The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, November 28, 1914, Image 1

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CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest County In The State
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The Biggest City In The Biggest
Of Oregon, Bast In The West
County In The State Of Oregon
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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. NOVEMBER 28, 1M
L. XXVIII
NO. 3
S TAKEN FOR A
CARNEGIE LIBRARY
ration of Ladies From The Library
:iub Petition the City Authories to
Lssume Responsibility of Mainte-
lance of Free Library. Petition
ranted and Tax Levy Made
Honorable Mayor and itous labor and effort can be de-
on Council of the city of pended upon in the future, as t
; Gentleman: 'has been forthcoming in the past,
committee representing to keep this most worthy and
Club of Burns, we le.-essary modern adjunct ti civ
fore you with a proposi
a request which we be
11 be for the interest and rioneer days are gone and with
b the City and its people them several of the noble women
all the coming years. ; who devoted tireless thought und
rary Club is a voluntary energy to the work, others of us
tion among the women are getting old and are crowded
whose members for by the cares of family and
household, and altogether if the
enterprise so well built up is to
be perpetuated and made better
still, it must be through public,
official effort and expenditure.
We believe that the tax Dayers
of Burns will approve with prac-
ilized life preserved, conducted
j and increased as it should be
is.
years have labored faith-
nd we believe successfully.
imulate and maintain a
of the best literature ob-
for the pleasure and pro
found and old who might
i to avail themselves of its
sges, and at this time the tical unanimity the action we are
a collection of 2000 ex- requesting. It is a business act
books, with book cades, for the preservatioa of a valuable
ire and otner material re- property in wnicn every resiueni
King an outlay ot over of the city, young or old. prsent
land with cash on hand for or prospective, will take an in-
kr additions to its stock in terest
draw the necessary ordinance to
comply with the Btate laws re
specting free libraries and further
steps are to be taken with a view
of securing the Carnegie funds
necessary for a building.
The Times-Herald is informed
there are certain conditions ob
ligatory to receiving this fund
and one of the requirements is a
site for the building and a stip
ulated sum or per cent of the
funds for such purpose, together
with a guarantee to maintain in
the future.
These details will have imme
diate attention and it is fully ex
pected that by next year the
Carnegie Library will be con
structed. The ladies of this city who
have worked so incessantly and
made sacrifices in the past that
the library might be brought to
a higher standard, the number of
volumes increased from year to
year; who neglected their own
convenience that the good work
might go forward, are entitled to
great credit and the everlasting
gratitude of the people. The
Times-Herald is glad the city has
assumed the burden and relieved
these noble women of the big re
sponsibility.
LATEST DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NOTES
COMPARATIVE CROP
FIGURES OF SEASONS
Wheat Growers Asked to Co-Operate
With Experiment Station to Find
And Increase Good, High Yielding
Varieties. Seed Selection Essential
To Greater Production of Grain
Pests May Not Regard
The County Lines
hundred for his barley. Figuring
the market price of barley at
$1.25, this is an increase of ninety-live
cents per hundred over
what he could have Bold the grain
for outright.
A short time back hog raising
was scorned by most local farm-
km of 1500.00.
(believe that the time has
arrived when this Libra-
ild be made a public insti-
free to the public, and
ined by public authority.
it end we offer our Library
belongings to the City of
with the understanding
the necessary arrangements
Ide for its support and main-
ice as a Free Public Library
for a suitable place in which
ly De Kept.
this connection it is respect-
suggested that as soon :is
si action is taken by your
arable body as above pro-
and the City thus guaran-
khe care and maintenance of
ILibrary, an application can
ie, and we believe without
fear of failure, for an appro-
Ition from the Carnegie Libra-
iind for a $5000 Library
Iding, a sum that with our
ve stone wottld insure a struc-
The small tax necessary for
the purpose outlined will be
rluenuiilly paid and will bring
results not to be leconed in dol
lars ami cents.
We beg to acknowledge with
gratitude the assistance given us
by the city in the past at differ
ent time?; in the way of appro
priations aggregating the sum of
$G00. also lights and janitor ser
v ice.--, and hoping you will give
our request favorable considera
tion, we are,
Very respectfully,
Mrs. Phebe Geary. Pres.
