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CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The'West
mt
The Biggest City In The Bi
County In The State Of Oregon I
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BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. JANUARY 26, i18
NO .11
VOL. XXVI
;ETTER PROTECTION
FROM FIRE PROPOSED
:ity Authorities Make Thorough In
vestigation and
Better Facilities For Entire Town.
More Fire Apparatus Will Be Se
cured And New Steel Pipes Laid.
n. ilr meetinur of the , steel pipe will be purchased to
city council last Wednesday niffht !
several men who have knowledge
.'..- k itiition as well as expor-
i.-nce in fighting fire were called
In to advise with the council and
BUggwt ways and means to giva
Hums better fire protection. As
a result it is the intention of the
authorities to take immediate
steps toward this end.
It has been realized for some
time tnat me present mp.... ...
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iditional apparatus should be pro-
ided. but the city has alwiys
been handicapped in a financial
way and had many places to put
what money was received from
arious sources from time U
time. It had not been a matter
i : muliirence upon the part of
me authorities, but rather on
i.ecount of lack of funds which
'hey could convert to such a pur
pose that has kept the matter
tack. The fire of last week has
auseda more thorough arousing
f the property owners to the
necessity of better protection
and the council will act upon it
it once.
It is proposed to purchase an
additional pumping engine of o.V
lorse power which will be
nounted on trucks as a means of
aking it to the most availaole
,vell in case of fire, this to sub
titute the old hand pumping en-
rine which is rather antiquated,
esides a source of "grief" in a
way as it is hard to man it in an der ground as it should drain it
emergency. Men who are not seif when not in use, the only
kiccustomed to violent exercise do
i.ot make good on the hand pump street crossings.
as the experience of last week Thia ia a wjae move on the p
,-howed when they would not last 0f tne council and should be corn
two minutes on the pump and do mended by all property owners.
ffective work. In connection
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with the new engine wdl also be
purchased a rotary pump of suf-
ticient capacity for the purpose.
Two thousand feet of five inch
THE BURNS HOTEL
DELL DIBISLI:, Prop.
Centrally Located, Good Clean
Meals, Comfortable Rooms,
Clean and Sanitary Beds
First Class Bar In Connection. Give Me A Call
New Year Resolution
Win nun, results positively establish the fact that
Archie McGowan
Of Burns, Harney County, Oregon, Is
The Leading Land Man
Resolved, That what I have for
sale, I will list with him, because
I wish to sell it. He makes good!
Your Safety Demands
That You Have Your Prescription!! Filled At The
REXALL DRUG STORE
A license it not all that it required to fill Prescriptions.
You muit have perfect quality of ingredient, accuracy in
compounding and complete and well kept stock.
We give you all these. We never substitute. Your
Doctor's wish is carried out to the minutes detail.
REED BROS., Props.
Prepare Plans For
be placed in two most available
places from the wells on the flat
to different places on the hill,
and 1000 feet of hose with a cart
will be added to be housed at the
most convenient place on the hill
to connect up with the steel pipes
when needed,
This entire equipment will cost
km than $2500 and will be the
means or preaiiy reuueinjc ma lire
risk and help save property that is
nrnpt:1.niitf -Uhani riw fire
i, it 1,, ill, mmmt.in
tern.
The purchase of this addition
al equipment will entail some
outlay, but it is all practical and
hould a water system be put in
in the near future some of it can
be used to an advantage while
the remainder may be disposed
of to good advantage. The plan
discussed at the meeting was to
have the steel pipe laid on a
grade from two different parts
of town for instance one from a
well in the neighborhood of the
J. 0. Welcome Sr. or Farre sec
tions in that portion of the resi
dence district while another be
laid from main street west from
Tne Times-Herald building or
tlur convenient street to the
hill portion of town. The big
onKjMCs could be attached at
either place needed and with
1000 feet of hose on the hill the
water could be conducted to al
most any buildinjrup there. The
stee pjng need not be placed un-
precaution being to protect it at
me means must De proviueu lor
unmet naie use as me mauer oi a
water Hygtem mU8t carefully
consi(eri;(j before undertaken
anj wjh require time to finance
and install.
