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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1913)
We have just what you need
just what you have been looking
for. An up-to-date suit with an
extra pair of pants to match, all for
Can You Beat This?
These are all hand tailored suits,
serviceable and sure to satisfy you.
Don't delay long or they may all
be gone. No bigger or better bar-
gain was ever offered you in Burns.
)o not delay get that suit today.
Leading Clothiers - - High Grade Tailoring
I. O. O. F. Building
SATURDAY. JANUARY 4. 1913
FACTS FROM WIDE
IN NEW BOOKLET
Information That Is Sought
By Settler And Investor
Alike Imparted In Word
Information that a practical
minded settler or investor first
seeks is contained in the Oregon
Almanac. It is the book which
has just been issued by C. C.
Chapman, state immigration
agent, under authority of the
legislature of two years ago. A
sum of $25,000 was appropriated
at that time to meet the expense.
After reviewing the state's re
sources in a general way and by
aid of maps, diagrams and charts
showing conditions at a glance,
the resources of every county are
fully set forth.
Tables showing population re
cords and defining as the chief
districts of the state the coast
region, Willamette, Umpqua and
Rogue river valleys, eastern Ore
gon and interior Oregon, are
used. The drainage and topo
graphy of each district are in
dicated. The following tell about
land use in Oregen:
1. Public lands, open to en
try, 17,253,175 acres.
2. Area of incorporated cities
and towns, 125,548 acres.
3. Indian reserves, 1,638,754
4. Government lands in forest
reserves, 13,908.389 acres.
State school lands, 541,005,
6. Unimproved lands, deeded;
two-thirds timbered, 19,323.482
7. Uncultivated lands in the
farms, 4,141,983 acres.
8. Cultivated lands in farms,
9. National park area, 104,040
Total land area, 01,188,480
Court House Doings.
Commissioners court has been
in session since Wednesday but
only routine business has been
taken up to this time. Judge
Thompson has not yet arrived
from his visit to outside points.
We understand he started in from
Bend yesterday but the auto
broke down and he returned.
The journal this morning
showed that A. W. Hurlburt had
completed hiB contract on the
. Narrows-Wagontire road and his
bondsmen have been released.
Jury list of 200 names drawn
for this year.
Report of Emory Hill as road
master has been received and ap
proved. Liquor licenses had been grant
ed to S. J. Midwinter, C. A.
Haines, Geo. W. Cawlfield all of
Narrows; John Smyth of An
,draw; Sid Comegys at Diamond
.nd Wm. Johnson at Alberson.
- Burns, Oregon
Another rabbit drive was held
east of town last Sunday after
noon and another is scheduled in
the same vicinity tomorrow after
noon. There were not so many
killed as usual last Sunday and it
has been suggested that the cor
ral be brought on this side of the
River for one or two drives. In
the Lena Harkey field above
town, taking in the Biggs, Mill
and Brown fields is said to be a
good territory for a successful
drive. John Gemberling was in
the H. C. livens field last Sun
day and reports them thick down
A big delegation from
Bums would go to either place
for a drive.
Mrs. C. A. Hains, who had
been up from Narrows a week or
so visiting her mother, left for
home this morning in company
with Fay Comegys.
What is described as one of
the very pretty home weddings
ever witnessed in this county
! was solemnized at the home of
j Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Gray at
i Lawen on the evening of Dec. 30
when their son Walter was mar
ried to Miss Ada Heinz by Rev.
Lauria in the presence of some
forty guests. The wedding
march was played by Mrs. Peter
Christensen and Lloyd Johnson
and wife acted as best man and
bride's maid. After the ceremony
the guests were ushered into the
dining room and partook of a fine
supper prepared by "Mother"
Both parties are well known in
this county, the bride being a
daughter of J. J. Heinz and a
native born Harney county girl.
Walter is the oldest son of Mr.
Mrs. P. H. Gray. The young
people will take charge of the
hotel at Lawen so long persided
over by "Mother" Gray, the old
folks retiring from active busi
Mr. and Mrs. Gray were the
recipients of many valuable and
useful presents. The Times
Herald joins a host of friends in
wishing them a happy and pro
The Parcel Post Law.
