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CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest City In The Biggest
The Biggest County In The State
County In The State Of Oregon
Of Oregon, Beat In The West
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, MARCrTi, 1914
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SUGGEST STRAW BALr
LOT ON BONDING ISSUE
City Authorities Desire Expression from
People to Guide Their Actions with
Respect to Water and Sewer Sys
tems. Mass Meeting to Discuss it
Suggested in Immediate Future
Members of the city council
have been discussing the advisa
bility of incurrinjr an expense for
preliminary work to ascertain
certain physical features in con
nection with proposed water and
sewer systems that have been
asked by bonding houses.
From expressions of a private
and individual nature it is sure
the proposition of bonding at this
time for such purpose would not
carry by a unanimous vote and
in fact it is hard to ascertain just
the feelinu of property owners
to any certainty in this reaped.
Members of the city board do
not wish to be classified as ob
structors or block any improve
ment that the people may desire
and consider right at this time,
yet they are not disposed to
cause an expenditure that would
be of no- immediate benefit or
that would require doinjr over
Under these circumstances it
has been suggested that a mass
meeting of property owners be
called in the immediate future to
discuss the proposition and get
the sentiment of the people not
merely through discussion but by
an actual "straw ballot" where
each individual may express him
Belf by secret ballot. In this
way the council may be able to
tret an idea of how to act at this
The writer has found men who
profess favor to bonding for such
purpose when discussing the
matter in groups but have ex
pressed themselves privately as
opposed to it. It would seem
under these circumstances that a
secret ballot would be the only
means the councilmen may get
an actual expression of the peo
ple to govern their actions.
The Times-Herald does not be
lieve that a petition personally
circulated giving each voter the
opportunity to register themsel
ves as for or against bonding at
the present time would have the
desired result. This has been
suggested but it would not give
an expression that would be re
presentative of how the question
would be settled should it come
to a vote. A secret ' 'straw vote' '
would come nearer getting the
ireal sentiment. The question
J has been raised whether the
ladies could be gotten out to a
mass meeting or not, but it is
quite likely all who take an inter
est would be out provided the
moi ting was advertised a suffi
cient time ahead to give them an
opportunity to know of it and
arrange to be present. However.
an expression of the business
men would indicate what the re
sult of a bond election would be
as there are not many ladies but.
would consult with the business
end of the family on such a mat
ter before casting her ballot and
his opinion would have great
weight in influencing the ballot
of the wife.
This is an important matter.
We feel the necessity of better
sanitation and the conveniences
of water and sewer systems, yet
there are property owners who
do not believe this the proper
time to bring about a bond elec
tion and the expense incident to
connecting up to the systems.
May Get Concessions
In Game Laws.
A letter from Senator Cham
berlain enclosing a letter from
the Department of Agriculture
received later than the informa
tion published last issue from
the Portland Journal woutd in
dicate that the resolutions sent
in by the local Rod & Gun Club
will have more attention. At
present nothing is being done
along the line asked but later
local conditions will be investigat
ed in every district and the law
changed to conform to those
conditions. It isn't likely that
there will be any open season in
the spring but the season during
the fall will be made to conform
to climatic conditions in the
several zones and in accordance
with the flight of the birds.
A Pioneer Woman Called
Mrs. Abigal Cawlfield died at
her home at Narrows on last
Monday evening, March 16 after
an illness of many months. Had
she lived until June she would
have been 76 years old.
Deceased had long resided in
this county coming here with
her husband in 1888 from Color
ado. She was highly respected
by a large numbtr of friends
who had come to love her from
long acquaintance and associa
tion. Her husband died here
several years ago and she is
survived by eight children: Mrs.
Clough of Hood River. Mrs. J.
E. Roberts of Vale, John 0.,
James B.. George W., J. V.,
Frank and D. A. Cawlfield all of
this county. The boyB are all
good citizens and were present
at the funeral which was held
Wednesday afternoon from the
home of John in this city, Rev.
C. Beebe of the Baptist church
conducting tne service. De
ceased was a member of the
Baptist church. The bereaved
relatives have the sympathy of
The Strongest appeal to
the most refined taste is
Harmony Rose Glycerine Soap
Purely Vegetable, Delicately Perfumed
15c. Per Cake, 2 for 25c.
