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- w COUNTY OF HARNEY CITY OF BURNS ' L The BUw.st County In The State t: L The Biggest City In The Biggest County In The SUte Of Oregon Of Oregon, Best In The West I BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. OCTOBER 24, 1914 NO. 50 VOL XXVII ..... I I II 11 III J - I T1 ' ' ' " ' ' ' -ai. .- . .. - - (PASSIONATE DISCUS SION OF WET QUESTION Ige Lowell Gives His Views on The Moasure to be Voted on at Next Month's Election. Opposes Saloon Upon Moral and Economic Ground. Cannot Countenance the Traffic Lis communication is of feivil oublication as expressing the Bts of a dispassionate study he liouor uuestion pursued by fwho is not a radical, and who her reeards prohibition as a; kcea for all evils nor anticipu 1 ; a prohibitory statute, if ad-j j, will be thoroughly enior- Nevertheless, upon moral ,.n.in L. ,.,iMrli icinn h;is heel) hed that the state cannot1 er afford to lend countenance Re in intoxicating liquors. I upon economic grounds that! commonwealth will be im-! ?ed by the elimination of Die on. Weighed by the rules of eyid- which govern courts ot jus- the following facts have i proven by an overwhelming onderance of evidence. 1 hey l sufficient to induce the writer sDouse the dry cause in this maign. and are presented in i hope that their consideration aid others in reaching a con- Bion upon this vexed problem. First: The best authorities in lent medical science declare it alcohol is a poison, and that use undermines character and ens vitality. Any step, there- Ll looking toward its ultimate appearance is worthy support. Second The experience of life urance companies through a kg series of years has demou nted that the use of alcoholic averages shorten life, and de es the desirability of insiir- hce risks. Third-The great employers of or have concluded that alcohol ainishes efficiency, and they refusing places to men who Hnk. There is no sentiment in isiness. In the tuture sooer Ken alone will find employment. ibor and capital have common Lterest in the banishment of the kloon. Fourth The athletic world no Lnger stands sponsor for the inking man, and proclaims ough the mouths of its leaders that clean living and quick think ing, the prime essentials to suc ceaa in athletic sports are im possible in association with al cohol. Fifth Th' sceneral business of a dry town, its collections, its morals, are all universally better than in the presence of the saloon. w iin mivdiiv comes men then use their money to purchase supplies for family use, and bills are paid promptly. Careful investigation in any town which has passed through both wet and dry periods will demonstrate this. Sixth Prosecuting officers testify almost without exception that the majority of criminal cases which come before them, have their louite in the use oi intoxicating liquors. When crime rliminlahMi Uixes will decrease. The Minima! courts, the jails, the penitentiaries and the reformat ories an-all tax caters pure and simple. Seventh The liquor interests generally opiiose any movement looking toward improved moral and civic conditions, and their en gine of operation, the saloon, must be eliminated in the inter est of progress, just as slavery, lotteries and open gambling have been eliminated. It was a long, bitter fight to accomplish the sup pression of these recognized evils, and it might be profitable to re member that their supporters made in their day substantially the same appeal to business men be liquor people are making now. Respectfully, Stkimikn A. Lowell, It Alway. Dee. the Work. "I like Chamberlain's Cough Remedy better than any other," writes R. EL Roberts, Homer City Pa. "1 have taken it off and on for years and it has never failed to give the desired results." For sale by all dealers. Picture show tonight. Explosion of Blasting Caps Causes Death of a Man A moat peculiar accident occur ed on Pine Creek last Sunday, resulting in the death of Charles Sturm, an employee of the P. L. S. Co. It appears that Strum had been in Drewsey for two or three days and had returned to the ranch Sunday morning bring ing with him some dynamite caps. After lunch at the ranch house and about two o'clock Sunday afternoon he started up the creek to take the caps, which he had in a side - coat Docket to a camp where some work was being done by the company on an irrigation ditch. He was making the trip alone and had stopped and built a small camp fire on the bank. Either from this fire or from mat ches in his possession his coat was set on fire. When found he claimed that when he discovered the fire he had first attempted to take off his coat but became frigh tened and t hrust his hand into the pocket to remove the caps, when the explosion