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About East Oregon herald. (Burns, Grant County, Or.) 1887-1896 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 25, 1895)
WKENFSPAY SEPTEMBER Î» 18-.5
Engine or no Engine;
Xext Friday evening the town
council will probably meet to con
fer the above momentous ques
lion. Shall we purchase the en
gine? The figures are, we believe.
$1200 for the Champion Chemical
Engine, the one that was voted the
night of the citize s meeting.
Is the chemical engine prefera
ble to a water engine?
The citizens of the town are re
quested bv the Mayor to be present
as the council does not desire to act
upon so important a matter without
the consent and advice of the tax
payers of the town.
We doubt very much if the
chemical engine is the better. The
chemical is all right inside of a
building, but after the fire breaks
through to the outside, our under
standing is. then we want water
and want it badly, as the chemicals
will not answer because of t >0 much
space. The adyantage of a watei
engine over the chemical s. wat> 1
will quench the flames b >;h inside
and outside of a building. Bui
this is only our opinion and <1
course many may differ with us.
Now the next point to consider
is, are we able to buy it? and if fo
on what terms? The offer made
us by Mr. Long is $500 cash. $700
in town warrants to be redeemed in
one and two years, or two and three
years we are not certain which,
then we must get the engine from
the railroad, sink our wells or cis
terns deeper and other incidental
expenses which naturally follow
which will probably reach $500.
Where is the $500 cash to com«
from? Is ii in the town treasury?
and if it is wid we not be doing
parties an injury who hold notes or
warrants which ought to be paid?
All these matters should ba consid
ered carefully, and not take upon
ourselves obligations which h**reaf
ter will prove very burdensome.
Do not understand we oppose pre
paring necessary fire protection, w«-
heartily endorse any measures com
patible with our ability. Would it
not, if we decide to buy an engine,
be better to bond the town in a suf
ficient bond to pay off our indebt
cdtiess and pay the cash for an en-
|ine. and provide a sinking fund to
lr‘**t the bonds.
Some will say, how in the
Jpl,gue" are you going to do that?
l!*fgi\e us a little more apace and
” think we can answer it satisfac
The income of the town at this
Extraordinary Longevity in Chile. Missouri Democrats,made in August
' last at Pertle Springs, fully and un
The last census of Chile furnishes reservedly and have never wavered
seme interesting statistics relative
in my position.’
to longevity of certain represents-
tives of the human race, who live
Martha M. Gurnee was offered 1
in that far away corner of ‘ Latin” i
$10 for her red flannel petticoat, |
or ‘ Spanish” America. According
‘ it. She'
the 93 but declined to part with
to the figures in question, in t------
is merely a railroad station agent
provinces of Chile the enumerators
at Mount Ivy, N. Y., and her red
found 211 men and 283 women who
flannel petticoat saved a passenger
had passed the century milestone.
One man Rafael Munoz of Colcha-j
burned, covering the railroad track
qua. was returned as being 150
with debris, and Martha slipped off
years of age. The oldest woman
her petticoat and sent her brother ,
was 138. Of the other “old timers”
with it to flag the train. A passen-.
they found one man 135 and two
ger wanted the garment as a souv
women 132, one man 130, one over
enir. Martha probably has sense ;
127, one woman 125 and three men
enough to keep the petticoat for an- j
and four women 123, one man
122 and three women 121; 20 wo
should reward her and issue an
men and eight men gave in the ages
order Jequesting all women station ,
as 120, and two women acknowl
agents to wear red petticoats.
edged to being past 119; five wo
men and three men were at the 118
Bess Platt to Boss Quay:
mark. Of all the others over 100,
turned the trick again; they
240 w°re women and 195 were men.
lose me. See!’’
The most remarkable exhibit ic
the whole array is the one which
C hauncey Depew has been taking ,
shows that 53 women and 38 men
a few snap shots at European poli-j
gave in their ages at 110.—St. Louie
tics and, of course, exhibiting the I
T he free silver forces of the Unit
S ome of the republican papers.
ed States will Be consolidated and seem to forget that the laws under
headquarters established in Chica-‘
which the administration must ad
go. General A. J. Warner will be | minister the national finances are
president of the consolidated body republican laws.
1 nd Edward F. Light secretary.
This much was agreed upon at the
P erhaps in talking about the '
conclusion of the conference of sil
part he played in raising that big1
ver leaders at the Auditorium hotel
campaign fund in 1888, Mr. Wana-
The new consolidation of bimet
uiaker is throwing out a hint to the
allic leagues perfected an organiza-
candidate of ’96. It is believed
tiBn and a committee of nine was
that he could b® persuaded to du
appointed to take charge of affairs
plicate it at the same price.
and keep headquarters in Chicago«
The committee promptly
T he newspapers that aie now
launched a bomb in the shape of
their level best to force anoih-1
the following resolution: “That it
is the sense of the committee that er bond issu«, by raising doubts of
an early conference of bimetallists the ability of the government to
from all states who are willing 10 maintain the gold reserve, will be
place cause above party, be called the loudest in their abuse of the
to meet and formulate a plan to administration should they succeed.
ward holding a national convention'
to nominate candidates for presi
Ex-Speaker Crisp’s latest inter
dent and vice-president of the Unit view makes him declare his belief |
ed States upon a platform with the that the democratic national con 1
-ole plan of independent bimetall vention must come out for the tree |
ism of the Tnited States.”
coinage of silver at 16 to 1, in order
to win the next Presidential election.1
T he latest from Washington savs:
Another United States senator can
The German Emperor ought to
be added to those who have left the know that suppressing papers and
standard of the advocates of the punishing editors is not a good way
free and unlimited coinage of silver to put down socialism in Germany
at the ratio of 16 to 1. Senator'The average socialist is perfectly i
Vest, of Missouri, who is now in
happy when given an opportunity,
Carlsbad, has, in private con versa to pose
lions with persons who have met
him in Europe, declared that, in
Republicans are doing Jots of
his opinion, free coinage of si]ver • talking about their expectations in
at the old ratio was no longer poss-' Kentucky and Maryland, but none I
of them have any money to back
Just what position the Missouri their claims, at least they won’t put
senator will occupy on the silver it up
question will probably not be known
until torn« occasion arises in which
The principal thing needed to
he oan express himself, but, savs a make democratic success next year
Missouri gentlemen, it can be an a certaii ty is party harmony. With
nounced with poeitiveness that he harmony the party can win; with
will neyer again favor the free coin out harmony it cannot possibly1
age of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1. |«in.
>• from $2000 to $2,500. Now
°fth18 income it takes .............. .
1 not ts ex-
tertl $1001) to pay the expenses of
town, consequently we have.
I how, one thousand dollars
C*n ** 'oan*d »t ten per cent
and this fund will be suf-
“Cient to 1-----
0 meet our bonded indebt-
----- X anv extra taxation
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The foregoing is a canard gotten
Bp0'1 ®w citizens
Remember if up and published for political pur
The Atlanta exposition deserves
‘wd th. town,______
we can get poses. The following is Senator to he. as it doubtless will be, a
P*‘r cent or less, Vest's answer: “I have not changed great success. Those who go from
Uw i *LW‘n ** °Ut of debt’ ««cept
other sections will |earn much
my opinion in the slightest degree
about the south that they neyer
* »inking fund creat-
thing. will h^b?nd’«
we think as to silver and must protest against' knew before.
•hap- th.', * ,n * much better being called upon to explain itnag
•bo bavl St Dre,*nL and we will inary statements I never made and
■y r. _.al « b -»r
et fire r°UCt,On from the rav- for which I am not responsible. I
stand upon the platform of the
D m StM, New York U.
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