While just at the present writ
ing the new parcel post is of no
benefit one way or another to
the people of this place, yet since
it appears to have been the cause
of our misfortune perhaps our
readers would like to know some
thing more about it. Post Mas
ter Loggan is in readiness to car
ry out the provisions of the law
just as soon as he is supplied
with means to carry it to and
from his office.
Some of the provisions of the
new law that we have not given
publicity before follews:
"That hereafter fourth-class
mail matter, including farm and
factory products, not now em
braced by law in either the first,
second or third class, not exceed
ing 11 pounds in weight, nor
greater in size than 72 inches in
length and girth combined, nor
in form or kind likely to injure
the person of any postal employe
or damage the mail equipment
or other mail matter and not of
a character perishable within a
period reasonably required for
transporation and delivery.
' 'That for the purpose of this
section the United States and its
several territories and posses
sions, excepting the Philippine
Islands, shall be divided into
units of area 30 miles square,
identical with a quarter of the
area formed by he intersecting
parallels of latitude and meri
dians of longitude represented
on appropriate postal maps or
plans, and such units of area
shall be the basis of light postal
tones as follews:
'"On all matter mailed at the
postofflce from which a ruial
route starts, for delivery on such
route, or mailed on any K)int of
such route for delivery at any
other point thereon or any rural
route starling therefrom, and all
matter mailed at a city carrier
office, or at any point within its
delivery limits, for delivery by
carriers from that office, or at
any office for local delivery, live
cents for the first pound or frac
tion of a pound nnd 1 cent for
each additional pound or fraction
of a pound.
"For delivery within the first
zone, 50 miles, 5 cents for the
first pound or fraction of a pound
and 8 cents for each additional
pound or fraction of a pound.
"For delivery in the second
zone, (hi to ton mues, cents ior
the first iKiund or fraction of a
pound and ! cents for each addi
tional pound or fraction of a
"For delivery with the third
zone, 150 miles to IttM) miles, 7
cents for the first pound or frac
tion of a pound and 6 cents for
each additional pound or fraction
of a pound.
"For delivery within the fourth
zone, 300 miles to GOO miles. 8
cents for the first pound and 8
cents for each additional pound
or fraction of a pound.
"For delivery within the fifth
zone, 000 to 1000 miles, i) cents
for the first pound or fraction ofl.. .,,,,. hllf h ,!-,,, hhv
a pound and 7 cents for each ad
ditional pound or fraction of a
"For delivery within the sixth
zone, 1000 miles to 1 KM), 10 cents
for the first pound or fraction of
"For delivery within the seven
th zone, 1800 miles to 1800 miles
11 cents for each additional
pound or fraction of a pound.
"For delivery, within the eigh
th zone, all over 1800 miles, and
between the Philippine Islands
and any portion of the United
States, including the District of
Columbia and the several terri
tories and possessions, 12 cents
for the first pound or fraction of
a pound and 12 cents for each
additional pound or fraction of a
Under the new parcel ost law,
which went into effect January 1,
1913, fourth-class matter will be
mailable only under the new par
cel post regulations, and iick
ages presented for mailing which
do not meet the new rOQUire
ments will be treated as unmailu
ble. Some of the more imior
tant provisions of these new
regulations are shown herewith:
Rates of postage on packages
weighing not more than four
ounces are the same as at pre
sent. Packages weighing more
than four ounces take new parcel
post pound rates, which are ar
ranged according to distance
Distinctive parcel iiost stamps
must be used, and packages mail
ed with ordinary postage stamps
will be treated as unmailable.
The parcel post stamps will not
be good for postage on other
classes of mail matter.
Sender's name and address
must appear on all packages.
Post-masters are directed to treat
as unmailable parcels presented
for mailing on which this in
formation is not clearly given.