ORIGINAL "MUTT OREGON
CITIZEN IS GUEST HERE
Bud Fisher's "Model" Brings
Coyote Hides and Skins
Of Other Animals. Tells
How He Came To Be 'Goat'
One of the most unique char
acters in all Oregon, the man
who is said to be the original of
"Mut" in the pictures from Bud
Fisher's pen, which appear in
The Journal, is a Ruest in Port
land, in the person of Tom
Stevens of Burns, Harney county,
says the Journal.
Tall, round shouldered, keen
eyed and deliberate, Stevens only
by his actions suioresta the fa
mous cartons by means of which
Fisher has exemplified the world
old habit of the strong imposing
upon and bullying the weak.
Where Mutt has merely blots
for eyes, Stevens has gray optics
that make him one of the surest
shots in all the 10,000 square
miles of Harney eounty. Where
Mutt has a linger-like protuber
ance, Stevens has an olfactory
appendage, well stuped, and not
at all large, when compared withj
the square jaw beneath. You
notice that Mutt hasn't a jaw at
all, except what he conceals some
where in the region of his Adam's
apple.
Stevens ia at the Imperial. He
freighted into Portland one of
best lot of furs seen here since
the days when everyone could
wear fur and the cost of high
living wasn't so much the sub
ject of anathema and essay be
cause the city nor its frivolity
gave cause.
Here's thestorv they tell about
the way Ton Stevens was im
mortalized as "Mutt" by Bud
Fisher:
Stevens once olayed a skillful
game at low risks. Also he fol
lowed the races all over the
country. His little friend, who
was always with him, was Scotty
Bailey. A game or a race would
go wrong and Stevens would turn
on Scotty with horrible reviling
and sometimes the physical vio
lence which Fisher depicts by
means of skull bumps and black
eyes. Before Scotty died he
died a good while ago it is re
lated that Fisher, then an ob
scure western cartoonist, ran
across the strangely assorted
pair.
In a half dozen frames daily he
made them traverse the gamut
of all that a bully knows.
"Ah, I tell yah, an enemy
started that talc on me," pro
tested Stevens, half angry, but
still grinning. "Why, he set
fire to his house to get the in
surance, and staved in so long he
almost burned hisself. 1 tell yuh
now how it was: There waa a
little game and this fellow lost
$800. Then he tried to sue me
and get it back. What do y'
know about that? The idea of
him thinkin' he could get it back.
I won the case. Then he started
this story on me. I recon its
gone a long ways now. That's
the way with things that knocks
a feller."
To Portland the fur buyer
brought this time the hides of
400 Harney coyotes, which are
transformed into robes. He has
many muskratH, some otter and
100 wild cats, and he thinks he
will ship the pelts east.
Chronic Conttipulion Cured.
"Five years ago I had the
worst case of chronic constipa
tion I never knew of and Cham
berlain's TabletB cured me,"
writes S. F. Fish, Brooklyn,
Mich. For sale by All Dealers.
The Ford Car Model T 1913
Is the universal
Cheaper Car"
Car."
car;
Not
but "Better
Every third car in the world is
a FORD and every owner is a
satisfied one that means much.
Touring Curt, 5 Pauvnger, $725.00
Roaditer, Two Pauangcr, $1)50.00
Ail fully equipped and De
livered Here In Burns.
For catalogues and full infor
mation enquire at or writs) the
BURNS GARAGE
IEc)iuir Ai.nl. For Hunr Caeatrl
RAILROADS UNDERPAID
FOR MAIL SERVICE
They State That The Parcel Port
Will Increase Service Demanded
Without Additional Remuneration
Which Is Liable To Entail A Loss
Compelling Them To Curtail Their
Handling Of The Mail Business
"When Congress authorized
the establishment of the parcels
post it made no provision for the
remuneration of the railroads,
which will be compelled to carry
this additional business free for
some years unless the national
law makers authorize an earlier
adjustment of the existing con
tracts." said Mr. J. P. O'Brien,
Vice-President and General Man
ager of the Oregon -Washington
Railroad & Navigation Company
to a representative of this paper.