WE ARE AGENTS
Rexall Drug Store
REED BROS. Props.
THE WHITE FRONT
LIYERY, FEED AND SALE
We have confined our business entirely to the
White Front where we are prepared to care
for our customers better than ever before . .
HORSES FED FOR 20c. PER HEAD AND UP
Baled Hay and Grain for Sale at Market
Prices. Good Hay in Stack $4.50 Per Ton.
Delivered in Burns, $6.50 Per Ton
The Burns-Vale Stage Line
36-IIuur Schedule from Railroad
Close Connections Made With Trains East
Cofortable Conveyances for Passengers.
Fare, $10. Careful Attention and Prompt
Delivery of Express and Freight Entrust
ed to Our Care. Freight 2 l-2c. Per Pound.
R. J. McKinnon & Son
BURNS, - OREGON
! Beef Cattle Not Worth
Feed on Small Farm
That beef cattle on the small
farm will make but a small pro
fit, if any at all, is the belief of
Professor E. B. Fitts. Extension
livestock man at O. A. C. It is
advisable to turn off the beef
early, since beef if produced
more cheaply during the first
two years of the animal's life
than at any time afterwards.
"There is no profit in feeding
beef cattle for the additional
flesh that they put on. The hay
that a beef eats in a day is worth
more than the beef it makes.
The only advantage in feeding is
to give a hixh finish that will
command top prices.
"The beef animal is not so pro
fitable as the dairy cow or as pigs
and sheep. When beef is pro
ducers should breed along beef
lines. The Durham and Here
ford generally stand at the head
of the beef breeds, but the Gallo
way and Angus are also good
Country Boys' Creed for
Young Virginia Farmers
In every school house in Prince
Edward County, Va, a placard
containing a creed for the Ameri
can country boy and dedicated to
the Boys' Corn Club of Virginia
has been posted. It reads:
"country boys' creed.
"I believe that the country
which God made is- more beauti
ful than the city which man
made; that life out of doors and
in touch with the earth is the
natural life of man. I believe
that work with nature is more
inspiring than work with the
most intricate machinery. I be
lieve that the dignity of labor
depends not on what you do, but
how you do it; that opportunity
comes to a boy on the farm as
often as to a boy in the city; that
life is larger and freer and hap
pier on the farm than in town;
that my success depends not upon
my location, but upon myself;
not upon my dreams, but upon
what I actually do; not upon luck,
but upon pluck. I believe in
working when you work and in
playing when you play, and in
giving and demanding a square
deal in every act of life."
I he MolhaiV Favorite.
A cough medicine for children
should be harmless. It should
be pleasant to take. It should
be effectual. Chamberlain's
Cough Kemedy is all of this and
is the mothers' favorite every
where. For sale bv all dealers.
When one remembers that
there are in an ordinary column
of a newspaper 10,000 pieces of
type, that there are seven wrong
positions that each letter may be
put in and there are 70,000
chances for transpositions he will
not be too critical. In the sen
tence: "To be or not to be" by
transposition alone there is a
possibility of 00,021 errors. So
yousee the perils that beset the
Onion sets at the Burns Hard-
CENTRAL OREGON LAND
TO GERMAN COLONISTS
Colonization Company Trades 200,000
Acres in Crook County for Chicago
Skyscraper. Thrifty Immigrants
Coming This Spring to Develop it.
Tracts All West of Buck Mountain
The following story clipped
from the Journal is confirmed by
F. S. Weittenhillei, who came in
Wednesday and was recently in
St Paul where he talked with
Mr. Davidson. Mr. Weittenhil
ler says the trade takes practic
ally all the company lands in
Crook county west of Buck moun meun
tain: The Portland Journal says:
Wataon P, Davidson telegraphed
from St. Pittl today to J. L I).
Morrison that the trade of Cen
tral Oregon lands for the Trans
portation building in Chicago has
been closed The building is
valued at about fcl.BOO.OOO and
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me iiiiiuh ni-'iii mi', in i in- uvui un
to cover $1,000,000 of the price.
Mr. Davidson is president of ;
the Oregon & Western Coloniza
tion company, headquarters of ,
which are in this city, and Mr.