Seeds, cuttings, bulbs, scions,
plants, etc., are mailable only at
the rate of 1 cent for each two
ounces without regard to dis
tance carried. Weight limited
is increased to 11 pounds. Speci
al parcel post stamps must be
Printed matter, books, etc, are
not mailable under new parcel
post regulations, but must go as
third class matter at present rate
of 1 cent for each two ounces or
fraction without, regard to dis
tance. Parcel post stawips not
good for postage on this class of
Unmailable Live animals, live
poultry, spiritous liquors, vinous
and malt liquors, explosives, ar
ticles liable to injure the mails or
peasons handling the same.
NOTICK FOR PUBLICATION
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my oilier resmil In Uiu dliiuiul In ii,llrilil,
litiulil lilt llittlr llllilivlti nl iimliwl In Hill
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Wm. hiss, liogliler
NO MAIL HERE SINCE
LAST TUESDAY NIGHT
Cosr.ctor Kellogg Quits ami Team, and
Riga Not Allowed lo More Mail--R.
J. McKinwn Starts Teana Today.
Hums has been without mail
from outside points since laBt
Tuesday night and prospects are
that none will arrive here before
Monday as it was not until this
morning that even temporary
arrangements were made to get
the mail out of Burns and the
same team will bring back what
mail there is on its arrival at
While it had been intimated
that Kellogg would quit on the
first of the your on account of
the pare post law going Into
eirect. it was not definitely stated
by Mr. Kellogg and no provision
was made to take care of the
mail. The two local lines from
this place to Venator and Dia
mond were looked after by the
bondsmen but the Burns-Vale
and Burns-Prairie lines, which
were covered by surety hnds
have been lied up.
Perhaps this is the first time
such a thing ever happened
where a contrector voluntarily
quit the business without previous
warning and it is the longest
jK'riod that Burns has been with
out mail since the beginning of a
daily service. Just what will be
the outcome is speculative. A
government inspector is out at
Vale and has stated over the
phone that he will start the mail
in from that point but the people
of this section care little about
that route as verv little of our
mail comes in that way. The in
spector intimates that some one
iu ill ,.lv I., i'i'I inln trouble over
who. Mr. Kellogg has simply
quit and states he cannot fill his
contract under the circumstan
ces. We understand he has
turned over his property to his
R. J. McKinnon arranged with
Post Master Loggan to go out
temporarily with the mails this
morning, starting one team to
Canyon and another toward Vale,
no arrangements have be-jn made
for permanent service however.
The situation is unusual. Or
dinarily the bondsmen of the
contractor would have to mak
good, but the parcel post law go
ing into effect puts a different
light on the situation and there
is a question whether the bond
ing house can be made to pay or
Some who have been consider
ing the proposition are of the
impression that we will not get a
renewal of the contract from
Prairie ai there is only a smal
territory, ao far as imputation is
concerned, between here and
Canyon to serve, and no con
tractor will take it for anything
like what has been paid in the
past. The falling off of traffic
through the invasion of automo
biles and auto trucks has made a
material difference in the reve
nue of a stage line compared to
former years and it is iikely the
government will not pay the price
asked for a mail route. The logi
cal conclusion under such circum
stances is that a contract cover
ing perhaps two years will be let
for a daily service from Vale,
conditional to conform to the ad
vancement of the railroad from
that point toward the interior.
The Times-Herald is informed
that Mr. Kellogg was one of the
biggest star route contractor in
the United States and it is likely
that this is the largest territory
in the country to be deprived of
mail service at present. It is a
serious matter that should have
had quicker relief, but with the
usual dilatory movements that
has always been the policy of the
post office department we are
deprived for an indefinite period.
The local post master is not to
blame as he had no authority to
Sale in March.
Our lease with Uncle Sam hav
ing practically expired, and hav
ing decided by urgent request,
to retire to private life, we, the
undersigned will offer for sale at
the National Capital, Washing
ton, D. C, Mareh 6, 1913, all the
following described property, to-
One elephant, about 40 years
old and has foot rot.
One set injunctions and high
cost of living, old enough to
wean: sired by the gold bugs and
damned by everybody.
