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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1918)
ME OLD TIMES
town Meetings Not Just as They
j - Used to Be.
It I an Improvement, but
nbiiacent Citizen Seemed to
fipeak With a Certain Ting
"How Old town meeting go this
rf" inquired Opt Dudley 1'a.tter-
Just home from n voyage nd
i littinkjunrtera for Infonrm-
of ulml had liimootictl of Inter
cut while he lintl been nwity.
"W-a-a-n-a-l, Cap'n," befaii Qrlndle
the aatsraksajper, "tir annual meeUng
of, the legal voters o' tills town, to inert
at act upon certain articles to-wlt,
wat'l)'. ain't nothln' what It used to
fc. Times In changed WOOdertully,
aaiiilaii atmja the ww broke out.
"TAmvu ineet'u' Dowadayi is gettln'
at be jin decorlons as lh' Bible ilnss
vvaaoa meets in th' small vestry di
swtlj after lucii'liin' .services, to
Sshich all adults are Invited.
"They ain't no winders hroke, nor
few stoic tipped over, nor the luod'raior
tsn'i have to suspend consideration of
nlrle :.'! while he 0ei down on th'
.ill Impresses seine cil ell as to
er iiarl'tncntary procedure hy hatiK-
fta him over th' head with a caulkiu'
awallel, usimI In More peaceful ino
aavmta as a guvcl."
"Tea, I see It done," put in Captain
faltershall with a chuckle. "It used
to lake an aide man to do the mod-
themselves with lire extinguishers,
they clashed lo the rescue. The life of
the petty office! was saved and the de
struction of the hangar prevented. Sec
retary Daniels wrote a personal letter
to each of the murines, commending
him for his coolness and presence of
mind In the face of sudden danger.
Private I.awtou enlisted In the ma
rine corps on August 4, 1014, at Nor
folk, Va. Private Burnap jelned the
soldiers nf the sea at Philadelphia on
July 21, 1017.
"They was times," continued (Jrln
eUe, "when a woman couldn't go hy on
'tuber aide of the street from the
tewn hall without stickin' both lingers
her ears, hut this year there was a
of em limn tli' gallery an' all lis-
iiu' lookin' on an' knlttin'.
We've got a woman on the school hoard
think o' that :
Th' battle of rmpteddidd.v wan't
CMtbin' lo some of (It vl'lcnt collisions
toetmven the Itoshki lovls froOl the Up-
jewiii " tir vaiii.v an' the clainmers
ftv:u flown on th' cupe bill liny ain't
T-uthtn' like that bow. Tir hatchlt In
hurieil in ii carefull marked -put.
Ao' ivhal do you think, ciip'n, they
ejpeaHii up tli' inceiiii' with prayer, an'
aiiri. prayer it was, at that. Elder
aiece.s o' the li:iiiis cinirch, he prayed
far "i'Jj-u; ' i'ollard, lh' luod'raior that
fce aralgbi preside ovjw tir detlb-raUoni
"with nlsilom an' Jcdgmciit. It ain't on
a-atas-rU thai ol' I'ollard was ever
BMrayviJ for before not that way. Th'
easier pruyed lor 'iooal everybody an'
-eryihiiig an' then for who or wliat
aar uiglit lime left our.''
"Weil, wasn't it a better town meet-
ftS than the old-fashioned kindV" iu-t-ruurWl
"Mr'-n-aa-a-l, I s'pOM, It was, in
eeakin" o' results an' good hl.ness
t-eeeUin's; but there seemed f be
awaoelhtu' bickin' this war has upset
Baauay old an' time-honored iu.stltoo
fSataa, somehow." Ho.ston Globe.
Telephonea In Canada.
A most remarkable Increase Is evl
denced In the use of the telephone In
Canada during the past five years, ac
cording to a report recently laid upon
the table of the house of commons.
TJie number of telephones In use
throughout the Dominion In 11)11! was
8T0J84, while In 1III7 the number had
grown lo 004,188. The number of tele
phone companies operating III 1813 was
088t and live veins later there were
1,650 Companies In operation. A total
Of B80tff?3 miles of wire was in use
during the year 1018, In 1017 the wire
mileage was 1,7084102. The capitaliza
tion of telephone companies also shows
a great Increase in the tlve-ycar period.
