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COUNTY OF HARNEY
CITY OF BURNS
The BUw.st County In The State
The Biggest City In The Biggest
County In The SUte Of Oregon
Of Oregon, Best In The West I
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. OCTOBER 24, 1914
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SION OF WET QUESTION
Ige Lowell Gives His Views on The
Moasure to be Voted on at Next
Month's Election. Opposes Saloon
Upon Moral and Economic Ground.
Cannot Countenance the Traffic
Lis communication is of feivil
oublication as expressing the
Bts of a dispassionate study
he liouor uuestion pursued by
fwho is not a radical, and who
her reeards prohibition as a;
kcea for all evils nor anticipu 1
; a prohibitory statute, if ad-j
j, will be thoroughly enior-
Nevertheless, upon moral
,.n.in L. ,.,iMrli icinn h;is heel)
hed that the state cannot1
er afford to lend countenance
Re in intoxicating liquors.
I upon economic grounds that!
commonwealth will be im-!
?ed by the elimination of Die
Weighed by the rules of eyid-
which govern courts ot jus-
the following facts have
i proven by an overwhelming
onderance of evidence. 1 hey
l sufficient to induce the writer
sDouse the dry cause in this
maign. and are presented in
i hope that their consideration
aid others in reaching a con-
Bion upon this vexed problem.
First: The best authorities in
lent medical science declare
it alcohol is a poison, and that
use undermines character and
ens vitality. Any step, there-
Ll looking toward its ultimate
appearance is worthy support.
Second The experience of life
urance companies through a
kg series of years has demou
nted that the use of alcoholic
averages shorten life, and de
es the desirability of insiir-
Third-The great employers of
or have concluded that alcohol
ainishes efficiency, and they
refusing places to men who
Hnk. There is no sentiment in
isiness. In the tuture sooer
Ken alone will find employment.
ibor and capital have common
Lterest in the banishment of the
Fourth The athletic world no
Lnger stands sponsor for the
inking man, and proclaims
ough the mouths of its leaders
that clean living and quick think
ing, the prime essentials to suc
ceaa in athletic sports are im
possible in association with al
cohol. Fifth Th' sceneral business of
a dry town, its collections, its
morals, are all universally better
than in the presence of the saloon.
w iin mivdiiv comes men then use
their money to purchase supplies
for family use, and bills are paid
promptly. Careful investigation
in any town which has passed
through both wet and dry periods
will demonstrate this.
Sixth Prosecuting officers
testify almost without exception
that the majority of criminal
cases which come before them,
have their louite in the use oi
intoxicating liquors. When crime
rliminlahMi Uixes will decrease.
The Minima! courts, the jails, the
penitentiaries and the reformat
ories an-all tax caters pure and
Seventh The liquor interests
generally opiiose any movement
looking toward improved moral
and civic conditions, and their en
gine of operation, the saloon,
must be eliminated in the inter
est of progress, just as slavery,
lotteries and open gambling have
been eliminated. It was a long,
bitter fight to accomplish the sup
pression of these recognized evils,
and it might be profitable to re
member that their supporters
made in their day substantially
the same appeal to business men
be liquor people are making
Stkimikn A. Lowell,
It Alway. Dee. the Work.
"I like Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy better than any other,"
writes R. EL Roberts, Homer City
Pa. "1 have taken it off and on
for years and it has never failed
to give the desired results." For
sale by all dealers.
Picture show tonight.
Explosion of Blasting Caps
Causes Death of a Man
A moat peculiar accident occur
ed on Pine Creek last Sunday,
resulting in the death of Charles
Sturm, an employee of the P.
L. S. Co. It appears that Strum
had been in Drewsey for two or
three days and had returned to
the ranch Sunday morning bring
ing with him some dynamite caps.
After lunch at the ranch house
and about two o'clock Sunday
afternoon he started up the creek
to take the caps, which he had in
a side - coat Docket to a camp
where some work was being done
by the company on an irrigation
ditch. He was making the trip
alone and had stopped and built
a small camp fire on the bank.
Either from this fire or from mat
ches in his possession his coat
was set on fire. When found he
claimed that when he discovered
the fire he had first attempted to
take off his coat but became frigh
tened and t hrust his hand into
the pocket to remove the caps,
when the explosion occured, com
pletely shattering his right hand
at the wrist, and inflicting some
slight cuts on the face. He walk
ed about 50 rods from the camp
fire where he had sunk exhaust
ed and where he was found about
five o'clock in the after-noon by
two men on their way to Drew
sey. He was taken to tne rancn
house and cared for and a call
sent to Burns for a doctor.
In response to the message Dr.
Carl accompanied by Clarence
Lucky started for Pine Creek in
an automibile. When the grade
above Buchanan was reached they
found it impossible to proceed
with the machine on account of
the bad condition of the road
caused by the recent rains. A
team was secured at Buch
anan's to compete the journey.