"The committee on railway
mail pay, representing 214,276
miles of railway in the United
States, operated by 268 compan
ies, has issued a statement con
taining facts and figures which
prove that the railway mail pay
does not equal the operating ex
penses that it makes necessary,
leaving nothing for return upon
the value of the property.
"This statement was called
forth by a report to congress by
the Postmaster General, in which
he claimed that the railroads
were beinir overpaid for the
work of carrying the mails. The
committee asserts, however, that
the cost of carrying the mails is
much greater than the Postmas
ter General estimates it to be,
and that even his own figures
demonstrate that the railroads
are not fairly paid now for the
work that they do and for the
facilities that they furnish. The
statement of the committee fur
ther calls attention to the fact
that the inauguration of the par
cels post will force the mail pay
still further below the level of
just compensation by enormous
ly increasing the volume of mat
ter transported.
"The people of the Pacific
Northwest receive a large amount
of mail over the O-W. R.4N.
In connection with related lines
we operate a fast mail train
from Chicago to the coast. This
train makes the best running
time of any train on our lines.
It is made up solely of mail and
express cars. We are enabled
by its operation to make prompt
delivery of mail and articles Bent
by express. In Portland, for ex
ample, within three-quarters of
an hour from the time of the ar
rival of the fast mail at 7:00
a m. the letters are being dis
tributed by the carriers. The
mail clerks sort the mail by route
on the trains. Equally prompt
delivery is possible with the ex
press. "It costs a large amount to op
erate trains of this character.
Our best engines are needed and
used on these fast runs. Where
there are heavy grades, two en
gines are used to maintain the
schedule. New and expensive
steel cars have been substituted
for the wooden ones. These cars
lighted and heated, are placed on
station tracks for advance dis
tribution often many hours be
fore the departure of the trains.
Mails are called for and delivered
at a large proportion of the post-
omrex loeated at railwav towns.
"Knlarging the size and in-
creasing the weight of the pack-1
age which may be sent by
ma,, i
means a diminution in the num-
ber of packages which will be
iSJHyM2Bt2' s
sent by express. The railroad
company is paid for the latter,
but it is underpaid for the mail
at present, and the parcels post
will increase our work so that
we are in a position to lose
amounts that cannot be even ap
proximately estimated at this
time.
"The railroads are anxious to
serve the people, but they can
not be expected to do this at a
great loss entailed through the
failure of the United States gov
ernment to properly reimburse
them for services rendered. Mail
weighings are made quadrennial
ly. Prior to the next weighing
the mail carrying lines stand to
lose immense sums.
"We are giving good service
with our fast mail. We are
meeting the demand for expedi
tious delivery. Should the de
mands of the mail service under
the new conditions brought
about by the inauguration of the
parcels post necessitate an addi
tional amount of equipment we
may be compelled to curtail our
service. This will not be done,
however, if just compensation is
received."
Don't Smoke or Drink
Beer But Keep Clean
What he thinks of smoking,
drinking and playing cards was
told the students of the Oregon
Agricultural College by Raymond
Bobbins, noted Chicago social
worker, at the last college convo
cation. "No man here enjoys a good
cigar better than I, but it is
thirteen years since I have quit
smoking" he said. "It is just
because I want all my power so
that I can call upon this physical
body of mine and go the limit
when the hour of strain comes.
'The time was when I couid
toss three beers under my belt
and think I was happy, when I
was merely boozy. I stopped
that thirteen years ago, for the
same reason. "
Speaking of card playing as a
waste of time, Mr. Bobbins said:
"I like a great, clear, definite
brain that wants to know. The
solution of the problems of today
will rest in a large measure on
this kind of brain. You can not
get me to waste what brains I
have on futile, wasteful things.
That is why I do not play cards.
There are more important things
to busy my mind with. "
Creamery Doing Big Business
There is one industry in Prine
ville which the lack of railroad
facilities seems to affect not in
the least. That is the Pioneer
Cream Company, which is put
ting out between 1400 and 1600
pounds of butter every week.
This is eagerly sought for in the
Portland and Dalles markets, so
that the demand is never ending.
Bnd tne Redmond stage is always
loaded, if not with other matter
tnen w'th butter. The cream-
rle uat Redmond and
2SS" " !
will be a cheese manufacturinir
"(""'J ITCH. MCAl IIJIIIK Wf
center, than which no community
has better advantages. Review.
