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(Twteo-a-Week.) AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER. Formerly the Wallowa Newa, aatab- unueri March 3. 1899. Published Wednesday and Satur days at Enterprise, Oregon, by THE ENTERPRISE PRE8S Office East side Court House Square "Entered as eeeond-class matter January 2, 1909, at the postofflce at Enterprise. Oregon, under the Act of March 3. 1679. Subscription Ratea: One year U, six montha $1, three moutha 60c, one month 20c. On yearly caa-ln advance subscriptlocs a discount of JSc Is given. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1911. BETTER ROADS NEEDED. There has been some criticism by a member of the county court of the editorial In .this paper last week de ploring that a larger levy was not made for road purposes. He claims it was misleading because, while the two levies were correctly stated, the amounts they would raise- was not given. This paper haa given right along the figures on the assessment, first the assessor's estimate, then the totals as equalized by the county board, and finally on the first page of the very paper In which the edit orial appeared was the total lxiclad lu the additions made by tho state tax commission, a grand total of. eus . sensed value or f 11,855,540. This paper published on. Doc. 3, 1909, the total aisessod . valuation for that year. The full summary was republished on Dec. 10, 1910, ftnd it was referred .to over and ov er again by this paper during the past six weeks. Our readors were fully Informed on the tax roll totals for both years. The 'large increase tub year had been clearly pointed out. The levy for 1910 on the 1909 roll was stated to have been l'2 mills. That was correct. The levy for 1911 on the 1910 roll was stated ta be 1 mill. That la correct according to the official records. What was mis lead tag about the article? . To make absolutely sure that no one should be in bled., the matter Is hero referred to audi the figures grouped: In 1910, the. levy was IVi mills on 18,676,770 valuation, which would or should bring $13,016.15. In 1911, .the levy la 1 mill on $11,855,- 510 valuation, or $11,855.54 for the road fund, an amount $1,160.61 less than the previous year. The member of the court eays however, that some of the general fund will be used for road purpos es. That Is good. We hope there it - n ' '.y rhousands of dollars in t u ! ,1 'hat can be used on tho 1 iIj. It la needed. Uii edit irHi In question, did1 not c. .. isiirii the court for Its action, but o ;y expressed a sense of regret tut the road levy was cut down. V13 spirit of economy . Is nearly al 1 ya to commended. It la far 1 ter for public officials to err on tii side of economy than on the si.le of waste. The mombers of tho i jtvi nro all men of good judgment s 1 we have no doubt of their sin c 'Ity or singleness of purpose. 3 iy k:iow there have been extraor- c'.'iury expedites during the past two jeara, and taxes have been high The desire to cut, thorn down to the lowest possible notch Is natural, and the court will have the hearty support of the taxpayers In that desire. However In the matter of roads there Is no doubt a larger sum Is The White II you want a high trade . ewtng macUaa wMch li a WORLD'S STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE , BUY A WHITE The machine U unaurpaaaad tor almpltclty, durability and the ahar aeter of tha work U will do. It made In two atl, Vfcr fffauttle and tha Infrared Botaff EaoHla. The laMaar naahlma aawa either a lock or a ofaaln aettoh. Thar are a auaabar atrtaa to abeee aran aad . work ia the kaadaaaiaat Fred S. Ashley kaaalM tta YVTUTH Mi.CJS.lNK to Wallowa county. accessary than has been the rule for the last three years. The coun ty has grown in population and products. There is more travel and heavy teaming on all roads except the old Btage road from Josepn. to Elgin.. It Is also true the work on any roads has not' been enough to keep them up to what they were hree years ago. There are main raveled roads out of Enterprise that are In worse condition than they were three years ago. This Is no loubt ' true of other districts. If the sums appropriated hereto fore are not enough to keep the roads jp to the old standard, will it not -eke larger sums t make the roads better? County Commissioner L. Couch, in 1 speech to the Farmer: Union three tveeks ago, as reported in the Wal- owa Sun, came out squarely for jood roads, and even advocated the mmediate beginning of permanent oads. That is a policy favored by -his paper and a very large number it people, and we hoped, indeed ,ve understood from talks with the jiembers off and on during the last wo years, it was the opinion of 'he :ourt. There is no use mincing wordj. loads In this county are in poor con Ution. To make them so that armers can haul paying loads. In laying time to market, enough money mist be spent to make them beWer. t la not enough they be kept up as ;ood as they are, now; better roads ire Imperatively