The patient was given temporary
relief and an attempt made to
bring him to the Burns Hospitel
but he died just before reaching
the city, evidently from the ef
fects of the shock and exposure.
Mr. Sturm was a single man
who had no relatives in this sec
tion. He had given the boys at
the ranch the names and address
es of two brothers who reside in
Michigan. Interment was made
in the Burns cemetery.
SENATOR CHAMBERLAIN "WET" LEAGUE IN
SENDS MESSAGE TO US, FIGHT OVER COIN
Regrets Inability to Visit Harney Coun-1 Qnly TWO "Taxpayers and
ty Before Election, But Hopes to ygg Earners"
Come Before Returning to Wash-
ington. Tells of Achievements of gnrnj PUT DP FUNDS
Administration and Asks support
The manager of this great re-
liirioim weekly visited Portland
the first of this week and while
there called on Senator Chamber-'
lain. The Senator was very busy,
huviiiL' iust arrived in the city t
after a long absence, but he took i
time to greet the writer and a.k
respecting matters in this sec-i
tion. Among other thiriKS dis
cussed was the curtailment of
mail service to outlying districts, j
His duties as chairman of military
affairs and assignments on other!
important committees have tire
vented his devoting as much time
to this particular matter as he
desired during l' i-ast several i
weeks. However, upon his n
Bh J vaVL.
L 'ti rfffi
FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER
Burns Meat Market
BACON, HAMS and LARD
Fresh Meats, Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumers
spriii iNIillt FMKNTS OFFERED
TO SHEEP MEN AND BIG ORDERS
For Good Cigars go to
The Rexall Drug Store
We have the following brands:
Gato, Optimo, Ia Gamlta, Triumph,
Chancellor, American, El-Sldele,
Don Antenlo, Muriel, and also a
full line of popular 5 cent Cigars.
We can also supply your wants In
PIPES, CIGARETTES, CHEWING AND
REED BROS. Props.
The Burns Hospital
MRS. ETTA CUMMINS, Prop.
Best Surgical Room and Equipment
In the State Outside of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for Patients-Reasonable I erms
'Graduated Nurse in Charge
Receipts for last week at the
Portland Union Stock Yards have
been cattle, 1615; calves, 11;
hoKs, 3183; sheep, 8124.
Cattle run short compared
with last week. Some very (food
steers arriving which command
ed a premium. Steer market
closes higher than last week,
showing an advance of about 16
cents. Cows and heifers weak.
All others classes steady.
Hog market opened for the
week with a small run and con
tinued short until end of week.
Market distinguished by an ad
vanco of 6 to 10 cents and much
better quality of arrivals.
Sheep contines steady and
firm fer the week. Somewhat
increased arrivals. Y e ar li n g
wethers are in excellent demand,
while look out for lambs decline.
Prime lambs 5.85 to 6.00; ewes 4
00 to 4.35; yearlings 6.00 to 6.50;
wethers 4.75 to 6.40.
Socialist Party Ticket.
United States Senator-B. F.
Representative in Congress 2nd
District, J. H. Rarkley.
State Treasurer B. J. Sloop.
Justices Supreme Court- W. D.
Robin. A. Q. Hotchkiss,
Chas. H. Otten.
Attorney General J. E. Hosmer.
Superintendent of Public Insfhic
tion, Flora I. Foreman.
State Labor Commissioner Aug
State Railroad Commissioner
I. O. Peurala.
Joint Representative J. Edward
County Judge-W. S. Haley,
County Commissioner -C. D.
Sheriff Chas. Backus.
Clerk E. L Beede.
Treasurer Hai ry Reichert.
Surveyor- Van B. Embree.
Finest alfalfa, timothy and red
- mm a . I -
Geo. E. Chamberlain
turn to Washington after tee
tion ho will take up tin- mail situ
ation with the postal authorities.
Before leaving the oflicc Sena
tor Chamberlain dictated the fol
lowing message and handed it to
To the people of Harney ceunty:
I wish I could come personally
to ask for your support. I hope
I may have it. I want to tell
you in person of the things that
have been done by President Wil
son and Congress in the past
twenty months. I am sure you
will approve them. Ilrielly. these
are the achievements of the ad ad
ministrateon: War with Mexico averted.
Currency law passed.
The income tax substituted for
$120,000,000 a year tax on suar.
Direct election of United States
Senators by the people a reality,
through amendment of the Na
Alaska railway law passed.
Peace treaties with England,
France, Spain, China and numer
ous smaller powers negotiated.
Anti-trust bill passed.
Trade Commission bill passed.
Raybum securities bill passed.
Industrial employes arbitration
Agricultural extension act
I am proud to have helped do
these things. Your vote will in
dicate whether you approve them
or whether you want them un
done. I am deeply grateful to all the
loyal citizens of Harney county.