INLAND EMPIRE REALTY COMPANY
W. T. LESTER iBVKNH, OHKUONj J. D. McNEAL
11.11. ! YOU l'i:ori.K THAT VNT TO IIM. lhvilgMe, wl
I'll'H Win.' Whi. Mii'l Wliy. Tlii'rr II A KKAM'N l'n..ln .iu ) inn -Th
INLAND KMI'IKK KKAl.TY COMPANY, .( HuniH, On, h
Hold nwirii (fopsnue limn all tlu"H- RROAUU IT H A KNOWN I'M I
-Milan toour COMI'KTIIOKK RAVK Then Hit your Mneertj all!)
Noila that liavn iliown ilial Ihay kuow tl'nir liiiiini'in lliul will ln tin
biinim'H tin t and trrat you on Ilia iquaru.
Wa write k'IRK 1NHURAN0E (or the halt i:omuMiii ALL KINDS
(11 l.ANDHCHIPT KOK HAI,i: utten.l to all kiuU ol land iiiatteri
JUBT A8 IT81iOUl.il Hi; DONK. Write or call and nee on DO IT Nl'W
DIRECTOR NEWELL GIVES
ADVICE ON IRRIGATION
PLANS AND COSTS
ncviaiiiniiuii vincim i cm ill-
D l .: rtc- :i -rii. l
veatorsln Private Projects
Not To Expect Work Can
Be Done Less Than $1 An
Acre At The Lowest Rate
What does it cost to run priv
ate irrigtion projects and what is
the difference between these and
the projects which are operated
by the government?
To secure answers to the ques
tion Director F. H. Newell of the
reclamation Bervice has written
to all the managers of private ir
rigation projects in the United
States, including those of Oregon.
The information when acquired
will be used to aid private pro
jects as a contribution by the
government, says the Journal.
Investors in projects think op-!,. . ' ,. - ., .
. . . . Jj! effort. As a result of the inspir
eration and maintenance should ,
be carried on for less than $1 an
acre, and they have discharged
manager after manager endea
voring to get the cost below the
dollar, says Mr. Newell.
"The result has been that the
systems have greatly deteriorat
ed and accidents have occurred
at the critical times, resulting in
crop loses or deduction in value
of crops, far exceeding the great
est needed expenditure for effec
tive operations and mainten
ance," says Mr. Newell. "In sav
ing a few hundred dollurs they
have lost thousands.
"This condition will continue
until definite facts are available
concerning me reui cost oi 0er-
aung me larger irrigation pro-
jects. and of maintaining them
to the proper degree of efficiency.
"It is recognized that one of the
commonest conditions, and one
to oe conuemneu py an nirnt
thinking men, is that of the new
manager who tries to make a re-'
cord by cutting down necessary
expenditures for maintenance
and in so doing permits the sys
tem to deteriorate, while he is
apparently making good on his
promise to operate the system at
a less cost than his precessbr.
The responsible men in every i
community should be awakened I
to the dangers of such deception
and urged to see that the canal :
system as a whole is inspected
each year by a competent small
board of experts for the purpose
of ascertaining that the system
is not deteriorating to a danger-,
ous degree."
Director Newell adds that the
government finds it necessary to !
keep careful and busines3-like '
records of all work, and he ad
vises the same plan as a guaran
tor of success for projects pri
vately owned. In his letter he
furnishes the project managers
with the figures showing cost of
operation of the Imperial Water
company in the famous Imperial
valley in southern California,
where the melons are grown.
These figures show that the com
pany expenses were almost ex
actly $1.70 an acre, the water
rentals $1.37 an acre additional,
or a total cost to the farmer of
$3.06 per acre, or $1.11 per acre
foot, which is quite a low figure
for a country where the water1
rights average $12 an acre.
FREE DELIVERY
By N. Brown & Sons
Send in your mail orders for
Clothing, Furnishing goods, Dry
goods, Dress goods Boots and
Shoes or any thing in the above
departments to Brown's Satisfac
tory Store. All orders for above
goods will be delivered free to
any Post office in Harney County.
