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VOL I, tiO. 39
COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL WINNER OF DEBATE
VICTORIPUS OVER PENDLETON
ON R. R. OWNERSHIP QUESTION
Team Chosen From Eleven Students
Given Decisioa Jver Team Picked
From 1M) -Honors For
Straw berry shortcake,
', Hucklebeny pie,
Ate we in it? v
Welt I should smile,
And we've been in it
For quite awhile.
That is the yell of victory shouted in
enthusiastic chorus by the Wallowa
county high school students -in the
opera home Saturday night, when
"Resolved, That ' the Government
Should Own and Operate the Railroad.
ot the United States."
Mr. Holmes put up a strong argu
ment and drove each point home in a
cool, matter-of-fact way that told heav
ily for his side He stated the three
propositions his Side would prove, and
rnDidly but clearly showed the menace
to the country by the great power held
by seven men who own or control
three-fourths of the railroads of the
Orvtlle Reeves, leader for Pendleton,
was evidently not at bis best, for his
argument was weakened by his delivery.
He gave the cue of the negative as gov
ernment control, i
The stress that would be laid by Pent
figtircs of latest Inter-State Commerce
report. A great shout of applause
test'lied to the popular lilt ho had
The Judges were Hon. T. H. Craw
ford, J. W.KuowlesandW. U Hauiia,
ill of La Grande Each wrote "ailirni
,tive" or "negative" on a slip of paper
ir.d sent the same in a sealed envelope
to the chairman. Mr. Boyd was
tantalizlngly long In opening the
envelope, the first two leaving the
result a tie. When the third told of
Wallowa's victory, a tremenduous
cheer went up.
After a few minutes reoeR9 came the
Continued on last page.
Mayor Boyd made ins clever, aramauc diuton on regaiatj0r s had been cleverly
announcement cf the decision of the ttntiuipated a8 s,0wn by Miss Eula
judges. The students w re seated in a , Forsythe's speech in which that issue
was met at every point, and its fallacy
bodv at the weBt e: d of the balcony and
punctuated the debate with Pendleton
by' their school yells. They did yec
man service under the in'spiritiiu direc
tion of Jakey Bauer who wielded the
it was a great debate, a magnificent
Audience ar.d a good program all
through. And it was a great night for
Wallowa county's new high school.
An audience of fully COO people
cheered in admiration of tho beautiful, J
artistic stage setting, cleverly made
more striking by red lights, as the cur
tain weDt up and the two teams fend
Mayor Duniel Boyd, who was chairman,
marched in while the Entes prise orches
tra played a lively air. Over the e st
hulf of the stage were streamers and
spirals of the local school's 'colors, gar
net and gray, with a similar arrange
ment on the other side of Pendleton's
Sells 30 Acres
For Even $25,090
The wife of Geirge B. Clark whs
granted a divorce. She retains her own
own land and I e is to pay her $1100.
He was Kiven the custody of the oldest
boy, and the two girls and the youmrest
boy remain with the mother. The
cases of Patterson vs Akin et al, and W.
K. Stubbletield vs Angle Stubblefield
were put at issue. A referee will take
testimony and report by March 1.
Filing on Homesteads.
Robert Kinley, OraT. Palmer, Geo.N.
Ames, A. II. Ames, Wm. Lydalland B.
Lyria'l were the first to make filings of
their homesteads in t 5 u, 42, at La
Grande, Monday. There is no conflict
of any kind and the claimants have
lived on their tracts for periods ranging
from five to 14 years. Wm. Daisley
and Boy Hartley made final proof on
their homesteads a few miles north
west of Enterprise, before U. 8. Com
missioner D. W. Bheahan, Tuesday.
F. O. Gowlnk made final proof last
week on his place east of Jo seph.
AWARD OF PHIZES IN NEWS RECORD'S
GREAT $405 SUBSCRIPTION CONTEST
colors, green atid orange. The teams!
eat at tables decorated, with colored
ribbons. At the rear, under silver let
tering,," Trophies For the Victor" were
the pennants from eacli school. On the
proscenium arch at the allowa Coun
ty side was draped Old Glory ; at the
other side a flag of block and white
ptripcH with dollar signs in the ui.ion.