In 1018 It was 0424178,881, while In
June. 1017. It was 70.VJ1.70-'. The
revenue during the same period had
grown approximately $S.(KM).(MH). The
number of persons for each telephone
in the 1 1.. minion In 1018, was 10..') and
in 1IH7, 18.4
HAIR WORTH MORE THAN GOLD
Lock From Head of ths Immortal
George Washington Brought Sum
of Five Hundred Dollars.
It Is a wise barber who knows his
famous customers, notes a writer. A
single hair from the head of Shake
speare would be priceless today. Tet
tin must frequently, methlnks, bare
hail his hair cat. Moat poets wear
their hair loag, hut there cornea a time,
even to a poet, when he must have It
trimmed at least. That Is the barber's
A silver shell-shaped rellquard con
taining a lock of hair of Milton, to
gether with a lock of hair of Kllxa
hetlt Barrett BMWBlag, sold In Lon
don nt an auction recently for 1400,
A lock of Thackeray's hair, cut from
his head after his deatli by bis daugh
ter, Anne, i.ndy Ritchie, fetched $100
at auction. Milton did not get quite
that much for "Paradise Lost." The
sale of a lock of Napoleon's imlr for Id
shillings denotes a serious slump In
hair shares. Perhaps there was doubt
I'p North In the early duys we no
Mod sweet clover a mil. nine Wo
dug It out, cut It off, and did nil we
know to eradicate It; still it came on
It took the roadsides, fenco corners,
ditch banks, and any old place, wet
or dry, that was not In other crops.
It grew and did well rlgbt In fairly
strong alkali water; water-logged
seemed to bo Its favorite place. But
It also grew on dry land.
Then some one started things by
offering good prices for seed. Some
of these waste plaoes made more
money for the seed than the better
sections of the farm.
The United Htates Department of
Agriculture Weekly News Uulletlu
has this to say:
Let the sweet clover grow this year
In vucunt lots along roadsides and
along railway rights of way until
after the blooming season. Hi US
provide mure nectar for the honey
whether It ever grew on Napoleon's '"'cm and nvontuully more substitutes
Two Brave Marines.
Osi the first day of February, 1818,
awe vviis an explosion in a seaplane
hangar on an aviation field near YYa-,h-ta-wi.i.
The explosion started a fire
:..'!. set ablaze the clothing of u
can- petty Officer of the navy. The
tomb of the petty olllcer und the de-SFlrtM-tion
of the coMl.v hangar were Im-
swtt. Privates William It. I.aWtoii
Kayuiond J. iliiriiap, United Slates
from the Washington navy
Hard, were u'i (Jut nearby. Arm lug
Many persons remember the destruc
tion of Onlveston by a West Indian
hurricane which blew so hard It forced
the sea up Into the streets of the city
and thousands of lives were lost. As
n protection against a similar disaster,
the city built a great sea wall. This
year it has begun nearly two miles
more of sea wall which will take near
ly two years to complete and v hleh
will cost 02.000,00, After tile great
storm of 1!WO, the citizens raised the
site of the city 17V4 feet by pumping
millions of tons of sand from the gulf.
' Onlveston has taxed Itself for nil these
colossal Improvements. Kxchange.
SAME BOTHERSOME WEEDS
Pete to the Aboripines Continue to Be
sn Annoyance to Farmers Now
Tilling the Soil.
When Samuel ( iaiiaplaln earned the
gratitude of succeeding generations by
keeping n Journal as be sailed along
the COBJit from the mouth of the St.
Lawrence to Cape Ann he recorded.
among other things, tin- appearance
of the fields with Ii the Indian women
cultivated not far from the site of the
preseni town of Qloncester, .Mass. Be
described, relates a writer, the hoes
used by t tit-Ill. made from the shells of
the horseshoe crab, o creature, which
Interested hltn greatly, and he also told
of the weeds which these women
grabbed up with their primitive hoes,
llius eavfng their corn, beans and
Among the weeds he mentioned es
peclully the purslane of which he saw
enough and. If he could come back to
day and inspect the gardens rlong the
Massachusetts shore he would find the
same weeds flourishing In the same old
way and holding their own against the
most modern of farm Implements.
More than that It would not be sur
prising If he found fields In which the
weeds had gained Hie upper hand and
had smothered the planted crop,
whether f beans, aojoaafa or corn, and
he could well be pardoned If he won
dered that agriculture, after more than
.'MX) years, was still helpless against
the weeds which he had fought In his
cranium at all. for In 1000 a similar
relic, much Hie sunn' color and texture,
realized $100, and a year earlier two
locks were sold for ll.'i ami 088 re
Bill probably the record was broken
In America, where most records are
doomed to be broken sooner or Inter,
for at mi miction sale In New York a
lock of Imlr from the head of the Im
mortal George Washington fetched the
sum of 0800.
