f imt$-ttdk CITY OF BURNS COUNTY OF HARNEY The Biggest County In The State m The Biggest City In The Biggest Of Oregon, Bast In The West County In The State Of Oregon T 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.