Our line of FURNITURE is no
ver complete you will be sur
prised at the values we are now
offering. TThe nicest line of
mnu nrncrr rc v
trt LkES P iC" !hat.you Wl11 appreciate. f We are maKing a specialty of a pure White Cotton Felt Mat
tress wnich we guarantee to be as good or superior to the Ostermoor at $13.50. four Wall Paper stocK is very
ii"lS.e- VfTr u thVave ben srane'e" heretofore in Wallowa County. 11 No old goods, everything new and
up-to-date. Call and be convinced, no trouble to show you through our big stocK . . . ...
THE HOME FURNISHER
The Wallowa Athletic association
has filed articles of Incorporation in
the county clerk's office. The incor
porators are E. A. Holmes, Edwin
Marvin, E. L. Holmes, S. T. Combs
and C. T. McDanlel. Capital stock
is $1800 divided into shares of $10
each. This is the company formed
to buy the baseball ground and con
duct the business affairs of the club.
Grounds have been secured across
the street from the creamery.
Wallowa will play in Enterprise
May 15. Union will also come here
for a game in about two weeks.
BY LAND OFFICE
CONTESTANTS CANNOT IGNORE
FIRST HEARING AND START
INTEREST TO HOMESTEADERS.
The contest by the government
again at the homestead title of Levi
Wilson, above Troy, heard before TJ.
S. Commissioner Sheahan in this
city, was abruptly terminated by the
government, the witnesses for the
defense not being called,
Japalac. varnish stains, linseed oil
at Burnaugh A Mayfleld's.
The La Grande land office has re
cently dismissed a number of contests
by squatters against those who filed
timber claims in township 4 north 41
the township In this county that was
thrown open on September 15 last.
The Star says the ruling while it af
fects in the present Instance a com
paratively small number, outlines the
procedure that will be required by
Register Bramwell and Receiver Eber
hard in all contest cases by private
In these particular cases, contests
were filed, dates for hearing set, and
upon the day set the contestant in a
number of cases failed to show up,
though the contestess did, often at
The Allen Ranch of )
720 acres just j
Could have been bought
a year ago for $10 an acre
I have another just as good buy 133 acres SDlandid timothy and stock
ranch, 12 milesifrom Enterprise for only $10 an acre. See or write me
about this quick.
PORTLAND RESIDENCE, 10 room, modern, well located, $5800 cash,
or $3000 down and $3000 to suit purchaser.
Sold for $15 an Acre
W. E. TAGGART,
ENTERPRISE, : :
The Pioneer Real Estate Man.
" : OREGON
great expense and inconvenience. The
land office would then dismiss that
contest and give the contestant a cer
tain time to move to reinstate his
case. Instead of doing this, a large
n mber of them dropped the first
case and started new contests on ex- j
actly the same ground. The local j
office allowed such contests for some
time, hut their frequency and man
ifest inconvenience, and in some
cases, injustice, led to a full examin-'
ation of the matter on the part of the ,
off'cers, and last week In an opinion '
written by Receiver Eberhard, con
curred In by Register Bramwell, the
iand laws were exhaustively discuss
ed, end the conclusion reached that
such contests were not legal. Ac
cordingly they were dismissed.
The opinion of Receiver Eberhard,
if sustained on appeal, will hereafter
require all persons to stay with their
first contest and fight it out in that
The current work in the land office
at present is heavy, and besides tak-'
ing care of that with the office force,
Register Bramwell and Receiver
Eberhard are working early and late i
on contest case3, proofs, etc., which
are on file.
John Lang, recently of Spokane,
is now meat cutter in Combe3 city
W, C, HIGH SCHOOL
Any person knowing of any viola
tion of the game or fish laws of th
state, or of persons not property
keeping screens- over lrrlgatloi
ditches, are requested to notify
JOE CLEM ON 3,
Deputy State Game and Foreslr.
Warden, Zumwalt, Oregon. 42tf
Smoke the Advertiser, best five-
(cent cigar. Home made.
THREE BOY8 FORM FIRST GRAD
UATING CLASS LAST DAY
The first commencement of the
Wallowa County high school will be
held In the high Bchool assembly
hall. Fridav ntpht. May 14, at 8
o'clock. Tbr-e are three graduates,'1
Vernon G. Corklos, Charles E. Oakes
and Ivan C. Jackson, The program
of the graduating exercises is as
Chorus High School Glee Club
Invocation Rev. W. S. Crockett
Salutatory, "Uncle Sam's Big Ditch"
Charles E. Oakes
Oration, The Three Sides of a Dollar
Ivan C. Jackson
Amy Olmsted, Edna Ragsdale
Valedictory, "Modern Industrialism,"
Vernon G. Corkins
President Ressler of Monmouth
Presenting of Diplomas
Misses Olmsted, DuFur
Misses Bue, Ragsdale.
Following are the high school pu
pils exempted from all examinations
because of their good work during
the 'year: Charles Oakes, Vernon
Corking, Ivan Jackson, Amy Olm
sted, Maude Litch, Nina Miller,
Charles Rodgers, Julia Marvin, Mamie
Kooch, Lora Kooch, Janet Wlllgerodt,
Everyl LaCerte, Asa Craig, Lola
CI Akg for Mem ami Boys
PILE OF STYLE MAKE s IjU ? Ifz
I GET THE UJiM THEY DONT COST
LATEST maBr-ffl ANYMORE
W. j. FUNI . C0MFAM
Heskett, Irt Olmsted. Arlle Broik.