occured, com pletely shattering his right hand at the wrist, and inflicting some slight cuts on the face. He walk ed about 50 rods from the camp fire where he had sunk exhaust ed and where he was found about five o'clock in the after-noon by two men on their way to Drew sey. He was taken to tne rancn house and cared for and a call sent to Burns for a doctor. In response to the message Dr. Carl accompanied by Clarence Lucky started for Pine Creek in an automibile. When the grade above Buchanan was reached they found it impossible to proceed with the machine on account of the bad condition of the road caused by the recent rains. A team was secured at Buch anan's to compete the journey. The patient was given temporary relief and an attempt made to bring him to the Burns Hospitel but he died just before reaching the city, evidently from the ef fects of the shock and exposure. Mr. Sturm was a single man who had no relatives in this sec tion. He had given the boys at the ranch the names and address es of two brothers who reside in Michigan. Interment was made in the Burns cemetery. SENATOR CHAMBERLAIN "WET" LEAGUE IN SENDS MESSAGE TO US, FIGHT OVER COIN Regrets Inability to Visit Harney Coun-1 Qnly TWO "Taxpayers and ty Before Election, But Hopes to ygg Earners" Come Before Returning to Wash- ington. Tells of Achievements of gnrnj PUT DP FUNDS Administration and Asks support The manager of this great re- liirioim weekly visited Portland the first of this week and while there called on Senator Chamber-' lain. The Senator was very busy, huviiiL' iust arrived in the city t after a long absence, but he took i time to greet the writer and a.k respecting matters in this sec-i tion. Among other thiriKS dis cussed was the curtailment of mail service to outlying districts, j His duties as chairman of military affairs and assignments on other! important committees have tire vented his devoting as much time to this particular matter as he desired during l' i-ast several i weeks. However, upon his n : w mJBm Bh J vaVL. L 'ti rfffi FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER Burns Meat Market and Packing Plant BACON, HAMS and LARD Fresh Meats, Poultry Home Products for Home Consumers spriii iNIillt FMKNTS OFFERED TO SHEEP MEN AND BIG ORDERS Market Report. For Good Cigars go to The Rexall Drug Store We have the following brands: Gato, Optimo, Ia Gamlta, Triumph, Chancellor, American, El-Sldele, Don Antenlo, Muriel, and also a full line of popular 5 cent Cigars. We can also supply your wants In PIPES, CIGARETTES, CHEWING AND SMOKING TOBACCO REED BROS. Props. I 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 I erms 'Graduated Nurse in Charge Receipts for last week at the Portland Union Stock Yards have been cattle, 1615; calves, 11; hoKs, 3183; sheep, 8124. Cattle run short compared with last week. Some very (food steers arriving which command ed a premium. Steer market closes higher than last week, showing an advance of about 16 cents. Cows and heifers weak. All others classes steady. Hog market opened for the week with a small run and con tinued short until end of week. Market distinguished by an ad vanco of 6 to 10 cents and much better quality of arrivals. Sheep contines steady and firm fer the week. Somewhat increased arrivals. Y e ar li n g wethers are in excellent demand, while look out for lambs decline. Prime lambs 5.85 to 6.00; ewes 4 00 to 4.35; yearlings 6.00 to 6.50; wethers 4.75 to 6.40. Socialist Party Ticket. United States Senator-B. F. I tamo. Representative in Congress 2nd District, J. H. Rarkley. State Treasurer B. J. Sloop. Justices Supreme Court- W. D. Robin. A. Q. Hotchkiss, Chas. H. Otten. Attorney General J. E. Hosmer. Superintendent of Public Insfhic tion, Flora I. Foreman. State Labor Commissioner Aug ust Nikula. State Railroad Commissioner I. O. Peurala. Joint Representative J. Edward Johnson. County Judge-W. S. Haley, County Commissioner -C. D. Howard. Sheriff Chas. Backus. Clerk E. L Beede. Treasurer Hai ry Reichert. Surveyor- Van B. Embree. Paid Adv. Finest alfalfa, timothy and red - mm a . I - Geo. E. Chamberlain turn to Washington after tee tion ho will take up tin- mail situ ation with the postal authorities. Before leaving the oflicc Sena tor Chamberlain dictated the fol lowing message and handed it to to writer: To the people of Harney ceunty: I wish I could come personally to ask for your support. I hope I may have it. I want to tell you in person of the things that have been done by President Wil son and Congress in the past twenty months. I am sure you will approve them. Ilrielly. these are the achievements of the ad ad ministrateon: War with Mexico averted. Currency law passed. The income tax substituted for $120,000,000 a