs. R. Rice of Puyallup, Wa3h.,
and. her granddaughter, Creasie War
aock, of the same place, are visit
ing Dan Warnock's family. -
Born, to Mrs. F. F. Scrlbner, a
son, February 21.
W. H. Keshnsl of Kansas City,
paper hanger and painter, came In
Monday seeking a location. He did
the scenic painting for the Pastime
theatre at La Grande,
G. L. Weaver of Sa'.em registered
pharmacist, comes March 1 to assist
Dr. Be nard in the drug store.
L. A. Jackson went to Portland
Tuesday on businsss,
Frank Graham of Elgin bought a
car load- of cattle from A. E. Davis
and E. Cavlness and shipped Tues
day to Portland,
J. L. Cavlness of La Grande came
Monday to visit his son, L. Cavlnes3.
W. L. Mulkey, the Fair store mer
chant, Is adding 20 feet more space
to the s'ore roam by having the
back partition removed between the
store room and what have been liv
ing rooms. The family will move
Into the house soon -to be vacated by
L. A. Jacks an on South Main street.
Mr. Mulkey will carry a full line of
dry goods aud ladles' furnishings.
Paul Rudgre 13 hauling lumber for
a new six roam house on his ranch
6 miles northeast of town. ' '
E. Le'fel sqld a Lud wig piano to
J. W. Quirk the first of the week.
Mr. Quirk is president of the Trans
vaal Mining company.
An Eoworth league social and bus
iness meeting was held on Wednesday
evening at the home of J, L. Brown
ing. Committees were selected for
the various departments, and a Mis
sion Study class was organized. A
good social time was had afterwards
and light refreshments were served.
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BURNAUGH & MAYFIELD PUR
CHASE BOWLBY BUILDING
OF W. J. FUNK.
Burnaugh & Mayfield, the drug
gists, completed the deal Tuesday by
which they become owners of the
handsome stone building occupied by
thtlr store, purchasing the same of
THE WORLD'S TWO GREATEST
.merest centered lu Alfred Shrubb.
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J r ti ALFRED V
I f f j shrubb! I V
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me that John Hayt-s won the Murnthon race lu England. While Shrubb Into
no claims to skill at the Marathon distance, be held all distance records up to
nrteen njlUw, and it was certain that lie would get into the Mara thou contest
before supremacy at that distance was finally decided. In bis training for
the race with Champion Longboat Shrubb met with an Injury that caused the
race to be postponed, but he niude such phenomenal trial sprluts that hi
friends sngerly backed hlro against the Indian.
W, J. Funk of Turlock, Cal, for
The building is In many re3pecta
the be3t business roam in town, and
was built by E. R. Bowlby of the
famous soft stone Quarried on his
farm east of town. It stands On a
lot 33x110 fest in size and is fine
ly located in the heart of the busi
ness district. The second story of
the building is occupied by the
Masons and Eastern Star chapter.
Poio on the walls' of the lodge
hall are a aeries of pictures repre
senting Masonic teaching that are
famous all over the state of Oregoa.
The enterprlilng drug firm con
template a number of changes in
the store room, such as removal of
partitions and possibly the building
of a wareroom In the rear. New
fixtures will be added until It is
TREES: Apple, Cherry, Peach
Pear, Shade Trees, Shrubbery,
and Roses, Small Fruits, large
supply of Box Elder at ex
tremely low prices. Send a list
of your wants for prices.
Y. P. S. C. E. ENTERTAINMENT
Friday Evening, February 26
High School Octet '
Sons of Daniel Boone
and other attractions
ADMISSION 25 CENTS
the handsomest drug store in this
part of the state.
Vest Buys Business Lot.
C. E. Vest re ently bought the
vacant business lot, just south of
the Mavor bull ling on East First
street, of C. II. Zurcher and Con-
tie 1 Cox for $310. He contemplates
Improving it but may not do so this
Th section gang has been rais
ing the house track to its proper
level the past wce'x.
The depot Is now wired for elec
tric lights and the fixtures are nice
LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS.
(ho Enirliuii iImiii.
ones. The enameled wire grating
botwesn the waiting room and office
has bee put up.
