0 Someone Will Get Free a Deed to a Choice $165 Lot In Beautiful Alder View Addition FORMERLY THE WALLOWA NEWS. SEE SUBSCRIBER'S SPECIAL OFFER Established March 3, 1899. New Merle began April 30, 1901. Help Make the Natural Resources at Wallowa County Known. VOL. 1, No. 27 Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, October 31, 1907. Whole Number 447 THE NEWS RECORD ants By and For allowa County Readers Notices under thl beading, one week, 1 cent a word, 4 weeks 8 cents a word. Minimum charge 15 cento. Cash with order. WANTED. BRIGHT boy to learn the printer's trade. Wages to start and Increase In keeping with ability and usefulness. Apply at News Record office. LOCAL representative for Enterprise and vlolulty to looK after renewals and inorease subscription list of a prom inent monthly magazine, on a salary and commission basis. Experience desirable, but not necessary. Good opportunity for right person. Address Publisher, Box 6, Btatiou O, New York. FIRST RAILROAD TRAIN IM COUNTY FOR SALE. BIG Ranoh on Alder Slope that can be sold at an advance of 50 per cent in a year if cut up into small tracts. O. R. A I Co. COMING EVENTS AND TO REMEMBER. DATdS Stturday, Nov. 2 Meeting of stock holders of Wallowa County Fair as sociation at Lostine. Wednesday, Nov. 6 Regular session of County Court. Monday, Nov. 11 Circuit court for Wallowa county convenes. Tuesday, Nov. 12 Second number of Lyceum course at Enterprise opera house Jos. G. Camp, eloqueut Southern orator. January 1. 1908 Construction officials nay the railroad will be completed into valley, and February 1, 1908, same authority gives as date of completion of railroad to Joweph, , LUDi.E DIRECTORY. Crosses Temporary Bridge Grande Ronde, Tuesday Work Stopped. Oyer The first railroad train entered Wal lowa county Tuesday morning over the temporary bridge ucross the Grande Ronde, and if the suspension of work orders are lifted in a day or two, rails will be laid as far as the Mluam by the middle of this mouth. Engineer Long of the O. R. & N. re ceived orders Wednesday to have con tractor J. E. Patterson suspend work on the grading of the depot grounds. Mr. Patterson, who has a sub-contract from Ericksou &, Peterson phoned their headquarters at the Bridge Thursday morning, and was told to go ahead with his work. ' The Elgin olflja of the O. R. & N. told Mr. Long to allow Patterson to proceed uuder orders from Erickson & Peterson. All kinds of rumors are afloat but it is not believed the suspension will be for more than a few days. Only Tues day the Bridge camp received orders to send 18 teams to the mouth of the Wallowa to distribute ties up the canyon. Work is proceeding on the grading in the valley at this time, Thursday afternoon. There is no question that with the advent of the railroad that will be a great summer resort and people will come from all over the Uuited State to view the beautiful lake and mountain scenery and breathe the pine scented air. This "Switzerland of America" is one of the cliiufest of Wallowa county's resources, and Mr.Reavla is wise enough to "make hay while the enn shines." County Fair Meeting. , Notices have been sent out calling a meeting of the stockholders of the Wal lowa County Fair association at Lostine, Saturday November 2, at 2 p. m., for, the purpose of electing officers and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. APPORTIONMENT OF SCHOOL FUNDS F. A. Reavis Buys Lakeside Tract I. O. O. F. Enterprise Lodge, No. IBS. Emerald Rebekati Lodge, No. 119. K. of P. Enterprise Lodge, No. 94. Juanlta Temple, No. 7, Pytbian HI titers. Masonic Enterprise Chapter, Ho. SO, Royal Arch Miixons, meets 11 ret and third Tuesdays o each ini uth in Masonic Hall. All visiting Royal Arch-Masons welcomed. W. T. Bell, High Priest. D. W.8HKAHAH, Secretary. Wallowa Ludge, No. 82, A. F. A.M. Wallowa Valley Chapter. No. 60. (). j. 8. v M. W. A Eaitle Camp, No. 10197, M. W. A. Aneroid Camp, No. 8642, It. N. of A. W. O. W. Enterprise Camp, No, KI5, W.of V. Alraota Circle. No. 278. W. of W. SPECIAL. AND CALLED MEETINGS- Through the efforts of the O. R. & I Co. a deal was consummated this week wherein F. A. Reavis acquires possession of the 120 acre tract' at the head of Wallowa lake formerly owned by Alex Donnelly. ' Although the price paid I not given, out, it M understood tbafc Mr. Reavis secured the place at a bargain. Unless one baa been keeping tab on prices of land in that locality the price at which it is going