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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR, NO. 3S.
ENTERPRISE, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 1909.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER
.xi nnttm in this column 1
.nt a word each Insertion to either
i , Chieftain: ltt cenU
. word for Mine notice In both pa-
pen; special raws uy
year. ' ,
ALL my personal property.. Imme
diate possession. Mrs. t a.
TWO HIGH GRADES PERCHERON
Btalllon colts, coming 2 years old.
Extra good ones.; See them at my
farm, 2 miles south of Lostine.
IN LOSTINE, 120 ft X 240 ft, city
ditch, good frame barn, enclosed
with 5 board fence, sidewalks on two
sides. Corners on main public road
and cross street. Has large' alley
In back. Reasonable. Mrs. F G.
Conley, Stayton, Oregon
THOROUGHBRED White Leghorn
eggs. $1 for 15. C. E. Vest, Enterprise.
ENGINE, 16 h, p., traction return
flue boiler; and small saw mill.
Both Russell make; used but little.
60 per cent less than new. J. J
Morton, Weston, Ore. 66t4
A GOOD PIANO, for a reasonable
price. Wjlte or phone to Mrs. A.
Wade, Enterprise, Ore. 67rtf
.iRA GOOD fresh milch cow. Price
160.00, bankable note or cash. See
O. M. Corklns. 69b
GOOD, well broken, fresh milch
cows. N. E. Hammack, Swamp Creek.
MONEY TO LOAN
State Funds loaned, 6 per cent. John
P. Rusk. Atty. State Land B'd. Joseph
HOUSEHOLD goods, buggy, harness,
etc, on public square corner, Thurs
day afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Rev.
C.Adams. J. C. Reavis, aucfr.
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
The first Wallowa County High
School commencement will be held
in the high school assembly hall,
Friday. Mar 14. The first graduat
ing class consists of three young
men. Ivan Jackson. Charles Oakes
and Vernon Corklns.
President E D. Ressler of Mon
mouth Normal school will make the
commencement address. The gradu
fttlnr exercises will be held in the
evening, but a program will be also
glveu in the afternoon, following a
basket dinner served in the school
house for pupils and patrons.
The public school will have the In
spection day. postponed from last
December, on Friday forenoon. May
LAND CONTEST CASE.
Tie government is contesting the
homestead entry of Levi Wilson of
Troy, the case bein heard before
V S. Commissioner D. W. Sheahan
this week. Burleigh Sc. Boyd appear
for the defendant, and H. T. Jone3
is prosecuting for the government.
Toe claim is along the Wenaha riv
er. of a mile above Troy. Lafay
ette Wilson. Wm. Wilson and sons
Olenn and Forrest. George Courtney,
Charles Fleming and Al 8 hum an. all
of Troy or vicinity, are here as wit
nesses. Heury Downs of Lostine made fi
nal proof before (J. S. Commissioner
Choice residence property for rent,
See E M. Sl M. Co. ,
$25 per Acre
"111 buy one quarter section 0f very rich orchard arfd corn
and near the Wenaha River. A bearing peach and apPle or
chard demonstrates this to be choice fruit land. Seventy
acres In cultivation; thirty acres more can be put in cultiva
tion. All under hog tight fence and cross fenced. Big white
house. Eig red barn. Fin . 3pring of water in the county..
Water piped to houe and barn. Address
ENTERPRISE REAL ESTATE CO.
Ice Main St. over Harness Shoo
BANNER YEAR FOR
BIG CLIP AND HIGH PRICES
PREDICTED BY STATE SEC
R. F. Stabblefield, the well known
Enterprise flockm aster, left Monday
for Colfax, Wash., to superintend the
shipment of 470 bucks here which
he recently purchased of Hollings
worth. They are of the popular
French Merino breel.
Secre ary Smythe of the State
Woolgrowcrs association Is sanguine
this Is going to be a great year for
Oregon sheepmen. The clip Is ex
pectel to be the largest ever, while
the price for the present outlook will
be 20 cents or better for best wool.
Montana reports 25 cents offered.
Ellery. buyer for a big Boston
firm, was in the county last week
offering 18 ceats but no growers
contracted at those figures.
COYOTE PRCOF PASTURE
SUCCESS SAYS F-S EXPERT.