ARTICHOKE IS EASY TO GROW
Favorite Vegetable, Declared to Be
Valuable Article of Food for Both
Man and Beast.
The Jerusalem artichoke deserves to
be much better known In this country
which s Us native land, for It Is one
of the favorite vegetables In all parts
of Kurope. It Is easv to grow, and a
most valuable article of food for man
mid beast, prof. T. D. A Cockered of
file Dnlveraltjf of Colorado extols Its
merits In the Scientific Monlhlv and
tells some most Interacting .facta about quantity t( "" alUes
for sugar. This appeal Is made by the
United Stales Department of Agri
culture. Sweet clover, recognized by bee
keepers for many years us u vulu
uble honey plant, bus beou consi
dered u weed in niuny places, t'lty
county, and rullwuy authorities, as
well us farmer.!, have cut the plants
before the blooming season, thus pre
venting then from maturing seed.
It is admitted that Mweet clover
unmolested, many of the plants reach
ing a height of ti feet, but it la not
difficult to eradicate, and sweet
tovi-i recently bus become well
known us u valuable forage plant.
Thousands of acres In some sections
of Hie country urn planted annual
ly to grow forage crops, and results
iiuvc Justified the rapidly Increas
The United Stales must not only
im reuse sugar production for domes
tic needs, but must ship uu increuHed
seemed to agree with me.
"I began reading about this Tanlac
when you first came here, but did not
decide lo try the medicine until 1
talked wllh a friend of mine who
hud actually used It. Ho said It was
the best thing he had ever taken,
and that was sufficient proof for me.
"I have Just finished the first bot
tle and came here this morning, not
only to buy the second bottle, but to
toll you Just what it has done for me.
I began enjoying my meals from the
first few drops. My nervousness Is
gone and I can sleep like a child and
always wake up early In the morning
ready for breakfast and feeling re
freshed. I am very fond of onions,
but was almost afraid to eat them,
because they always disagreed with
me so; I could taste them for hours
afterwards, I ate one for dinner the
other day and II agreed with me per
ils fly and I felt no bud effects whut-
so ever. I tell you I am beginning to
I'eeJ like a different man and am ul
wuys going lo keep tills Tanlac on
hand. It bus done mo more good
than anything else in the medicine
line I have ever taken. I certainly
do recommend It to my friends. It is
Tanlac Is sold in Burns by Bei I
Iter. . Stewart Maddox, Paster.
oordlei iavltatloa Is extended
te yen In attend ear services . Th
keem ef the service en the Sakha's.
are an fnHewe:
9esetn School at is A. K.
Prenchlag at 11 A. M. I
Young Peoples' xeeetlng nt 6:45
Song service at 7:80 P. M.
Preaching at : P. M.
Prayer meeting Wednesday at T:30
Light less nlg'sts are on deck again
and the Great White Way Is discon
certed. Hut we have not heard that
Uncle Sam has placed any restrii
Hon on the light of the moon am
that Irna good enough for our forefathers.
should be lumio this yeur lo stlinii
late production of substitutes 1)1
sugar In localities v. here sweet
(lover is growing abundantly, city,
county, and railway officials arc ask
its name is a curiosity to etymology
The word "nrtli hoke" s derived from
the Moorish "alkharsliof," Which
nppn si in the true, or globe artichoke
of which We eat Hie Mower bond with
its thicken. acts and the delicate ' ",l '" "operate with beekeepers and
"bottom." This plant, which Is of the M'" ,l"'1 all Wall known nectar
thistle family. Is a uutlvn of the old producing pluntH. and especially
world. The Jerusalem artichoke. It ell i sweet clover, ure not cut until after
unions innerosiis. Is a tuner wlitrn ,. l.l,,,,,,, i .. oerlod
grows on the roots of n sunflower. U
was well-known and niiieli used by fhf
unlives of America before the coming
of Columbus. It was Introduced Into
France early in the seventeenth cen
tury and was grown In the ramose
gardens In Koine, whence It was ills,
trlbitled throughout Kurope under Hie
name of Olruaotg Artlcloceo, or sun
flower artichoke. "The na art!
choke," writes l'rofessor t'ockerell
"appears to have been given to the
lleltanthiis solely on account of the
more or less similar flavor, while 'Jem
saiein' is mi English corruption of the
Italian ' lira sole, or sunflower."