wculdbe surprising Mr. Reavisis to be congratulated, in this purchase us it is the only tract left on the market and property adjoining has already' been laid off into a townsite and cut up into lots. Mr. Reavis c0u templates building a fine summer cot tage in the near future, and has land enough to let some of his friends in on the deal when the proper time comes ALDER VIEW MEANS' Beautiful New Homes, Good Families, Good Water, No Dust, Good Land, Beautiful Scenery, MIDWAY BETWEEN DEOT AND BUSINESS PART OF TOWN. BUY LOTS NOW ON 101 OWN TERMS A $405 Prize-Gontes SPLENDID PRIZES . FOR YOUNG FOLKS Superintendent Kerns Divides Up State and County Money Among 61 Districts. Wc have a complete saw mill, shingle mill, and logging outfit for sale, with plenty of tim ber to saw. DANIEL BOYD, Secy, of Wallowa Law, Land and Abstract Gompany County Superintendent Kerns Is busy sending out warrants to the school clerks for the districts respective shares of the county and state school funds. The couuty fund of $5389.80 is di vided first by giving ( 50 to each district and the balance pro rata. The state fund is apportioned f 1.57 for each pupil. High School Now Papular. ' The poop'e of Klamath county are well satisfied" with their county high school and although the board "came in for criticism at first for our liberal policy, a vote of the people would . how sustain us overwhel mlngly," writes L. Alva Lewis, treasurer of Klamath county, to Judge O. M. Corkins. "' Mr. Lewis states the sohool now has an enrollment of 80 against 9 four years ago. Four teachers are emploved be' sides a music teacher who is paid '(25 i nionth for services at chapel exercises and as istance in choral exercises, and getting up entertainments. 'The prin cipal is paid (1200. a ye&x, uh aunafanrt teacher (100 and one 190 a month for the fftrm, and' the commercial teacher (125 a month. The cost of running t be school h about (6000 a year. In addition to the state coarse of study '.aid down by the state board of education,' she Klamath school has commercial course mat is proving very popular, about one-third of the pupil taking that course. Mr. .Lewis says that feature is original with the Kla math county high school, and be can certainly recommend it to others. Klamath county had 3970 population in 1900 as compared to 5538 in Wallowa. Klamath has had a big boom in the last few years but its population today does i:ot exceed the present population of Wallowa, or about 8000. County Sohool Notes T. D. Coblentz and G. W. Paddock of Flora were in Enterprise, Thursday, Mr. Paddock is teacher of the Paradise school, and Mr. Coblentz will teach at Ueer (Jreek, the term beginning next Monday, November 4. .Kuskin Lddleman began a term of school in Star district, in the north country, October 21. ' Richard Myers of Mud Creek in moving his' family to his town house for the winter, in order that he may have school advantages for his children Flora Journal. The Wilson brothers of the river, Miss Lelah Cole, Miss Holmes and Eddie and Edgar Garrett, had their names en roueo as pupus in 'rot. Aliens room of our school, Monday Flora Journal Ed Renfrew has moved his household furniture from the house owned by him in r Iota, lie has rented the Willi Wright house, in which his children will stay while attending school at Arko this winter. Old Glory now floats above the En terprise public school in accordance with the state law requiring the Stars and Stripes to be displayed on everv school house. The flag was raised by Leo Forsythe and Claude Lock wood It is 5x10 feet in size and cost H. Superintendent J. W. Kern, visited Alder school, Monday and found every thing running in fine shape. Mr. Kerns was at Lostir.e two days last week in consultation with the school board in regard to school affairs. Mr. Crow, member of the board, and Mr. Kerns visited the schools. H. A. Burns, clerk of i the Psradlse school district, was transacting business in the county seat, Wednesday, and call ed at Superintendent Kerns' office. He reported the election of Wm. Akins and Dave Kuhn as directors In that district at the recent special election, the former to succeed W. C. Twaddel, who has moved, ac d Kuhn to succeed Waller Applegate, ho never qualified. regressive Business Firm Starts Con test For Pupils of Wallowa County Schools. The firm of W. J. Funk A Co. inaugu rate this week in the News Record a unique contest that will no doubt awaken interest from one end of Wal lowa