No time was wasted in preliminaries.
Ci.tiruian Boyd briefly stated the plan
of the debates and the rules, and Intro
duced the first speaker, Fred Holme J
of Wallowa county high, who upheld
the affirmative side of the question,
shown up. Miss Forsythe handled a
mighty bunuli of figures without a
skip or a 'halt, and sustained this
hardest part of a debata in splendid
Arthur Means had'- lot of good, solid
argument to unload, a large part of it
read from books, and everyone know
it is high praise when It Is said his
delivery and diction were so good that
he held the clonest attention of the
audience even while reading. :
Miss Amy Olmsted recapitulated the
many points made by her associates,
introduced new matter and by her
clear, pleasant voice and rounded
periods made a splendid impression.
Harold Warner had the easiest, most
effective delivery of any .of the de
baters. He has the manner and fire of a
natural orator and it la only fair to say
his effort brought whatever doubt
there was as to the declaio .
Mr. Reeves in rebuttal tried to com
pass too much In the five minutes
alloted, and the time hell cut his
remarks in two. Fred Holmes to all
appearances killed a lot of time gather
ing up the hooks, magazines and other
authorities quoted by his opponent.
Finally te turned cooly to the audience
and showed his armload "magazine
and yellow journalism," he said was
quoted by the other side, .while the
affirmative confined itself to the
William Reavis of Hood River, son of
D. B. Reavis of Enterprise, recently
cold his 30 acre tract for (25,000.
There are 22 acres of tfie place set to
commercial apple, says the Hood River
News-Letter in speakii:gof the deal, and
further states that Mr. Reavis had one
of the finest places in that district, he
thoroughly understanding the science
of farming. It seems Mrs. Reavis listed
tlie property with a Portland agency
unknown to her husband, more as an
experiment than anything else. But in
a few days a Portland woman was
down to look at the place and Insisted
he put a price on the entire W acres,
though he had intended selling only
half of it. He said 125,000 thinking the
amount prohibitive but she closed with
out further question. Mr. Reavis will
remain on the farm until next Novem
ber. He purposes to find himself
another location somewhere in the
Baby. State Leads Reform.
Oklahoma has token the lead in real
banking reform. It has a deposit
guarantee taw for the state bank s, the
latter paying, all the expenses but being
allowed to'fcdvertise the guaranty by
the state. '.'$he consequence is that the
state banks-are getting all the business
and national' batiks have petitioned to
be included. Kansas and Missouri
banks that formerly carried large Okla
homa and Indian Territory accounts,
have lost the sttme, and are asking for
guarantee laws in their own states.
Oregon Leaders for Bryan.
At the conference ot Democratic
state committeemen In Portland, Sat
urday, Bryan war endorsed for pres
ident, allegiance to the principles of
the direct primary proclaimed, and the
state convention set for June 16. 8. F.
Pace, Wallowa committeeman, could
not attend on account ot court bus-
of excellence on the following points:
1. Interpretation of selection.
3. Expression by voico, modulation,
.. 4. Action, gesture.
5. riatform department, manner,
Rule 8 The management of the con
test shall be in the hands of a commit
tee of three, called the contest commit
tee. This committee shall see that
judges are selected, arrange the pro
gram, buy the medals and make all
other necessary arrangements for the
Rule 9 Each township or district
having a contestant, shall notify the
chairman of the contest committee at
leaBt one week before the contest and
shall give the name of the contestant,
Orders Sent to The Tea
kins Tells of Her
Lncile Corkins - Lot 7, block 4, id
Alder View Addition to Enterprise.
Improved Victor Talking Machine.
Alfred Allen Sewing Machine
Lenore Goodman Rambler Bicycle
West Sentenced for Life.
Ben West, who murdered Millard
Donnelly of Joseph at Cornucopia on
November 17 last, was sentenced at
Baker City, Thursday, to the penilen.
tiary for life.
Mrs. Clark Granted Divorce.
The special term of the circuit court
adjourned Saturday. In the case of
Mullin et al vs Bowman et al the de
fendants were granted a non-suit. On
motion the plaintiffs were allowed to
amend the complaint making the Silver
Creek Mining company, a defendant
That we are hammering
PRICES noUrs ON VHAT I
is left of our. sekson's
goods - the blows we
ARE STRIKING ARE REDUCING
WINNER OF GRAND PRIZE IN NEWS RECORD
Will Remain Dry.