One Republican platform, as
good as new : has only been used
for campaign purposes.
In this platform a large number
of plankB from the Democratic
platform have been Inserted, but
they cannot be distinguished and
they will go with the lot.
One Big Stick, somewhat worn
One Republican machine, now
badly out of repair.
One financial eystem, well sup
plied with clearing house certi
ficates and very little cash.
A large quantity of G. 0. P.
bric-a-brac, consisting of old
dinner pails, grand pa hats, coon
skins, Teddy bears, Tsf t smiles,
and other things too numerous to
This Bale will positively take
place on the above day and date,
regardless of weather, and every
thing will be closed out at
Roast crow will be served by
the Old Hoy's Republicay Club.
Kverpbody regardless of past
party servitude, invited.
This stuff must be cleared
Terms: Cash before removing
Joe Cannon, auctieneer: Colon
el Rockefeller, J. P. Moragn,
Vanderbilt, managers; Tobascus
Tedd Roosevelt; clerk, - Contri
buted by an Edenbower subscrib
er to Roseburg Review.
Clay Clemens mill is the near
est one to Burns where all kinds
of lumber both rough and dress
ed can be had. Near Canyon
road. Call him by 'phone.
Chronic Conitlp.llon Cur.il.
"Five years ago I had the
worst case of chronic constipa
tion I never knew of and Cham
berlain's Tablets cured me,"
writes S. F. Fish, Brooklyn.
Mich. For Bale by All Dealers.
Call for Warr.nl.
Notice is hereby given that
there are sufficient funds in the
county treasury to redeem all
Harney County Warrants regis
tered January 10. 1912, prior to
warrant No. Class U. Inter
est will cease on all such war
rants December 21, 1912.
Treasurer Harney County.
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Harney County
Fair Association will be held at
the office of the secretary on
Monday, Jan. 13, 1913 at 2
o'clock p. m. The regular bus
iness of the Association will be
taken up, the election of new
directors, reports of the officers
and such other business as may
come before the meeting.
Julian Bvru, Secretary.
HI Stomach Troubles Ovor
Mr. Dyspeptic, would you not
like to feel that your stomach
troubles were over, that you
could eat any kind of food you
desired without injury? That
may seem so unlikely to you that
you do not even hope for an end
ing of your trouble, but permit
us to assure you that it is not
altogether impossible. If others!
can be cured permanently, and
thousands have been, why not
youf sohn K. Barker, ot uattie
Creek, Mich., is one of them.
He says, "I was troubled with
heart-burn, indigestion, and liver
complaint until I used Chamber
lain's Tablets, then my trouble
was over." Sold by All Dealers.
Always ready for job printing.
Lump Lime. Etc.
Overturf , Davis, Miller Co.
., - " ' '" ' " '
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
Office Phone 36 Mill Plune 48
BEND, - - OREGON.
We have a large stock of the above
and can make quick deliveries to the
Burns Country. Get OUR Prices.
Shoes For School
Choice of Tan, Calf and Gun Metal
and Patent, heavy good wearers for
school girls and boys.
Childrens School Hose. Fine Rib
bed School Hose, and made for hard
wear. AH sizes for children.
Girls Winter Cloaks
A few advance numbers of Misses
and Little Girls Coats. We can show
you a few styles at this time that may
be just what you want.
N. BROWN &
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
The sworn statements of Life
Insurance Companies on file at
the State Insurance Department,
Salem, show that In 1909. 1910,
1911, Oregon Life the Only Life
Insurance Company Exclusively
Oregon, sold more policies in
Oregon than any other company.
In i'.H'J Oregon Life is surpass
ing all its previous records.
BEST FOR ORECONIANS
E. C. Eggleston,
In tin- oinilv Court for llnrnejr t'ounly,
SihIc ul Uiri'im
In the inalti-r of the liiliilr d Zm-liariuli
II limed. Hcvruactl
The uixIrriiKnril ImvinK t-0 luly SB
litiinlcil Ailitioiiitriitriit of tlw nlmvr
iiamril cstnlr in I lie above named
court, nil (lerioim hiiviii( 1 1 1 in
agatatl aunl Mtatf "re Imrelry iititillftl
(o iirrarnt them, duly verified a by law
required, lo the iinderinel at the office
of (leu. S. Sueinore, in the City ol Muni",
Harney County, OrK". wilhiuiix 0j
mi 'ui li from the date hereof.