county to the other, especially among the young folks. The Buster Brow n pictures ond reading matter accompanying them have attain ed the greatest and most desei ved popu larity of any series ever published. They are as far ahead of the ordinary "Comic page illustrations as the modern half-tone is ahead of the old wood cut. They are different. They are worth pre serving both for their artisticquality ai d the philosophy so quaintly taught in the reflections of Buster. Now add to that cash prizes of (15 and every boy and girl in the county has an incentive to cut out the pictures and save them. In the advertisement on this page, W. Funk & Co. announce a series of Buster Brown pictures to run every week in the News Record for one year. To the pupil of a Wallowa county school who brings to their store at the end of the year the largest number of these ads, W. J. Funk & Co. will give (7.50 cash ; to the one bringing the sec ond largest number (5.00 cash, and to the one bringing thethird largest num ber (2.50 cash. There you are, boys and girls. Big prizes to strive for and no hard conditions. Just cut out the ads each week, write to all your uncles and aunts, cousins, friends and ac- aintances to cut W. J. Funk &Co's adv. out of the News Record and save them for you. Everybody will be glad to help you. You are out neither work nor money in anv event, and you will probably bo mong the first three if you persevere for a year. Five Holidays Declared Governor Chamberlain, at the behest of the Portland clearing house, issued on Monday a proclamation declaring Oct. :fll. 30 and 81. Nov. 1 and 2. leual holidays in order to allow time for Ore gon banks to seem e their deposits from New oik bucks. The Portland banks were closed Tuesday, but re opened for business Wednesday and Thursday. Wallowa valley banks are entirely unaffected by the Kasteru money strin gency, and the whole thing Is looked upon us a Wall street flurry that will soon blow over. W. It. Holmes of the Wallowa National says in his opinion the declaring of holidays was entirely unnecessary. Fine Herd of Jerseys. A. E. Tulley, of the Wallowa Cream company, brought into Wallowa Wed. needay 45 head of thoroughbred Jersey lienors una one mill, uougnt near Salem. The herd has been taken to the Tulley ranch where they are offered at private sale. The herd includes some of the finest heifers t ver I rought to this county. The bull has taken a number of premiums in Willamette val ley fairs, includingthe Ptate fair. VALUABLE GIFTS TO V0TEJGE1TERS Cash and Prizes For Subscriptions Contest Open to Every Resident Wallowa County-$165 Alder View Lot Free of One of the choicest lots in beautiful Alder View addition to the city of Enterprise with a cash value of (165, a special prize worth (15 and commissions that will briug the total to way above $200 are going to be given to some man or woman, boy or girl in Wallowa county by the News Record as a New Years gift. The only return required is woik between now and Dec. 28, of Biich a light and pleasant character that it csn hardly be cnllid work. In addition the Xews RecorJ will give other prizes and commissions that will doubtless aggregate to a total of (400 to other men an . women, boys and girls. Do you w ant a share? The News Record starts today the greatest prize contest over held In Wal lowa county. Prizes aggregating (405 have been bought and . will he given to the luckv winners. In ad dition every contestant will be paid (Continued on Editorial Page ) 1: I .- WHERE 1J I 1 I BUSIER I ' ' Mmmm WATCH THIS S?fCE EAC willee:. HEWLTELlA&U SOMETHING ""'niTtumww to. ciiioco WHCRC.M Ifcli !2J BuiTCK OROWrt tige will .soon be happy. bu.ster brown will come back. they will be on thi.s page a long time. they will delight you and talk to you about our. bu.sine.s.s. perhaps you wonder. how we got mr.. r.f. outcault, the creator of bu-ster, brown and the world's highest paid artist, to make for j6 a fr.e-5h .signed drawing each week. but ve didit cost us no .small price. we are glad they will be here. burster believes in truth. we do. we make a profit, every merchant must, we do not "cutprices"-except onbroken sizes or when overloaded. we make priced right in the beginning. we wish to make money, who doesn't? but we can make more -selling at a fair profit and doing a good business, help yourself by making our volume larger. ' we invite YoUToLooK EACH WEEK AT MR.OUTCAULT'S CARTOON J. RESPECTFULLY, W. J. FUNK AND CO.