Closing Day Exercises.
The inspection day of the public
school postponed from last Decem
ber, will be held on the last day of
school, Friday, May 14. Short pro
grams will ba given In the various
rooms from 9 to 11 a. m., to which
all patrons are Invited.
The 8th. grade graduates of the
public school are Eloise Holmes, Es
ther Mawell, Marie DePue, Wini
fred Kay, Elizabeth Wlllgerodt, Glenn
Poulson, Claude Emmons, Zora Com
bes, John Laird, Muriel Moss, John j
McFetrldgo, Dick McAdauis, William I
Laird, Burl Kooch, Delbert Mitchell.
The public and high schools will
join in a basket dinner at the high
school at noon, and an hour of In
spection of the work at the high
school will follow, then the follow
ing program beginning at 2 p.m.:
High School Glee Club
Reading Edna Ragsdale
School Biographies ..Elmer Warnock
Latin Song ..Classical Department
The Dixie Kid Mixed QuarteUa '
"Where Rolls the Oregon,"
Reading India Ault
Remarks J C. Conley
Closing Song Audience '
J. C. Shackelford hag generously
offered to run a free bus to both
places for the accommodation of
those wishing to attend. Phone your
requests to him. Both phones.
We hope that the people of the
town and vicinity will" not fall to
avail themselves of this golden op
portunity to see what is being done
In the schools of Wallowa county and
the city of Enterprise.
Yours for the cause,'
KERNS AND SUTTON.
WILL ERECT FINE
TITLE AND ABSTRACT COMPANY
TO HAVE SPLENDID HOME
The liverymen of Wallowa county
met In this city May 3, and formed
an organization known as the Livery
men's Association of Wallowa County.
Wesley Duncan of Joseph was elect
ed president, J. C. Shackelford of
Enterprise secretary and I. C. Endi
cot4 of Jo3cph treisurer. Ben Bos
well, J. M, Thompson and Wesley
Duncan were appointed a committee
an constitution and by-laws, to re
port at the next meeting.
Dr. II. A. Trlpi-ear, veterinary sur
geon, resident of Walla Walla, was
here a few days to see some of
Mordo McDonald's horses which were
sick. Doctor Trlppeer lived In En
terprise for a time several years ago
and has many friends here who are
glad of his rapid rise In bis profes
sion. He is a graduate of the fore
most veterinary college in the United
May 3. Final account of Fred Har
sln, Admr. Elizabeth M. Harsin,
Elgin Flour at W. J. Fuk & Co's.
Patent t.f0 a sack, straight grade,
$1.40 a sack.
"From the plnni being prepared in
the office of ArchUei-t Robert Miller
a building boom seotus to have struck
tlie towns of Joseph and Enterprise,"
sy8 the La Grande Star. "Enter
prise Is Bonn to 1) w ) o le of the flii
es If not Uid 11 ej., office building
in eastern Or aeon. Thla building Is
to be built for thj ne of the Wal
lowa County Title and Abitrnct com
pany. "Acordlns to the plana now being
prepared by Aichlteot Miller the new
building Is to be of pressed brics
with plate gla :n front and ba:n cell
ing. It U to be but one story high
at present, but the material to be
uk oil in Its construction and the plana
along which It Is to be bullJed will
make on extra fine building of it. It
will cost about $2000.
"In Joseph Mrs. E. E. Jennings Is
800.1 to build a brick block to be usrl
for business purposes. According to
the plans provision is being maau for
three stores on the lower floor and
office rooms in the upper story. Tho
cost of this building will be about
$20,000 and It Is to be located In
Main Btreet lu the central portion of
the city. The bids for the construc
tion of the building will be opened
May 10 and a number of La Grande
contractors will submit their figures."
The building for the Title and Ab
stract company will be commenced as
soon as some complications in re
gard to the title of the lot can be
jtra'ghtened out, says A. C. Miller,
the proprietor of the company. Tha
alto Is the vacant lot on River Btnot
immediately south of Rodger Bros.
store. It U a-.i ideal toua'lon, being
opposite the front entrance of the
Work on the court house, s'.ighlly
delayed by shortage of building ma
terial and bad weathor Is again H
full swing. The walls of the first
story are now being laid.
The foundatloa walls for Sam
Litch's fine big store building are
rapidly going in. Good progress is
also being made on the woolgrowers
warehouse, the concrete walls of
which are now several feet above
the main floor.
C. F, Graves, the well known cattle
man, has bought the lot on Residence
street, lying between the bouses of
C. E. Vest and C. M. Lockwood, of
Mr. Vest for $800, and will build a
handsome residence thereon.
Cojnty 8. 3. Convention.
A convention of all the Sunday
schools In Wallowa county will be
h )'d at Enterprise early In June, the
exuet date to be announced later.
500 .New Patterns'
Just arrived, no Two AliKe.
Place yosr order now for a Spring Suit. Fit and
The Leading Men's Shoe Store of The County.
All The Latest Styles in Oxfords.
Buy your shoes of us and be satisfied. We stand
bacH of them.
The Best $3.00 Hat on The Market
Full Line of Men's Furnishings.
C. H. ZURCHER
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