Morrison is the company's sales
manager. L W. Hill, president
of the Great Northern railway, is ,
one of the principal stockholders
in the company.
Of greatest interest in connec
tion with the transaction to the
people of Portland and Oregon,
and particularly to the central
part of the state, is the announ-,
cement from Mr. Davidson that
the land involved, approximately
200,000 acres, will at once be
i-olnnized by thrifty Germans.
The trade has been under way
for several months and in the
meantime the syndicate taking
over the land has been studying
the problem of placing settlers
Consumation of the deal is tak
en to indicate thnt this problem
has been solved and that this
very spring the colonists will be
gin to pour onto the lands which
are located in Crook county, eust
of I'rineville, and within reason
able distance of the Hill and Har
riniiin lines running into the cen
tral Oregon by way of the Des
chutes river canyon.
"I have only meager details
concerning the deal," said Mr.
Morrison this morning, but Mr.
Davidson has telegraphed me
that it has been closed. How
ever, I understand that the land
is to be settled by Germans and
that colonization will begin with
out delay. There are about 200,
000 acres in the tract and they
are in a district that has consid
erable precipotation and where
diversified farming is carried on
successfully without irrigation.
A big influx of people into that
section will mean much to the
We do job printing.
BUICK MOTOR CARS
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Most Economical andMost Powerful Car
on the Market for the Money
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BURNS, - OREGON
LATEST DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NOTES
I Hill I'nr lliiinl Ciiirrnpoiiilrnl)
1014 Rose Festival has announ
ced the program for the four
days to be given over to this event
Tuesday. June !', Noen: Arrival
of Rex Oregonus on the Royal
Barge, also the coming of the
Queen of the Carnival with a
regal escort, and the formal open
ing of the Festival.
Wednesday, June 10: Great
decorated automobile and vehicle
parade. Grand Festival charity
ball at night.
Thursday, June 11: The Human
Rosbud Parade, on the East Side
Friday, June 12, afternoen:
Civic, fraternal, military and in
dustrial parade. City and state
will be asked to declare a public
holiday for the event
Friday night: Historical electric
parade showing events from the
earliest times in Oregon down to
the opening of the Panama
In addition to the above main
events, there will be held the
annual competitive exhibit of the
Portland Rose Society at the
Central Library, a special rose
show on the Peninsula, the in
ternational balloon meet and a
number of other less important
According to C. C. Colt, presi
dent of the Union Meat Co of Port
land, Oregon is becoming noted
as a hog and sheep raising state.
Since 1912 no hogs have been
shipped to the Portland Block
yards from other states, the en
tire supply being drawn from
Oregon. The absence of corn,
which has always been consider
ed indispensable to the finish of
good pork, has not troubled the
good farmer, as a combination of
alfalfa, barley and other grains
has been found an excellent sub
stitute. Farmer Smith, of the
0. W. R. & N. Ry., insists that
within ten year Oregon will be
one of the greatest corn produc
ing states in the Union and that
the state will then be a heavy
exporter of hog products.
Ontario will hold a corn carni
val early next Fall at which
prizes will be awarded to the far
mers growing the best individual
ears of corn and also to those
raising the largest number of
bushels per acre. The carnival
will be under the direction of the
Ontario Commercial Club and
the Malheur County Grange. It
is expected that at least 200 far
mers will enter the contest.
Receipts for the week at the
Portland Union Stock Yards foi
the week ending March 14 were:
Cattle, 736; calves, 19; Hogs,
4221 ; Sheep, 2528.
Heel liquidations showed a
material decrease this week.
The run contained few really
smooth fat steers, but 10 to 16
cents higher was bid for the
same class a week ago. Butcher
stock was firmer in all depart
ments. Best light steers were
steady $7 60 to $7 66; cows 16 60
to $ 05 and bulls $6 76 to $6 00.
The hog market also looked
better after the bearish close
last Saturday. Gains have not
been on the sensational order
but decidedly steady. $8 70 was
extreme top for prime light
swine and bulk of sales averaged
$8 50 to $6 66 with receipts of
Not much life in the sheep
house, due to lack of supply.