"That tlsh Isn't fresh."
"Oh, yas, sah. Dnt llsh am fresh,
"Ycll. It's beelltt long llllle out of
"Oh. no, sah. I seed dat fish
crnwlin' out oh de water only an hour
ill m i
You may have the most wonderful
store in the county, but if you don't
advertise who will know about it?
USE SPACE FREELY
Include the use of The Times-Herald
in your appropriation it's the best
medium in Harney county for let
ting people know about what you
have to sell.
Advertise in dull seasons as well as
in prosperous times you can make
your business hum every day in the
year by using space freely.
This plan was
pgnctleed in at least one locality last
year with gratifing ivaults. and It la
hoped that all sweef clover growing
within a uille of colonies of bees will
be permllted to stund until after the
blooming period this year.
Sweet clover not oirftr produces an
abundant flow of nectar over a long
period bill does not begin to bloom
until the while clover anil alsike
clover nectar flowing Is nearly over,
thus supplying an abundance of nee
tarrhi'ii few uc fur-producing plants
are iii bloom. Owners of bees are nd
vised to make every effort to bring
the Importance or sweet clover to till1
attention of Officials In charge of
mowing id, int., In vucunt lots, uloiig
; roadsides and along the rights of way
of rallwuys, and to endeavor to huve
flic n owing of such places where
W.enl clover is growing delayed un-
til tin! flowering period Is pust. By
i hearty cooperating to this end. the
department says, the production to
bonny can be considerably Increased
this yegr, Reclamation Record.
"ins TREATMENT is
ItK.MAKKAHLuK" UK HAYS
Ifis Itcnoil kiilde Medicine Accom
plish Wonderful KcmiIis
In l.e.uihig Cities
Nearly everybody lit Kuo'xville.
Teiiu. especially the railroad i pin,
know Captain !' S. I'ntty, for twelve
years district passenger ggool for
the Northern Pacific railroad, with
local offices lii t'lialtauoogu and gen
eral oil u it in St. Paul, Minn.
On account pi generally lulling
health Cape Potty was forced to
discontinue active work und for the
pust lew years hns been making his
home in Kno.wille, where lie nuin
her his frlnds hy his uciuulnt:inces.
Ho is a kind genial ueuUemun of the
eld school, and Is beloved by all who
know him. The following Interesting,
statement was made by lilm in pur
son to the Tanlac representative:
"I am C9 years old and always eu
Joyud good health up to about six
years ago. when I suffered a nervous
breukdown und my g norul health
grudually failed me. My principal
trouble was Indigestion and oat:;rrh,
but my wole system ; coined to bo out
of shape. My condition finally got ho
bad 1 couldn't sleep at night and al
ways ufter eating I would suffer ho
from Indigestion and heartburn (hut j
I felt Just like thero wuh a coal of !
fire in my stomach. My hearing und I
vixlon wero also affected. I consult-!
oil cveral doctors here in Knogvlllo I
and other cities and they helped me
considerably and I finally gut so 1
OOltli go around, but some how 1 Jiut I
couldn't feel right and I couldn't
aloep ut night which made me awful
l nervous and nothing I would tml j
No other words can describe th relations
that saWttld exist between a Bunk und its
j hi trons.
If you haven't confidence in the soundness of a
bank, you certainly will not trust your money
This Bank invites carrfnl inspection of its
financial strength and sourd btuingea methods.
We know they are fcbovi criticitni. Lot the
noint is, we want you to kt ow it.
When you have learned, then we solicit your
business on our merits.
CRANE STATE BANK
- SAGEBRUSH LANDS
with water rights for sale on
Blitzen River in tracts of 80
Acre3 or more. Reasonable
prices one-fifth cash balance
easy terms, six per cent in
terest. Eastern Oregon Live Stock
THE UNIVERSAL C P
Bring your Foul car to ua wlnn it m-i'ils
to be "fix. ii up" or repaired. We Buaiantve
the most reliable work; th genuine ForeWmade
materials and to ask Foul prieva, It is our
business to know all about Ford cars. We have
the necessary equipment and competent work
men to do the work as it should be done and to
arive you prompt attention at all times. When
you want to buy a Ford car we earnestly solicit
BURNS AND CRANE
For your convenience we keep a supply of
Foui) RBPAIR8 and OILS
at Narrows. Riley, Aiberson, Harney, Drewsey
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