Remember! E. R. Griffin has
fine winter pasture and hay,
cheap. Narrows, Oregon. 51tf
CHILDREN MUST DO
m n .r i
i n n a w a
"""I De 1 augflt
Self Support As Well As Independ
ent Pursuits In Life By Honest Vo
cations Which Results In Laying
An Early Foundation Correctly
v
The following is sent us from
the State School Superintendent:
Last year, as near as we can
get at it, there were about 60,-
000 children engaged in making
or raising something with which
to compete for prizes in the in -
' dustrial contest That was only
a little start in the work, but it
'. iiriL O irr.i'ii ni imnliiii . i (,!.
ation gained last year we hope
to have practically everyone of
the 125,000 school children of the
state engaged in some
this work this year.
phase of
To those who did not get in
terested last year, and are not
familar with the rules of the
contest, we wish to say that
they are very simple. The most
important one is that the child
ren must do the work themselves
and that the parent or guardian
will be required to sign a state
ment to that effect In raising
garden, some one else may plow
the ground and harrow it, but
the child must do the rest the
planting, cultivation, harvesting,
otc
In raising poultry the child
duea not have t0 own tne parenl
, rtock; but mU8t set the eRgs and
feed and for the cnickens
I they exhibit,
One of the main objects of
I hesc contests is to tret the hovs
an(i gra interested in doinirl
.s,,methinir To te:uh them tn 4n '
something practical, something
worth while, something by which
they can earn a living when they
grow up to manhood and woman
hood. And the only way to learn
how to do something is to do
that with your own hands.
jf
you show something that some
one else has in any manner
raisea or maae, you are cheating
yourself out of the most valuable
.t f ,u .. .u
part of the contest-the exper-
ience gained by doing it your-
. .
THE FRENCH HOTEL
JOHN R. WALKUP. Prop.
Strictly First
Service, Fine
Commercial
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Burns Meat Market
H. J. HANSEN, Proprietor
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton,
Sasuage, Bolonga,
Hendcheese and Weinerworst,E
Wholesale and Retail
Prompt and Satisfactory Service
Your Patronge Solicited and
Orders Given Quick Attention
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded
ME4NS IVFRYTHINU
To the Doctor and hia Patient. That ia why the Doctor
geta the reault he expected when he wrote the preacrip
tion why the patient geta the reaulta from the medicine
which the Doctor expected. Such reaulta are obtained from
preacriptiona when filled at our atore, for we alwaya have
a competent man in charge of thia department.
THE WELCOME, PHARMACY
J. C. WELCOME, Jr., Prop.
THE WORK TO WIN
m. . .
r " i . M F
1 ne importance KJT
i self,
Not only that, but in showing
, something that is not the product
of Hm own effort he is practicing
deception, cultivating dishonesty
and laving the foundation for a
! life of dishonor and trouble. He
may be successful in deceiving
others. No one but himself and
the members of his own family
may ever know that he has ever
cheated, but that is enough. In
doing what he knows is not
right, he loses respect for him-
I self, and that is a long step in
j the wrong direction. Whenever
a person loses respect for himself
he soon loses the confidence and
respect of others. "To thy self
be true, and it follows as the
day follows night that to no
other man thou canst be false."
Every child should early in life
get this principle firmly fixed in
his mind, and through life never
depart from it.
Parents, don't think you are
favoring your child by giving or
loaning him something to take to
the fair to win a prize with, for
yu a"e not. On the other hand,
you are doing him an absolute
injustice. You are cheating him
out of the valuable experience of
learning how to do something,
and at the same time educating
him to be dishonest. Character
building is the most important
part of the early education of
the child, and the greatest value
in these industrial contests is
along that line forming in the
child habits of industry, econ
omy, system, honesty, self-reliance
and all of the traits that go
i to make up the good citizen.
There will be many valuable
prizes for the children at the
SJtnfo ITair nrrain novf ronr
iniu I nil ii,hi ik i i ' . i j
hut
I none of them will be worth as
' much as a clear conscience and
! the experience gained by laising
L, maiinB something with which
to win the prizes.
Class. Splendid
Accomodations,
Headquarters
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