needed. HUSTLE AND BOOST. Never ,was there a better outlook a Wallowa county. There has been 10 boom, no Inflation of values, yet ;rlces of land have steadily advanced, aid those prices are based! on. the iarning capacity of the land in a county where money Is worth 10 per cent. Wonderful and varied are the re sources of this big county. The Ir rigated valleys are an old story yet sver new becau.se of the changes go ng on in production and management. V few years ago and land under litch sold for $50, $10 and even less er acre. Wheat, barley and hay ,vere the principal crops. The cereals ire rapidly becoming secondary on irrigated land, hay, both timothy and ilfalfa, la being raised more and nore; root crops are being cultivated ivith great success, and bands of lalry cattle and bunches of hogs ire appearing on every farm. Re mit: That land now sella readily at rom $75 to $100 an acre, and pays 'rom 10 to 20 per cent on that. Men who are conversant with the conditions here and elsewhere say he cheapest irrigated land in. aj well lettled community of the northwest s still in Wallowa county. During the past year, one of un isual drouth, well farmed dry land ,n the hills produced big crops, of aereals. Poorly farmed land produc ed poor crops. Result: The pro- luctlveneHs of the hill land proved beyond all reasonable doubt under the worst of conditions. Land that sold h ree years ago at $8 and1 $10 an aeix cannot bo bought today for twice that. The winter so far has bean Ideal 'or the stockmen. The winter rang es are fine never better while the 'eeding conditions ia the valley; have worn excellent. Stockmen have Ju iced a bright outlook, both as to local conditions and market. There Is more than a possible uhance of the railroad being extend ed fronn Uondowa to Lewlslon. When It la so extended, a, wonderful stretch of fruit benches will be brought on le market and all the rich North Country will stir with new life. A start has been made mu tho vast Imber resources of the comity. This coming year will witness even greater devclopmci.U along that line. A. logging road north from Enter prise would accomplish ponders In this respect. Then there are the latent resourc- q of the mines. Our mountains are full of mineral and it 1 only a ques tion of time and money when that irlneral will be mined In, great quan tities, enriching everyone, the mine owner, the miner and the man who It's a sure thing THAT NOWHERE IN 191) Will You Get Better Cigars Pipes and Tobaccos Better Candy or half a3 good Hot Battered Popcorn and Hot Peanuts Than at PRENTISS HOMAN Next Door to Bank produces what the former must have. It does not require an optimist to enthuse over the 1911 prospects for V. allowa county. Get In line and deserve your share of the good things, by hustling and boosting day by day. DUTY OF THE DAY. There are two kinds of "hard times." The Teal, genuine kind, caus ed by poor crops or prices for pro ducts, below cost of production. The other Is a false "hard times.'' and la really more of a mental' thanj a money jtringency. It 1 caused In the be ginning, principally, by foolish talk by those who ought to know better, and kept up by talk and actions, prin cipally, by those who don't know any better, or if they do they talk from interested, motives There was no crop failure in Wal- .wa county last season graln hay, iambs, pigs, calve3, all were produced In good quantity, some more, some es3, but on the whole a good crop. Prices were good, not at. the top- notch like the year before, but good nevertheless.' When you can Belli hogs it 8 cents, hay at; $10 and $12, wheat it 80 cents, range cows, at $45, wool it 1") and 16 cents, you are making a profit. There Is no doubt of that. That was. done In this county; on, an iverage during 1910, therefore there :a no cause for genuine hard times. It I the fa'.se stringency that af flicts Wallowa county Just, now. The ftringency Is real enough, now that ill the foolishness Is having Its. full affect, but Its reason) is. false. The foolish talk of the post, ls spilt milk. No use worrying over that. rhe tiling to do la to apill no more milk. Brace up and stop whLnlng. Put svery dollar in. circulation that you -ught to put there, either by, ipaylng your debts or depositing your sur plus in a bank, where It, will be, safe yet active. This so-called "closeness" is entirely local, and the cause of it is local. It was- caused by foolish :alk but It Is dangerous jus the jame. The whole thing can be over and forgotten in six weeks if everyone iellsi what he ought to sell, and pays what he ought to, pay. LYING ARTICLES ABOUT WAL LOWA COUNTY. ! Wallowa county Is getting some :nighty poor advertising these days from the alleged mad coyote scare. While coyotes In remote parte un loubtedly have rabies or something ikln to it, ample precautionary meas ires have been taken and thei brutes will bo got rid of, which will be aj ;ood thing all around. The Portland papers, both Ore ;anian and Journal, are filled with itartllng "stories," mostly lies, ibout the "scare." The; Journal out lld itself Sunday with a vicious, ly ing article that had hardly a line of truth In It. For example it said the dieriff was sent out and! brought Luth t Johnson to town In irons. City papers get hard up for sen sational articles but there Is no ex !:us9 for such slanderous articles on 1 county In. their own state. Last summer the Oregonian was full of editorials and cartoons about the d n fool people trying to make iaws. Nqw it is caricaturing the legislature. Wonder what kind of a law-making body would suit that lewspaper? That Eaton whom Riink beat bo handily for the speakership, l sure he champion sorehead. He'll get a whole lot of things, coming to him in the next few weeks. ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned S. O. Magee has been Appointed administrator of the estate .f Daisy A. Magee, deceased, by he County Court of Wallowa coun v, Oregon, and has qualified as such. All parties holding claims against !he said estate are hereby notified to p'rsent the same with proper voucheis and duly verified to the undersigned administrator at the of fice of J. A. Burleigh, Enterprise, Oregon, within six months from the late of this notice. lated January 19, 1911. 8. O. MAGEE, Administrator of the Estate of Daisy A. Magee, deceased. J. A. BURLEIGH, 22c5 Attorney for Administrator. ESCAPED WITH HIS LIFE. "Twentyon years ago I faced an iwful death," writes II. B. Martin. Port Harreleon, S. C. "Doctora ftaid I had consumption and the dreadful rough I had looked like It, aure enough. 1 tried everything I could hear of for my cough, and was under the treatment of the beat doc ton In Georgetown, s. C, for a year, but could gat no rallaf. A friend advised me to try Dr. Klng'a New Dlscovwy. I did bo, aud was completely cured. 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H., eays: 'I was afflicted with a bad case of rheumatism, due to uric acid that my kidneys failed to clean- out of my blood. I was ao lame In my feet, JoLnta, and back ithat It was agony for m to aep. I uaed Foley Kidney Pills for hree daya when, I was ible to get up and move about and the paina were all gone. This great change In condition I owe to Foley Kidney Pills and) recommend them to My one Buffering aa I hava." Bur aaugh St Mayfield. A sale of Southern Oregon sugar pine covering 40,000 acres. Is report ad from Medford to am Eastern) syn dicate. The purchase price was 13,500,000. An oatmeali mill Is to be estab lished at Baker. Far either acute or chronic kidney disorders, for annoying aod painful urinary Irregularities take Foley Kid ney Pills. Aa honest and effective medicine for kidney and bladder dia ordara. Burnaugh A Mayflald. INFORMATION CONCERNING 8TH GRADE FINAL EXAMINATIONS. S'ate of Oregon, Department of Pub lic Instruction, Salem. For Wallow County. L DATES: Throe examinations annua' 'y. Each county superintendentl to aelect months for fata county. (a) January 19-20, 1911. (b) May, U-H-Wlli (c) June 8-9, 1911. (d SapUmber 7-8, 1911. 2. PROGRAM: (a) Touradaya physiology. Writ ing, History and Civ 11 Govern. rami. (b) Fridays Grammar, Artthma tic. Geography, and Spelling. 3. SOURCES OF QUESTIONS: (a) Arithmetic practical Arlth- Jtf? typewriter Speed Champion ships 2l?on. and former Records Cxceeded by Operators usiny the tanda writer llnderwood TJypewriter Company incorporated Portland, Oregon, Branch, 68 Sixth St. To the Citizens of Wallowa County It is our purpose to handle any business entrusted to us in such a fair and liberal manner as to matte the customer's rela tion with this bantt satisfactory and profitable. U Aside irorn our excellent facilities, this bank has the advantage of. a large capital and substantial list of stockholders. It is also a State Deposi tory. If you are not a customer we invite you to become one. . Stockgrowers acd Farmers National Bank Wallowa, Oregon Long Distance Service over the telephone makes neighbors of your friends miles away. Bad roada are now in order. Use the service of the Home Independent Telephone Co. Long Distance service to all point in Union and Wallowa Counties. metis Smith. j (b CUia Govarnmoat United States Constitution. (c) Geography Stat Course of Study; Red way Bind Hiniman'a Na tural School Geography. (d) History List of Topic from History 0 tlin in Statxs Couro of Study and Current Events. te) G: n:u mar Buohlur'a Modern EngJrsfa Cramraar, no diagram ming, j (f ) Physiology Graded Laesone in. Physiology and Hygiene Krolin. (g) Reading The teacher ndll and to th Couaty Superlnten-J ra oaik deatthe aippUcaiafa oleas standing la reading, wbloh wlQ be taken by such superintendent aa ithe. 03 pUcaot'a aumdfag oa the eubject. (h) Spelling Reoda Word Loa aona. (I) Writing Spool mono of penaDn afalp aa (ndicaijod fai copied mat ter and from majnuacrlpt tm Lan guage. RcapaHfulry. submitted, J. II. ACKERMAH. Supt, Public matruotkn. Tha first sramAnatioc for the year will be held January) 19-20. 17C4 J. C. CONLBY, Supt.