Miss .lusephine lecher
Mrs. Mary holey
Mrs. Kva Byrd
Mrs. Mary Biggs
Mrs. Sophie Egli
The above petition was pres
ented to the city council at a
regular meeting held last Wed
nesday and favorably acted upon.
The authorities at once made
that would be a permanent arrangements for a tax levy of
beautiful oramentto the city, 'one mill for library purposes and
re can not expect that gratu- the city attorney was ordered to
FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER
Burns Meat Market
and
Packing Plant
BACON, HAMS and LARD
Fresh Meats, Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumers
8PCIAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED
TO SHEEP MEN AND BIG ORDERS
For Good Cigars go to
The Rexall Drug Store
We have the following brands:
Gato, Optimo, La Gamila, Triumph,
Chancellor, American, El-Sldelo,
Don Antenio, Muriel, and also a
full line of popular 5 cent Cigars.
We can also supply your wants In
PIPES, CIGARETTES, CHEWING AND
SMOKING TORACCO
REED RROS. 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 Terms
in Charge
(I'roni Our Portland Correspondent)
The stock breeders of the
Pacific Northwest will learn with
regret that on account of the
presence of the dreaded foot and
mouth disease in the Middle West,
and the possibility that through
some means infection might oe
brought into this territory, the
management of the Pacific Inter
national Livestock Exposition has
decided to eliminate all entries
of breeding stock of overy des
cription and confine the show ex
clusively to meat animals.
"It has been found best," said
Manager Plummer. "in view of
the fact that the foot and mouth
disease is prevalent in the eastern
states, to do away with the
breeding classes, not only in
cattle, but hogs and sheep as
well, for this year. We do not
believe there is the slightest
danger that the disease will enter
this territory but the value of the
stock to be shown is too great to
permit us to run any risk no
matter how slight it might be.
The stock exhibited will be (hat
intended for slaughter. This
is the only stock show to adapt
this course, but we believe our
action will meet with universal
approval."
The lien-Bar ranch, eight miles
east ofHend
BY L.R. BKKITHAUPT
Spring wheat, taking the aver
age of the vurieties, yielded very
near the average of the winter
wheats for the season of IMS.
This year, the spring wheats
have done better than the winter
wheats. There was little dam
age done to either the winter or cVs, but this industry is begin
spring wheats in-1913 by frosts ning to come in for its share of
though there was a pretty close attention is attested by the fact
call for the winter wheats just that Oscar Hotchkiss, buyer for
beginning to head, on June 15. the Nevada market, has taken
This year, the winter wneats about 2000 hom in the Goose
were very badly damaged by ear- Lake Valley this year. It is re
ly frosts and the yield further ported that the growers received
cut down by the unprecedented a good price for their product
prolonged hot weather during 'and are encouraged to grow hogs
July. The spring wheats were, more extensively another season,
damaged considerably by the This also calls for the growing of
frost of July 25 and by the hot more grain, which results in a
consisting of 640
acres has been listed with the
state immigration commission for
sale to competent farmers in
tracts of 40 and 80 acres. The
owner, J. D. Finn, proposes to
sell the 40 acre tracts at 2500
and the 80 acre tracts at $5000
each. On the 40 acre tract he
will build a three room house and
barn 16 x 32, on the 80 acre tract
a four room house and a barn
32 x 40. The sale will be made
on any reasonable terms with 6
per cent on deferred payments.
Oregon apples are finding a
market in far-away Siberia and
the call for stock this year is un
usually heavy. A shipment some
time ago of 125 boxes of Hood
River apples to Vladivostok was
received in excellent condition
and met with ready demand from
the natives. Within the last few
days other shipments have gone
forward, being routed by way of
Puget Sound from which point
they will go by steamer to Japan
thence to Siberia. No advice
has been received as to the prices
at which these apples are sold to
the ultimate consumer.
More than 12,000,000 feet of
timber, board measure, was given
away by the government to set
tlers in the vicinity of the national
forests in Oregon during the past
year, according to a report just
issued by the district forester.