L. Couch of Wallowa told the Elgin
Recorder man last week that there
was but little doubt a large majority of
voters favored prohibition and would
vote to retain it. Men who votid
against local option two years ago ai e
now ardent supporters of it, says Mr,
Couth." ; "' ; .. '
Rules Of Contest
OUR WINTER. STOCK IS FAST REDUCING BECAUSE THE PEOPLE
OF THIS COMMUNITY KNOW THAT WHEN WE -SAY WE HAMMER.
PRICES, WE DO HAMMER PRICES-DOWN ON LEGITIMATE, REG
ULAR MERCHANDISE, AND NOT ON SHIPPED IN ."JOB LOTS."
WE WISH TO LET OUR PRICES TALK.
BROKEN LOTS IN LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR AT'
15C, 25C, 35C, AND 50C FOR CHOICE. '
LOTS OF REMNANTS IN DRESS GOODS, FLANNELETTES,
PRICES AWAY DOWN ON COATS AND FURS.
A NEW BARGAIN LOT OF LADIES' SHOES, GOOD STOCK AND
STYLES, VALUES FROM $2.65 TO $4.00. YOUR CHOICE OF
THE LOT FOR $2.50. THIS LOT INCLUDES SOME OF THE
FAMOUS JULIA MARLOWE SJtoES IN TURNS AND WELTS.
W. J. FUNK & CO.
Prof. W. E. Moore, principal of the
county high school, and the high i chool
board are deeply interested in the pro
posed declamatory contest, and it is a
matter that should be of interest to the
county at large. ''It will be the means
of bringing about a unity in educational
spirit," says Mr. Moore, ''bringing the
different schools in closer touch, and
affording an opportunity for develop
ment of oratorical talents."
The county. high school will not have
a representative this year, but the pub
lic school of Enterprise will have a con
Alfred H. Holmes, teacher of Arko
school, is heartily in favor of a contest
In his old home, Dade county, Mo
contest is an annual event and is very
mccesBftll For the information
teachers, pupils and others interested
he" sent for the rules governing the con
test there. The rural schools in Dade
county contest among themselves until
the best is selected to pit against the
town schools. Following are the
Sulci For The Contest.
Rule 1 Contestants Each township
shall be entitled to send one contestant
to a county contest.
Rule a Eligibility The contest w ill
be open to rural school pupils of tbe
5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades, excepting
those who have previously won county
Rule 3 County contest The county
contest shall be held in Greenfield, at
such building a may be recommended
by contest committee, on February
22nd, of each ytar.
Rule 4 Judges The best boy in the
contest shall be decided by a set of
three disinterested judues. The tett
girl in the contest shall be decided by
same set of three disinterested judges.
Rule 5 Judges to be chosen by con
Rule 6 The teachers of each town
ship shall constitute a committee o
arrange for the selection of a contestant
from the township. If only cne district
in a township desires to send contest
ants, tbe teacher of that district mar
arrange for the selection cf the contest-
Rule 7 Prizes The test boy and the
best girl in the county contest shall tie
given a gold medal, the prizes to be
awarJed to one young man and one
young lady showing tho highest degree
i : - ' f
Miss Luclle Corkins Who at Age of i5 Becomes Owner of City Lot
Earned By Her Own Efforts.
the number of
name of town-
the title of selection,
echool district and the
Rule 10 The selections shall
exceed ten minutes in length.
Jan. 22 John H. Ilalsey and
For good results try the Enterprise
Furniture Pol i nil at Ashley's
Zora Combes Dresser
G. C. Bolding Single Breast Harness
Jeptha Wolfe Gentleman's Watch
Roy Scott International Dictionary
. . . .Glass Tea, Fruit and Water Set
Satin Covered l!ox and other articles . '
Continued on editorial page.
Land With Us
We arc now closing three deals
Hard times makes ho difference with
us, we do the business. We move
into our new brick February 1, 1908.
DAN I EL BOYD,
Sec. Wallowa Law, Land and Abstract Company