SlgnB at both ends of the depot
read thus: Enterprise. Elevation
3754 feet. Portland 3S3.4 miles; Hun
tington 177 miles.
The Crow and Wymore families
left for Iowa this week, each ship
ping a car of gods. M. K. Boat
man left Wednesday for Milwaukle
with a car of go ids. a car load of
lime for S. R. Haworth arrived Tuoj
day. A large consignment of freight
was unloaded out of the way car
here Tuesday, it taking the small
train crew over an hour to unload
The following earned certificates
at the teachers' examination recent
ly held in this city:
First grade: H. H. Bronson, Sadi?
Womack, Stella Hooper, H. Mae Jef
ferson, Minnie Miller.
Second grade: Stella Crockett,
Mrs. Lena W, Potter, John C. John
son. Third grade: W. E. Kepllnger,
Martha Rlls, Edith Fay, Fred G.
Primary certificate: Mabel Murray.
Following wrote on state questions:
H. H. Bronson, F. M. Guormley,
Virginia Baker, Inez Makln, Gussle
Hutchinson, Km. Stella Hanville,
King of Blood Remedies.
Levy's Oregon Grape Compound.
Sold and guaranteed by Burnaugh ft
.Mayfield, Enterprise, Oregon,
RETURN IN JUNE
POPULAR PLAYERS COMING
BACK TO ENTERPRISE COM
EDY CO. NEXT WEEK.
The opera houo management has
received a letter from Morrle U.
Streeter stating he and Miss Bryan
and company consisting of 14 d!t.
er. will return to Enterprise . this
ummer ana wl.I a sain entertain ths
People with pc.'fo.mancea In
era house each week. The Street-
er-Bryan company la now In south
ern California but will shortly lesva
for up-coast, and will play In Beat-
tie a C3uple Of months bnrtr rnmlnr
here, when tie espect to arrive
alon abojt the llrst of June.
Mr. Strejter has als written to
F. A. Clirko engaging their" la it
summer's camping ground, Just ubovo
town. They want to return "horns,"
is the way he puts It.
Ellzab:th de Darrls Gill do'.lghtel
a very large am.lence in the opera
house Monday night, with her naJ
lK. singing and playln? the Imp.
As a reader Miss Gill U the su
perior or any who has appeirod la
Enterprise, and she has a find contra),
to voice that gives her musical n am
bers Bplondld erfect.
CurtUs Comedy Company.
The Curtlsa Comeiy company
which appears at the EnterDilsa oo-
era house all of next weak, haj ei-
tabllHbod a reputation this season
which It Is doubtful if any othor ren-
ortoire company has ever eiualled.
in every city pla)ed in the bualue.-.i
has Increased with everv narformancL
invariably the largest buslno3j of
me we3k being done on Saturday ev.
enlng. It was so last week at tho
Steward, In La Grande. The S.nlay
Morning Star, in Its write jp of Sat.
urday evening's performance said
that hundieds wore turned away
unable to gain admittance to thi
theatre. The rre of the cttloi o;i
the Northwejtern circuit, In which
the company has Dlavei !i
son are unanimous in saying that
tins is the very strongest comprtuy
playing in repertoire which hns
made this territory during re.:e it
ein. The people of Enterprise and
vicinity are to be congratulated on
the.r ability to sea such a slmg
combination. The company carrici
a brass band and complete orchestra,
and a'l its plays are mounted in a
thoroughly high c!asj manner.
Feb. 20. O. W. Myers and Mary
Best on Earth
Hcrry and Fruit Suar
(Best) perewt. $7.40
Beet Sugar per cwt $G.50
Horseshoe and Star
Tobacco, plug 45c
Oranges, Lemons; and
Bananas, per doz. 40c
Potatoes, perewt. $1.25
Onions " " 2.uU
Armour's Bacon and Lard
Hams and Sides per lb 17c
RILEY & RILEY
Phone White 37
Enterprise Real Estate Co.
OFFICE ON MAIN ST. OVER HARNE8S 8HOP.
Free Delivery to Any Part
Read the advertisements.