Haled llnrtw. Oregon. Nov. It, 111
U)n M. STROl'U.
Acltiiimilrat.ru of the lialatr of lu'hii-
i mil II Stroud, Peed
('mi S HimmoBK.oim- of the Attorney
Notica to Creditor!.
Iii the milt tcr of the cstnte "f Harvey
Noticr is hereby given tlmt the under
signed haa lieeu regularly appointed K
ecutrix ul the hint Will mid Testament
..I ll.ii vcy Pixon, decenaed
All pemona having rl.iiina againnl mini
i-atutr are hereby untitled tO present the
nine lo the iiuderiiigned, duly verified
iu by law required, within nix months
from the date ,. this notice
Dated at lluriis, Oregon, November 0,
Maky Ki.i.kn Dixon,
Cxecutrix of the last Will and Tealninent
of Harvey Dixon, ileccaaed.
UNlTSUHTSTas I.XNIi own X. f
Burin, Oregon, tioeeuiber , IVI'i- i
soil., la herabr given that Lyman Franklin
Hmltli. Nurowi, Oregon, wlui, mi May It, tw. .
initio lltmioileiil enlry 8UWI. Bttrlnl No.ir.Ml, for
NW'i Haelton Jit. lownihlB to Mouth, Hinge
.11 Kail, Mllliiiiefiii Meridian hai It let!
notice ol Intention to make dual five yer
proof lo uetalillib claim to the laml aboi
ili-i. ill. .1 oefore Siguier antt Rervlvvr, ai
liorni. nrcgoii. on the ath day ol Jmtiir)
Claimant nainei ii wtluMeei
Hoi) II I in, hi. llendireou Klllott, Homer
llilngle. rretl llarren, allot Narrows, Oregon
Wm. Fxaai. Ktglster.
To Say To You
Burns Dept. Store
-:- WE SELL -:-
Ami carry al nil tiiuen n complete ling ef:
Sweaters and Sweater Coats, Underwear,
In Two-piece and Union Suits, Sheep
Lined and other Heavy Winter Coats,
Knit Caps, Night Shirts, Pajamas, Woolen
and Cotton Blankets, Woolen Socks, Ger
man Socks, Overshoes, Rubbers Etc.
We also have a large and complete line of
Mens Woolen and Heavy Winter Shirts
The Best of the Best GOTZAIN SHOES
Corae and look out stock over, oomparo our
prices and t In quality and we are rare you will
A. K. Richardson
h Every Day In The Year
Trough Train To Portland
Leaves Bend 6:30 a. m. Bedmond, 7:15 a. in., Ter
rebonne 7:80 -. m., Culver 8:09 a. m., Metollus 8:SO
a.m., Madras 8:40 a. m., Btaupan 10:48 a. m.. ar
rives Portland 5:30 p. m.
To Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Minneapolis, St.
Paul, Chicago, Denver, Omaha, St. Louis, Kan
sas City and all points eaat and south
Via the North Bank HomI, No thorn Pacific mid tireat Northern
J. H. Corbett, A1. Boa!, Ore. H. Baatiol, At. BosUtaoaS. Or.
W. E. COMAIN, Qeneral Freight and Passenger Agt.
Details of schedules, fures, etc., will be furnished on request.
Overcoats For Winter
Overcoats for Boys and young Men
We can please and fit you both. Call
and get yours from the latest line.
For Young Boys and Me JL .all
ages from 6 to 15 years,
for winter and a small price attached.
Boys Winter Wear
A Fine and Warm Line of Winter
Underwear and Overshirts for the
Boys. Also the best line of latest
Sweater Coats at Rockbottom Prices.
IT NEXT WEEK
CENTRAL OREGON LINE
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