It is my plan after election to
visit various parts of the state
where improvement and reclama
tion work is under way or con
templated and I hope to be in
Harney county before I return to
Geo. E. Chamberlain.
County Road Matters.
In order to do more efficient
work under the 1!)13 amendments
to the road laws, the County
Court at its meeting the first of
October redistricted the county
organizing its entire territory in
to R.iad District No. 1. This
does away with the five districts
as heretofore designated.
Durinn the past year a good
start has been made in getting
up a permant record of all estab
lished county roads. On many
of the old roads the records of
the locations were missing or in
sufficient. Data is being secur
ed to complete the records and all
are to be thoroughly mapped out
For this purpose a large loose leaf
plat book has been added to the
county records. Each page is to
contain two townships, showing
all the legal subdivisions and all
established roads traced thereon
according to the actual location
on thegroound. County Survey
or Beery reports that this work
is about one-fourth completed.
It will thus be seen that Har
ney County is getteng down to a
good working basis and that here
after road improvements may be
made in a permanent manner and
cut out much of the loss which
was inevitable under the old system.
KNOWING THAT OREGON
DRY MEANS BETTER BUSI
NESS FOR ALL LINES
SAVE ONLY SALOONS.
ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT
DAM CAUSING TROUBLE
The Pacific Live Stock Company Brings
Contempt Proceedings Against C.
A. Sweek. Action Caused by Con
tinued Use of Water Power During
Summer Months by Light Company
1. On Sundays and Holy days
of obligation Holy Mass with
sermon at 10 a. m.
1!. On week days Holy Mass
at 0:30 a. m.
All other services, besides
those mentioned above will be
announced in church.
All invited and welcome to the.
Sick-calls promptly answered
at anytime. Religious informa
tion and instructions willingly
imparted at the Franciscan
CENTRAL OREGON UNE
Special Fares to Portland
Manufacturers' and Land Products
Opens Oct. 26, Closes Nov. 14
Sales Dates from Central Oregon Points on
Oregon Truck Ry.f Oct. 27, 30, Nov. 3, 6, 10, 13,
with return limit Monday following date of sale.
Open rate of One one-third fare.
Apple District Competition.
Twenty County Displays
$10,000 in Cash Premiums
Medals and Diplomas for
80,000 Square foel of floor apace
For further details consult
J. H. CORBETT, Agent,
BY ORTON K. OOODWIN,
Publicity Department. Committee of Ona
The great campaign to
make Oregon "wet" has
The exposure by Dr. Cora
Talbott, secretary of the
"Tux payers' and Wage
Earners' League," that the
organization consisted of two
perauM, Mrs. Duuiway and
Dr. Talbott, and was fi
nanced by the bivwcrs and
distillers to make Oregon
"wit," threw the fat into
The brewers and distillers
know that all kinds of busi
ness save theirs is better in a
They know this has been provrd
by figures and facts from Sitlem,
OrrKon City, KoxdnirK, Albany,
Nrwbt-rg, Ashland, (.urvullis, Pen
dleton mill many other towns.
Organization Spread. Untruth..
So they organised the "Taxpay
ers' and Wage Kurnrrs' League" to
spread misinformation about Ore
Tiny know bank deposits in dry
towns have Increased in number
mid amount. They know bad debts
re almost unknown in all dry
towns. They know collections arc
lirttcr. Tbey know arrests from
drunkenness arc almost unknown.
Thejr know ovary dry town in Ore
(on i. proeperoue.
So, they became desperate.
Taxpayer." Laaguo la "Joke."
Then tKey organised the joke
"Taxpayers' and Wage Karners'
League." Dr. Talbott was secre
tary. She became disgusted when
she learned money was being col
Irrlcd by the brewers and distil
leries by the use of her name, and
Then Mrs. Duniway udvertised
lavishly, announcing thut the money
the "league" was using was pro
vided by the brewers.
The campaign of misinformation
carried on by employes of the
league, who are also employes of
the breweries and distilleries, ls
now known all over Oregon.
Brawara Spending Your Monoy.
l.viry man, woman and child
has to spend 120 u your with the
If you do not drink, some one
else has to pav YOl'K slime.
So, it ls YOl'H money the Ore
gon brewers mid Kustern distil
leries have been using lo persuade
YOU Oregon wet will do YOU
good. It is believed they expect
to' spend over $200,000 of Vol It
Tbay know Oregon airy will put
tkam out of buainaaa and kalp ovary
otkar kind of buainaaa in tko .tat.
Although the breweries and dis
tilleries know Oregon dry is for
belter business, prosperity and
more work, they are fighting It.
No Saloon.; Battar Buainaaa.