year tax on suar. Direct election of United States Senators by the people a reality, through amendment of the Na tional Constitution. Alaska railway law passed. Peace treaties with England, France, Spain, China and numer ous smaller powers negotiated. Anti-trust bill passed. Trade Commission bill passed. Raybum securities bill passed. Industrial employes arbitration act passed. Agricultural extension act passed. I am proud to have helped do these things. Your vote will in dicate whether you approve them or whether you want them un done. I am deeply grateful to all the loyal citizens of Harney county. It is my plan after election to visit various parts of the state where improvement and reclama tion work is under way or con templated and I hope to be in Harney county before I return to Washington. Sincerely your, Geo. E. Chamberlain. County Road Matters. In order to do more efficient work under the 1!)13 amendments to the road laws, the County Court at its meeting the first of October redistricted the county organizing its entire territory in to R.iad District No. 1. This does away with the five districts as heretofore designated. Durinn the past year a good start has been made in getting up a permant record of all estab lished county roads. On many of the old roads the records of the locations were missing or in sufficient. Data is being secur ed to complete the records and all are to be thoroughly mapped out For this purpose a large loose leaf plat book has been added to the county records. Each page is to contain two townships, showing all the legal subdivisions and all established roads traced thereon according to the actual location on thegroound. County Survey or Beery reports that this work is about one-fourth completed. It will thus be seen that Har ney County is getteng down to a good working basis and that here after road improvements may be made in a permanent manner and cut out much of the loss which was inevitable under the old system. KNOWING THAT OREGON DRY MEANS BETTER BUSI NESS FOR ALL LINES SAVE ONLY SALOONS. ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT DAM CAUSING TROUBLE The Pacific Live Stock Company Brings Contempt Proceedings Against C. A. Sweek. Action Caused by Con tinued Use of Water Power During Summer Months by Light Company Catholic Church. 1. On Sundays and Holy days of obligation Holy Mass with sermon at 10 a. m. 1!. On week days Holy Mass at 0:30 a. m. All other services, besides those mentioned above will be announced in church. All invited and welcome to the. divine services. Sick-calls promptly answered at anytime. Religious informa tion and instructions willingly imparted at the Franciscan Residence. AOregonTmRy. s,' :vi0 CENTRAL OREGON UNE Special Fares to Portland for the Manufacturers' and Land Products EXPOSITION Opens Oct. 26, Closes Nov. 14 Sales Dates from Central Oregon Points on Oregon Truck Ry.f Oct. 27, 30, Nov. 3, 6, 10, 13, with return limit Monday following date of sale. Open rate of One one-third fare. Apple District Competition. Twenty County Displays $10,000 in Cash Premiums Medals and Diplomas for Displays 80,000 Square foel of floor apace For further details consult J. H. CORBETT, Agent, Bend, Oregon BY ORTON K. OOODWIN, Publicity Department. Committee of Ona Hundred. The great campaign to make Oregon "wet" has failed. The exposure by Dr. Cora Talbott, secretary of the "Tux payers' and Wage Earners' League," that the organization consisted of two perauM, Mrs. Duuiway and Dr. Talbott, and was fi nanced by the bivwcrs and distillers to make Oregon "wit," threw the fat into the fire The brewers and distillers know that all kinds of busi ness save theirs is better in a dry town. They know this has been provrd by figures and facts from Sitlem, OrrKon City, KoxdnirK, Albany, Nrwbt-rg, Ashland, (.urvullis, Pen dleton mill many other towns. Organization Spread. Untruth.. So they organised the "Taxpay ers' and Wage Kurnrrs' League" to spread misinformation about Ore gon dry. Tiny know bank deposits in dry towns have Increased in number mid amount. They know bad debts re almost unknown in all dry towns. They know collections arc lirttcr. Tbey know arrests from drunkenness arc almost unknown. Thejr know ovary dry town in Ore (on i. proeperoue. So, they became desperate. Taxpayer." Laaguo la "Joke." Then tKey organised the joke "Taxpayers' and Wage Karners' League." Dr. Talbott was secre tary. She became disgusted when she learned money was being col Irrlcd by the brewers and distil leries by the use of her name, and she resigned. Then Mrs. Duniway udvertised lavishly, announcing thut the money the "league" was using was pro vided by the brewers. The campaign of misinformation carried on by employes of the league, who