The entire distribution was made
in lots not exceeding 80 cords to
any one settler. During the
same period timber was sold to
the amount of 24,594,000 feet,
amounting to $159,862. Of this
amount 35 per cent was turned
over to the state for road and
sch6ol purposes.
weather during the time from
heading to ripening.
The following jrivea the actual
and computed yields in bushels
per acre obtained in the spring
wheat varietal test.
Variety Yield Com. Yid.
Early Baart 18.16
Spring Ghirku 15.66
Selected Bluestm 16.M
Washington Club 13.66
19.82
1&66
16. 28
14.72
18.71
12.74
12.68
12.61
10.55
10.34
8.26
ass
8.29
7.49
7.37
6.48
5.88
Fretes 18.88
C. I. No. 2495 11.33
Erivan 12.33
Galgolos 12.16
Fife (Minn 163) 9.66
Martjuis 1 9.33
Velvet Chair 8.66
Marquis 2 8.16
Selected Hayne 8.06
Kabanka 2246 8.00
Marouani 7.16
Yellow Ghamovka 6.00
Kubanka 1354 6.00
Durum.
The Early Baart and Selected
Bluestem wheats are very good
in quality and also showed up at
the head of the list in 1913.
They have both been good yield
ers at other places in Oregon.
They are fairly early and give
promise of being valuable thru-
out Central Orejron. The Durum
wheats, as last year, occupy the
foot of the table. The Stfeetad
Hayne and Velvet Chair an es
sentially the same as the Minm -
sota Bluestem that was grown
quite extensively in Harney Val
ley this season under the name
of 'Minnesota Red" and were,
as last year, the poorest of the
common Bpring wheats. U prob
ably would not be far from cor
rect that the above table consci
entiously studied by the wheat
growers of the county and as
conscientiously put into effect
through cooperation with the Ex
periment Station in its endeavor
to find out and increase good and
high yielding varieties, would go
ha long way toward doing away
with situations like the present
If Selected
double benefit to the entire com
munity. Lakeview Examiner.
The new Hoke cannery at
Med ford has closed its first
season and has been able to pay
a dividend of 6 per cent, a very
unusual result of the first year's
operation or a co-operative con
cern. The cannery put up 35,000
cases of Rogue River Valley
fruits and vegetables during the
season and the management
exiH'cts to at least double this
record next year.
Market Report.
Receipts for last week at the
Portland Union Stock Yards have
been .utile, 1293; calves, 43;
hogs, 6796; sheep, 6183.
This week marked a more en
couraging outlook for cattle that
showed quality. Top steers went
at 7.50, very few sold at 7.00.
Cows did not show quality except
occasionally good stuff bringing
us high as 6.25.
Hcg receipts continued both
liberal in quantity and strong in
price. Tops advanced from 7.40
to 7.55 Friday. Market closing
in excelent shape, prices higher
than at some Eastern markets.
Continued short receipts and
strong prices characterized the
full week market. Lambs sold
as high as 6.50; ewes 4.55 and
all other lines on the same price
level.
The Christmas Thought.
In the Harney county budget
for 1915 they estimate the bounty
on jack-rabbits at $31,100. The
question arises, how are they go
ing to get rid of their jackrabbks,
unless Malheur and Grant and
Crook counties adopt similar
plans for the extermination of
the pests? If the bunny is per
mitted to increase at the usual
rate in the surrounding territory,
the mischievious jack will quickly
overtun the Harney territory
again as fast as he can be exter
minated. It is only fair to our
neighbors that the counties of
Malheur, Grant and Crook adopt
stringent measures for the exter
mination of the rabbit pest at
the same time Harney does, so
that one community will not be
breeding rabbits for the other to
kill. At the recent election Har
ney county voted a 5c rabbit
bounty, and the county court es
timates that there will be 622,000
rabbits killed during the coming
year. In compliance with a pe
tition of the people, the county
court of Malheur county has put
into the 1915 budget a $25,000
appropriation for rabbit bounties.