Some medium grade ewes receiv
ed and the sale of four or live
cars of fancy wethers at $6 00
featured. Lambs scarce and in
demand. Mutton and lamb
prices steady to strong.
Chronic Stomach TroubU Cured.
There is nothing more dis
couraging than a chronic dis
order of the stomach. Is it not
surprising that many suffer for
years with such an ailment when
a permanent cure is within their
reach and may be had for a trifle?
"About one year ago," says P.
H. Beck, of Wakelee, Mich.. "I
bought a package of Chamber
lain's Tablets, and since using
them I have felt perfectly well.
I had previously used any num
ber of different medicines, but
none of them were of any last
ing benefit" For sale by all
MORE GAME BIRDS EN
ROUTE TO THIS SECTION
Three Crates of Hungarian Partridges,
Recent Importations From Hungary.
Now at Bend Consigned to Harney
County Rod & Gun Club. Will be
Liberated on Game Preserve Here
The State Game Commission
hipped three crates of Hungar
ian partridges to Bend last week
for the Harney County Rod &
Gun Club, but as the roads would
In speaking of the birds Mr.
Mueller, special representative of
the state on two such trips, said:
"These birds are erroneously
called Hungarian, when, as a
not permit their being brought matter of fact, there are more of
to Burns at present they were i them in Bohemia. The Bohemian
turned over to the local game' foothill. country is much like that
warden at Bend to care for until , of Oregon and for that reason
they can be brought over. the birds should be ideal for the
These birds were promised the Oregon fields,
local club some time ago and had "The birds are very popular as
not been available until recently, a game species in all of the
They are a new bird for the European lands. England, alone,
country and are almost certain to imports from 40,000 to 60,000
thrive in this section according each year.
to those who have investigated "The bird is very hardy, the
their native conditions. seasonal changes in Bohemia be-
The China pheasants shipped ing extreme. Snow coven the
in have not propagated as had fields for several months in their
been hoped although it is hard to native land and in Summer it is
make a prediction at this time, very hot.
Not many are seen but at this "The birds remain rnucii in the
season of the year no one can neighborhood where they are
really tell how many there arc ; placed. This is also an advantage
that have come through the win
In a recent issue of the Orego
nian is an article on the Hungar
ian partridge which is interest
ing. A part of this
Before many years the sports
men of Oregon will have an en
tirely different kind of game bird
to hunt It is the Hungarian or
Bohemian partridge, which is
now being imported into Oregon.
The last shipment of 660 pairs,
brought over by Max Mueller,
are now being distributed in the
foothill districts of the state.
Though coming nearly 10.000
miles in crates, the birds showed
great hardiness and few died on
the voyage. This can also be at-
as a game species. In this man
ner some of the troubles of the
State Fish and Game Commission
will be solved.
"The birds are considered full
article ; grown at the age of six months
and live more than too years.
"In releasing them, the crate
is taken near some hedge or
growth. Wheat is spread under
the branches, The birds are im
mersed in water to prevent their
flying, and they are then turn, d
"They go for the hedge where
the wheat is and take readily to
their new quarters.
"The birds in size are half way
between the grouse and the
pheasant. It is hard to tell the
male from the female. Some
tributed to the unique manner claim that the horseshoe mark of
in which Max Mueller handled i brown on the breast is certain
distinction, but when the birds
They came in crates, built in j are older, the female develops a
apartments like the modern fiat I similar marking which is some
building. The feeding troughs i times as plain as that of the
were nailed to the outside and in . male."
that manner the birds, though
confined, were fairly comforta-1 Dry cleaning and pressing at
ble. i the Burns Steam Laundry, ttl.
THE FRENCH HOTEL
DAVID NEWMAN, Prop.
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Service, Fine Accomodations,
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
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Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
liuriu Ham Canyon City t::i p m
Canyon City 7am l'raliie City 10 it in
Prairie City 2:30 p m
Canyon City 7 pm Uurna IS-OOOl
Fare, Burns-Prairie City, - $ 6.00
Round Trip, .... u.00
Express Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Burns
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Secend: We carry a well assorted stock of Drugs, Chemi
cals and Druggist Sundries.
Third: We guarantee every article we sell to be just as
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