The following summary of results
from the coyote-proof pasture con
ducted by the Forest service in this
county, will be of Interest to stock
growers. "Portland J. T. Jardine, grazing
expert in the Forest service, before
leaving for the Wallowa National
forest to observe range conditions
during the lambing seaosn, spoke
of the "work of the Bervice there as
"The experimental work conducted
at coyote-proof pasture on the Wal
lowa National forest last Beason was
a continuation of the work begun in
1907, for the purao3e of studying the
pasturage sys'.em of handling sheep
with a view to bringing about the
highest possib'.e utilization of jrazlng
"The coyo'e-proof fence constructed
in 1907 was repaired and the enclos
ure cleared of animals in May of 1908.
On June 21 a band of 2,200 ewes and
lambs of Ramboluliet breed wera
turned loose In the enclosure. During
this time an accurate record was kept
for the purpose of ascertaining the
number and kind of animals coming
to the enclosure, and the attitude o!
each toward the coyote-proof fence.
Coyotes were at the fence line nearly
ever night during the 93 days .of test,
and not one succeeded in getting
through. Grizzly bear and brown bear
passed through the enclosure many
times, but did not molest the sheep,
and it may be of interest to note that
two grlzzlle3 and five brown bear
were kil'.el within the pasture or
"At the close of the season the
short wool lambs of the pasture band
then six months o'.d, averaged 72
ounds. The best lambs of the same
breed, and the same age herded on
range near the pasture, but richer in
forage crops than the pasture area
ged 64 pounds. The average
eights of four bands of one-half
Shropshire Iambs from choice sum
mer. range, were 63, 64, 65, and 69
j "The loss from the pasture band
I was less than one-half of , one per
jcent. The average loss, during the
jaxe period, from o it side bands was
hree per cent.
"Careful comjar'stn of range graz
ed under the two systems shewed
iat 50 per cent Ii a conservative
estimate for the Increase in carrying
-apacity of lands grated under the
pasture system over lands grazed
under the customary nmhod3 of
" e have thsn, an increased carry
ing capacity of 50 per cent, larger
m fatter shseo, far less loss and
,e may anticipata a heavier, cleaner
crop of wool."
Meeting Held At Wallowa Friday
For Promotion of Good
Representative business men from
all tbjj va'.ley towns met in Wallowa
. riday for the purpoe3 of organizing
a Merchants association. The fol
lowing firms were represented:
..m. N. Lerfe', McCully .Mercantile
n Farmers C. & C. Co., and the
Rohrman ' Bros, of Joseph. The
Enterprise Mercantile & Milling Co.;
S. D. Keltner, G. I. Ratcliff, L. Bor
land, Burnaugh & Mayfield, Fred S.
Ashley, W. J. Funk & Co., R. S. & Z.
Co., and C. H. Zurcher of Enterprlsa;
F. S. FlUpatrkk & Co., of Lostine;
The City Parmacy, Davis St. Wilson,
SheH-Combs & Co, Maxwell Bros,
Valley Hardware Co,T. L. Davis, The
Cash Store, East Oregon Mercantile
Co, and Wallowa Mercantile Co. of
i he name given the organization is
e Wa'.lowa County Merchants asso
ciation, and Jts purpose is to assist
in the promotion Of good will and
harmony throughout a'-l parts of the
county, and to aslsst in building up a
greater Wallowa county. The associ
ation will use its influence In securing
.'or the county as a whole a reduction
In freight rates, and In all matters
affecting the gensral welfare of the
county, it will lend its aid.
The following officers were elected
or six months: G. W. Hyatt,
Enterprise, presIJeat; S. T. Combs,
allowa, vice-president; V. H.
Zurcher, Enterprise, secretary; Wade
Siler, Joseph, treasurer.
A committee on constitution and
by-laws, consisting of Fred S. 'Ashley
and C. E, Funk of Enterprise and
F. W. Fitzpatrick of Lostine, waB
appointed and directed to make its re
port May 12, at which time the asso
ciation will again meet at Wallowa
did more fully outline its plan of
The association desires tq have al
the business men of the valley towns,
the north end of the county and
run aha join .with them in its good
Quarterly meeting: at Promise next
Saturday night and Sunday morning,
May 1 and 2. Rev. J. D. Gillilan,
presiding elder of the La Grande dis
trict, will preach at both services.
Fred G Potter. Pastor.
Before buying a Piano see Ashley.
PART 1 1
At the Presbyterian
Friday, April 30
An un3titls lei mortgage on the farm of a rolshty good bulsness
man. A crackerjack lawyer passed on this title several years ago,
but he o e looked this mortgage. Warranty - deeds were given
for every transfer. But the unsatisfiel mortgage still stood,
until discovered by us in abstracting the title, we obtained a
satisfaction from the Mortgagee, and the owner is resting
Maybe your tit'e is like the above, be'.ter find out now, putting
It off may cost you a buueb. of money.