If a similar bounty is placed on
the rabbit in this county as in
Harney, and the appropriation
exhausted in the work of exter
minating the pest, it would mean
the killing of 500,000 rabbits in
Malheur. In the discussion of
the subject during the recent
election in Harney county, it was
brought out that the rabbits had
destroyed crops valued at approx
imately $200,000 during the past
year. The bounty question car
pied in Harney by a nearly 2 to 1
vote. Malheur Enterprise.
CHRISTMAS HINTS ARE
GIVEN BY DEPARTMENT
Mail Parcels Early is Injunction and
Insure Things of Value. What
You Can and Can't do to Comply
With Parcel Post Requirements.
Pack Articles Careful, Don't Seal
Ideas on Christmas giving are
rapidly changing among the
sensible. Those who think
as they give are looking for a
year-round service as the impor
tant thing.
In a week of shopping, with all
its strain, you will not find a
better gift than a year's sub-
Hayne (essentially 1 8criPtion Jhe .yuth Co
"Minnesota Red) yields 8.06
bushels and thereby produces
only half enough wheat to supply
the local mill, .would not either
Early Baart. with 18.16 bushels
or Selected Bluestem, with 16.66
bushels, have supplied the mill,
kept several thousand dollars in
the country und changed the net
gain to the wheat growers from a
negative quantity into u very M -ceptable
profit?
pumou. it oilers its service, its
clean entertainment, its find sug
gestiveness week after week;
and the end of the year, which
finds many a gift in the attic,
dust-covered and forgotten,
brings The Companion again,
with all the charm of last Christ
mastide. No Ameaican monthely at'any
price offers the same amount of
reading, and none can offer better
quality. Less than four cents a
week provides the best of Christ-
Hogs Bring More mas gifts-$2.00 a year. If you
Profit On Grain subscribe now, all the remaining
! issues of the year will be Bent
1 free, and The Companion Home
That the raising and fattening t Calendar. A copy of the Calen-
of hogs on barley is much more dar is also sent to those who make
profitable than marketing the a gift subscription. Send for
grain directly is shown by the ' aample copies, and the Forecast
test made by C. M. Oliver, u pro-' for 1915.
City Restaurant pays cash for
eggs.
Dry cleaning and pressing at
minent farmer, living a few mile
south of New Pine Creek. Ac
cording to a statement made by
Fred Shaffer, of Fairport who
was in town Tuesday night. Mr.
Oliver kept an accurate account
of the amount of grain used in
feeding his hogs this season and
after deducting other expenses but improve the appetite
found that the price received for strengthen the digestion.
THE YOUTH'S COMPANION.
144 Berkley Street, Boston, Mass
New subscriptions received at
tins office.
Important.
Bear in mind that Chamberlains
Tablets not only move the bowels
and
For
Mad Coyotes Doing
Damage to The Stock
For several months there bus
been report of mad coyotes in
different parts of eastern Oregon
and also of cattle, horses, sheep
and hogs dying from the same
disease, but it is only recently
that it got into this county.
John Wood reports the death
of two horses and Jeff Billingsly
reports several sheep dead, while
from other sections we hi ar of
animals dying.
There is no question about the
malady being rabies as the heads
of several animals have been
sent to Portland and examined.
This is one of the most deadly
diseases known and it is the ex
ception for any animal to recover
when attacked. In most of the
cities they have compelled the
owners of dogs to keep them
either shut up or muzzled and
similar action should be adopted
here if the disease is to be coped
with successfully. The loss of
one child would be so much great
er than that of all the dogs that
no one should hesitate about tak
ing the necessary precautions.
Ontario Argus.
The Times-Herald has heard of
mad coyotes in this county also.
It is reported they have appeared
in the Pine Creek neighborhood
where havoc is being played with
stock and it is asserted animals
in this Valley have been afflicted.
This is a matter that should be
investigated by authorities and
proper steps taken to at least
guard against the possibility of
sacrificing human life until the
malady may be stamped out by
some systematic method.
D.tpondrncy Due to Indigestion.
It is not at all surprising that
persons who have indigestion be
come discouraged and despon
dent. Here are a few words of
hope and cheer for them by Mrs.