We have had bud times with the
saloon, haven't wet Why not try
no saloon? It can't makt things
worse and is certain to make
The reason Is:
Monoy apont on tho aaloon can
not bo apont for grocorioa. Monoy
apont la tko aaloona much of it
goat Eaat. Monay apant for dry
gooda and grocorioa ataya in tka
towns and makes battar buainaaa.
Tko mombort of tka Commit! of
Oao Hundred arc all Oragonians.
Most of them ure business men.
They ask you to vote Oregon dry,
because they know, as (he brew
ers also know, that Orrgon dry
means better business, lower taxes,
more work und a return to pros
perity. 1'or the experience of all Ore
gon dry towns has proved this to
be the case.
rait aar.rU.in.nt by OaoualUaa ot Oat
aasraa, 7S at.ra.u Slug., Portland, Ota
Why Not Publish if.'
When you want a fact to be
come generally known, the right
way is to publish it. Mrs. Joseph
Kalians, Peru, Ind., was troubled
with belching, sour stomach and
frequent headaches. She writes,
"I feel it is my duty to tell others
what Chamberlain's Tablets have
done for me. They have helped
my digestien and regulated my
bowels. Since using them I have
been entirely well."
Tona warns tomorrow night.
Action has been instituted in
the U. S. District Court, in Port
land, based upon the decree ren
dered in 1901, and C. A. Sweek
has been cited to appear on Oc
tober 2SG, to show caure why he
should not be adjudged to be in
contempt of that court. It is un
derstood that this action grows
out of the continued use of the
dam for power purposes by the
Electric Light Co.
The citation was issued on the
atlidavit of Supt. Gilcrest to the
effect that on Aug. 14, 1914, the
defendant Sweek was maintain
ing his dam to its full height, thus
impounding water for a long dis
tance above the dam, and obstruc
ting the flow of water to the
hauls of complainant so that there
was no appreciable quantity of
water at the bridge below the
ranch house at the Island Ranch,
the point of mersurement desig
nated in the decree, and in the
judgment of complainant's fore
man and in fact there was not
sufficient water to supply com
plainant's domestic uses and wat
er its stock on the ranch; that on
said date defendant Sweek was
notified of these facts and that
such shortage in the water supply
was not due to artificial obstruc
tions placed by man in the chan
nel below the Sweek dam, and
said defendant was notified to
forthwith remove the boards
from the dam; that defendant
complied with said notice and re
moved the boards and allowed
the water to flow down the river
until a small amount of water did
reach the complainant at the point
designated, but much less than
100 miner's inches and much less
than sufficient to water complai
nant's stock; that the dam was
left open for a few days but on
Sept. 23, the Supt. found all the
boards replaced and the water
again backed up and obstructed
by the dam, and at that time
there was no appreciable amount
of water reaching complainant's
ranch; that defendant was again
notified of the facts and he was
demanded to remove the boards
and cease obstructing the water,
but that he has refused to comply
with said notice.
Mr. Treadwell filed the papers
while in Portalnd last Monday
and Mr, Sweek left for that city
Tuesday, it being the desire of
all interested to get the matter
out of the wav before the hear
ing on the Silvies River adjudica
tion which commences at Seneca
on Nov. 6th.
Tonod Up Wholo System.
"Chamberlain's Tablets have
done more for me than I ever
dared hope for." writes Mrs.
Esther Mae Baker, Spencerport.
N. Y. "I used several bottles of
these tablets a few months ago.
They not only cured me of bilious
attacks, sick headaches and that
tired out feeling, but toned up
my whole system." For sale by
FOR YOUR SUNDAY DINNER
Come and enjoy the hospitality of the
which is best expressed in our delicious
Croam of Chicken Soup
Froah Ea.tern Oyatera, any atylo 50c
Ona half Spring Chicken, Fried to Order 50c
Baked Spring Chicken and Droaaing 50c
Chicken Fie 35c
Chicken Glbleta and Toast 35c
Boof Stew and Vegotabloa -'35c
Boiled Boof and Horaoraddiah 35c
Roaat Boof and Brown Gravy. - 35c
Roaat Pork and Droaaing a 35c
Maahed Potato. Vegetable Salad
Rutabaga. Beat Pickle.
Apple and Squash Pie
Coffee, Toa and Milk
Dinner will lie ready at 1 1:30
Special Dinner from 5 nntll 8
MORE ROOM AND EXTRA HELP
insuring good, pleasant service
The Burns Flour Milling Co.
Manufacturers of home products
HIGH GRADE FLOUR
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The Cream of the Wheat, Fresh and Palatable
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You Patronize Home when you deal here
la The Place to Trade
First: Promptness, accuracy and fair'dealing. 1
Secend: W carry a well assorted stock of Drugs," Chemi
cals and Druggist Sundries.
Third, We guarantee every article we tell to be just as
represented or your money refunded.
If you are a customer of ours you know this. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
J. C. Welcome. Jr.