We show up titles from Un ,im down until .the cows come
C. M. LOCKWOOO,
The Wallowa Law, LaDd and Abstract Co.
EXTRACTS FROM NEW STATE
LAW SEPARATE FROM WOOL
County Clerk W. C. Boatman fur
nlshes the following extract from
the new s'.ate scalp bounty law, for
the information of the public:
-ion 1. There shall be paid by
the State of Oregon and the counties
thereof as in this act and In the
manner hereinafter provided for the
killing and destruction of the follow-
. named cntmals, hereafter killed
a uie state of Oregon, tne roiuow-
ing bounties: For each coyote or
coyoto pup, tl.'O; for each gray
wolf or bla k wol. $5.00; for each
gray wolf pup, black wolf pup, tim
ber wolf or timber wolf pup, $2.50;
for each bob cat, wild cat or lynx.
$2.00; for each mountain Hon, pan
ther or cougar, $10.00.
Section 2. Any peraon killing any
it the aforesaid animals In order to
obtain the bounty provided for In
Section 1 of this, act, shall within
iix months of the date of the killing,
oresent to the county clerk of the
county In which stld animal or anl-
iais have been killed, the entire skin
of each of said animal or animals,
which skin Includes and must have
Hashed thereto all four of the paws,
or feet, th tall and the skin of the
entire head,' Including both ears there
of, eye holes, and skin to tip of nose;
and shall at the same time make and
lie with the Bald county clerk an
affidavit which shall be sworn to be
fore said ctticer, and which said affl-
lavit shall state: (1) the kind of
animal or animals from which said
win or akljs were taken and the
number of sklna ao presented; 1 (2)
jat the county In which said animal
r animals were kills! in (is) the
In which their skins are pre
rented for payment of a bounty; (3)
-hat said animal or animals from
which said skins were taken were
iot brought or received, dead or
alive, from any other county or state;
(4) that said animals were killed on
or after the first day of February,
one thousand, nine hundred and nine
and within ex mqnths from the date
f making Qf sail affidavit; (5) tha'
said animal qr animals were killed,
by the pe.-S3rj presenting such skin
; ia sueh county and in the
State of Orejon, and (6) that the
3ame were not fostered or whelped ir
captivity prior to the killing thereof;
and In aldltloa thereto there shall
e attached and made a part thereof,
:ii affidavit 0f a resident and tax
er qf said county, aattlng forth
that he s a resident and taxpayer of
eointy, giving hfs po3tofflce ad
dre3 and stating fiat he Is personally
acquainted with the applicant; tha'
3 has read the affidavit 'of the
applicant, presenting said skin oi
skins, and that he believes the same
to be true in every particular,
The said county clerk may, If he
desmu It advisable, require of such
applicant for bounty such other
corroborative testimony as to him
sesms proper concerning the truth
:et forth la such affidavit; provided,
-hat when la doubt as to the kind of
skin pr sk(ns presented, whether wolf
3r coyote, the warrant shall be Is
sued for the lessjr bounty.
Section 3, Upon the presentation
of the skin or skins as aforesaid of
each coyote or coyote pup and the
making and filing of the above men
tioned affidavits, the county clerk
shall, to prevent fraud, minutely
examine each skin presented, and
should such examination disclose, that
ie entire ktn, with, all Its parts as
is above set forth, including all four
Rooms 2 and 4, Bsrland Bldg,
paws, has not besn severed, un
attached, punchtd, patched or In any
mauner marked, he shall there. In the
preunce of the persons pretntlng
such sktii or skins, murk c-ath skin
by severing the skin from the head;
including the soalp and ears, and
then redeliver the skin or skins to
the person presenting the same. The
county clerk shall retain Possession
of slid scalp so severed and issue to
to said person presenting the skin or
is and making the affidavit as
(Continued on last page.)
Call From Church
At Cottage Grove
Rtv. S. C. Adams Accepts Invitation
To Become Its Regular
Rev. Selden C. Adams, for the
last year pastor of the Enterprise
Presbyterian church, has accepted a
call to the Co'ta?e Grove church.
and with his family will leave for
there the last of this week.
Mr. and Mr3. Adams had Intended
going to the Willamette valley Mon
day for a several weeks stay to see
if the lower altitude would benefit
their little son, Carlisle's health, he
being a sufferer from asthma. Rev.
Adams announced this to his congre
gation Sunday morning, but in the af
ternoon he received a telegram from
the Cottage Grove church, Inviting
him to come there as Dastor. The
chance to help his son's health decid
ed him to accept.