Blanche Bowers, Indiana, Pa.
"For years my digestion was so
poor that I could only eat the
lightest foods. I tried overy
thing that I heard of to get relief,
but not until about a year ago
when I saw Chamberlain's Tablets
advertised and got a bottle of
them, did I find the right treat
ment. I soon began to Improve,
and since taking a few bottles of
them my digestion is fine." For
sale by all dealers.
In preparation for the handling
of the Christmas business at the
post-office this year the post
office department has given out
the following instructions to the
public. The department also ad
vises the insurance of all parcels
of much value.
The establishment of the par
cel post has given a wonderful
impetus to the use of the mails
as a meanB of distributing Christ
mas gifts and in view of the in
creased weight limit, reduced
postage rates and other exten
sions of the service during the
past year, it is anticipated that
the amount of mail during the '
may bear simply dedicatory in
scriptions not of a personal na
ture. Other written additions
subject parcels to letter postage.
Communications prepaid at first
class rate provided they are
securely attached to outside of
parcels.
Internal-Revenue Stamps
On and After December 1
The local land office has been
notified by circular letter that the
act ot congress approved Oct. 22
requires that on and after De
cember 1, 1914, and until Decern -
.. ber.'tl. 191K a ton cent infarnal-
wih. ' " . ' r ""-
anuroacnintr nonnav spnsnn
exceed all previous records. In revenue 8iamP must De amxed
order that the Christmas mail to '."' P of a Patent
may be handled promptly and i or Arecerd: ,
satisfactorily, it is essential that Accordingly, applicants for
the public cooperate with the "" CP aunng tne period
postal service to the fullest pos-
sioie extent, rostmasters are
requested, therefore, to make
special efforts to impress this fact
upon their patrons, and in this
connection should emphasize the
importance of the careful observ
ance by the public of the follow
ing simple conditiens:
Prepay postage fully on all
parcels.
Address parcels fully and plain
ly. Place name and address of
.-sender on all matter.
Pack articles carefully and
wrap them securely, but do not
seal them as sealed parcels are
subject to postage at the letter
rate.
Mail parcels early; they may
be marked, "Do not open until
Christmas."
Insure valuable parcels, fee 5
to 10 cents.
Written inscriptions such as
' 'Merry Christmas, ' ' ' 'Happy
New Year." "With Best Wishes"
and numbers, names or letters
for purpose of description, are
permissible additions to fourth
class (parcel post) mail. Books
named must furnish, in addition
to the fee for making certified
copies of any documents or rec
ordr, a ten cent internal-revenue
stamp for each certificate.
Funds with which to purchase
the stamps can not be accepted,
the regulations of the Treasury
Department as to disposition of
moneys received permitting only
the deposit of the money to the
credit of the Treasurer of the
United States or its return by
official check to the sender.
Rtm.rk.bl Cur of Croup.
"Last winter when my little
boy had croup I got him a bottle
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
I honestly believe it saved his
life," writes Mrs. J. B. Cook,
Indiana, Pa. "It cut the phlegm
and relieved his coughing spells.
I am most grateful for what this
remedy has done for him. " For
sale by all dealers.
For Sale- 20.000 lbs. galvan
ized barb-wire. Will exchange
for horses, mules, wagons or
farm machinery. P, S. Weitten-hiller.
Breakfast 5:30 to 9
Dinner 11:30 to 2
City Restaurant
W. R. McCuistion, Prop.
BURNS, OREGON
Supper 5 to 8
Short orders at all hours
The next plague will be the
state legislature, remarks a
neighboring exchange.
Big picture program at Tona-
The Burns Flour Milling Co.
Manufacturers of home products
HIGH GRADE FLOUR
"CREMO" THE FAMOUS BREAKFAST FOOD
The Cream of the Wheat, Fresh and Palatable
Bran and Other Rolled Mill Feeds
You Patronize Home when you deal here
THE
WELCOME PHARMACY
la The Place to Trade
-WHY-
First: Promptness, accuracy and fairdealing. "
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
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.