I i r i CITY OF BURNS COUNTY OF HARNEY The Biggest City In The Biggest The Biggest County In The State r & County In The State Of Oregon Of Oregon, Beat In The West I BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, MARCrTi, 1914 NO. 19 VOL. XXVII I fhe -M MpXtr I ih art fttf m2 wmMr w 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 again later. 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 time. 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 this community. The Strongest appeal to the most refined taste is made by 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 STABLE 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 beef animals." 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 printer. Ex. 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 .l... i I- ,: : :.. ,1... .1.... I .... 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 without delay. 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 state." We do job printing. BUICK MOTOR CARS Fours and Sixes Price $2100 Price 81483 Prioe 81873 m pCTTfi'j) "" 1ZJ Price $1183 Prio SlOaO Most Economical andMost Powerful Car on the Market for the Money A. K. RICHARDSON, Agt. 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 as follews: 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 Canal. 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 events. 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. Market Report. 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 fair volume. 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 ter. In a recent issue of the Orego nian is an article on the Hungar ian partridge which is interest ing. A part of this follews: 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 loose. "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 them. 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. Strictly First CIlss. 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