Mr. Adams has been an enthuslas
ic worker for the Master while here
and both he and Mrs. Adams have
nany frienda who are very sorry to
iee them leave but wish them pros
perity and health In their new home.
ENTERPRISE WINS, 31 TO 2.
The Enterprise baesball team de
feated the Joseph team on the lit
er's grounds Sunday by the Jug
aandled score of 31 t 2. The En
terprise line-up was as follows; Bll
eu and Conaway, pitchers; pldcock,
cr; French, lb; Fidcock, 2b; Gilbert,
ib; Lltzenberg, as; Pace, Savajge and
a uer, ojtfleld. The local boys play-
3d a fast, snappy fielding game and
itung the ball for keeps. The new
alent showed up well. Joseph made
jnly one hit o't Conaway and none
off Bllyeu. An effort is being made to
arrange a game with La Grande.
Paradise, April 23 Farming has
commenced In earnest In this sec.
Wm, Johnsan, Elmer Mosior and
rlarry Tropa of An atone. Wash., pass
ed through here In an automobile
Jound for Enterprise. They went to
ted Fir Springs, encountered a mud-
ly road and returnel.
She iff Marvin and Attorney Dill
f Enterprise were here yesterday.
Rev, Jackson and wife are holding
i sarles of me3tlngs In Paradise. Six
een have united with the church.
Ball Sheltoa and wife were up from
be Grande Runde river visiting.
Gilbert Phillips and wife loft for
.Vaitsburg, Wash., last week.
, Peter Fordney came in from Wal
lowa a few daya ago.
J. A. StQwell and wife made a trip
to Lewtnton lust we 2k.
The Flora Journal made an attack
n the Paradise correspondent of the
News Record. The Journal was mis
taken. We do not wish to stop the
reform movement now In progress
In this section.
You will get the right kind of eye
;!asse3 at the right price at E. B.
f The Unsuccesaful Clerk.
. The Quiet Hour.
Rosa, the Italian Flower Girl.
The Troublesome Fly.
The Husband's Revenge,
Vhl3per Your Mother's Name.
tamon and Pythias. (A beautiful
production of this s'-ory; 2 full reels
if 2000 feet of films.) .
In the City of Sighs and Tears.
Two performances each evening
7:43 and 8:30 o'clock.
SUCCEED EEERHARD AS PROSE
CUTING ATTORNEY FOR
Thos. M. Dill, tlty attorney of En
terprise, was aitpouit.nl dejmty prose
cuting attorney lor Wallowa county,
Monday, by the district attorney, Col.
F. S. Ivanlioe. of La Grande. Mr. .
Dill siiccee.ls C. U. Kberhard who re
signed to beco:.io receiver of the U.
d. Iind office. Col. lvauhoe came to
Enterprise Sn urda to make the ap
pointment. The selection of Mr.Dlll is an emi
nently fit ono and he will, bring to
the office fli'st rata le;tal ability,
'.e?' and a o m I mUouh psrformance
af duty. Mr. Dill li.is mado a fir. a
record as city att riey, and his
reoont achelvuitnt of piiUlna thrmifiu
all the Ie,;al work In comiealia with
me wa'er bamlu without an orror of
conimls.l.n or o.nlssloii, rjcelvgj
high pra!? from the Chicago bond
attorneys who say it Is unp'ece
dented. The office of deputy pays
$50 a month salary.
Talk Motor Cars
For This Branch
La Grande Hears Rumors of Up-To-Data
It Is possible that a motor car
somewhat slmllr.r to those now run
on the Wahlngtoa division of tin C.
t. & N., will be into service batwee.i
here and Joseph according to rumors
In rullroal circles, says thj La
Grande Obenrver. Such cars will
carry passengers only nnd will bo
able to make fast time In tlu canyon
districts where Bharp curves tro
Impediments to fast schedule with a
train. Such cars are provlui;
.6iy popular In Waihlngton branch
line, and It wl I not be surprising
to see thorn go luto service here.
Work Train Coming.
A coil bin was ere.tel In the east
end of tho Enterpitse yards last
woek and filled with coal. "For a
work train," says Agent llarman.
It is reported a force of 40 white
mea have begun the construction of
the fence along Uie right of way of
the branch, . .
- New 8uits Filed.
April 26 Howard 11. Gaunt vs. Ed
na J. Gaunt,
Extra Star A
on the road. Will be
old at $2,70 per thou
the middle of this week
and regularly hereafter
Bran and Hay,
Coal and Wood.
Transfer or Dray