are also employes of the breweries and distilleries, ls now known all over Oregon. Brawara Spending Your Monoy. l.viry man, woman and child has to spend 120 u your with the saloons. If you do not drink, some one else has to pav YOl'K slime. So, it ls YOl'H money the Ore gon brewers mid Kustern distil leries have been using lo persuade YOU Oregon wet will do YOU good. It is believed they expect to' spend over $200,000 of Vol It money. Tbay know Oregon airy will put tkam out of buainaaa and kalp ovary otkar kind of buainaaa in tko .tat. Although the breweries and dis tilleries know Oregon dry is for belter business, prosperity and more work, they are fighting It. No Saloon.; Battar Buainaaa. We have had bud times with the saloon, haven't wet Why not try no saloon? It can't makt things worse and is certain to make things better. The reason Is: Monoy apont on tho aaloon can not bo apont for grocorioa. Monoy apont la tko aaloona much of it goat Eaat. Monay apant for dry gooda and grocorioa ataya in tka towns and makes battar buainaaa. Tko mombort of tka Commit! of Oao Hundred arc all Oragonians. Most of them ure business men. They ask you to vote Oregon dry, because they know, as (he brew ers also know, that Orrgon dry means better business, lower taxes, more work und a return to pros perity. 1'or the experience of all Ore gon dry towns has proved this to be the case. rait aar.rU.in.nt by OaoualUaa ot Oat aasraa, 7S at.ra.u Slug., Portland, Ota Why Not Publish if.' When you want a fact to be come generally known, the right way is to publish it. Mrs. Joseph Kalians, Peru, Ind., was troubled with belching, sour stomach and frequent headaches. She writes, "I feel it is my duty to tell others what Chamberlain's Tablets have done for me. They have helped my digestien and regulated my bowels. Since using them I have been entirely well." Tona warns tomorrow night. Action has been instituted in the U. S. District Court, in Port land, based upon the decree ren dered in 1901, and C. A. Sweek has been cited to appear on Oc tober 2SG, to show caure why he should not be adjudged to be in contempt of that court. It is un derstood that this action grows out of the continued use of the dam for power purposes by the Electric Light Co. The citation was issued on the atlidavit of Supt. Gilcrest to the effect that on Aug. 14, 1914, the defendant Sweek was maintain ing his dam to its full height, thus impounding water for a long dis tance above the dam, and obstruc ting the flow of water to the hauls of complainant so that there was no appreciable quantity of water at the bridge below the ranch house at the Island Ranch, the point of mersurement desig nated in the decree, and in the judgment of complainant's fore man and in fact there was not sufficient water to supply com plainant's domestic uses and wat er its stock on the ranch; that on said date defendant Sweek was notified of these facts and that such shortage in the water supply was not due to artificial obstruc tions placed by man in the chan nel below the Sweek dam, and said defendant was notified to forthwith remove the boards from the dam; that defendant complied with said notice and re moved the boards and allowed the water to flow down the river until a small amount of water did reach the complainant at the point designated, but much less than 100 miner's inches and much less than sufficient to water complai nant's stock; that the dam was left open for a few days but on Sept. 23, the Supt. found all the boards replaced and the water again backed up and obstructed by the dam, and at that time there was no appreciable amount of water reaching complainant's ranch; that defendant was again notified of the facts and he was demanded to remove the boards and cease obstructing the water, but that he has refused to comply with said notice. Mr. Treadwell filed the papers while in Portalnd last Monday and Mr, Sweek left for that city Tuesday, it being the desire of all interested to get the matter out of the wav before the hear ing on the Silvies River adjudica tion which commences at Seneca on Nov. 6th. Tonod Up Wholo System. "Chamberlain's Tablets have done more for me than I ever dared hope for." writes Mrs. Esther Mae Baker, Spencerport. N. Y. "I used several bottles of these tablets a few months ago. They not only cured me of bilious attacks, sick headaches and that tired out feeling, but toned up my whole system." For sale by all dealers. Tonawama tonight. FOR YOUR SUNDAY DINNER Come and enjoy the hospitality of the City Restaurant which is best expressed in our delicious Sunday Dinner Croam of Chicken Soup Froah Ea.tern Oyatera, any atylo 50c Ona half Spring Chicken, Fried to Order 50c Baked Spring Chicken and Droaaing 50c Chicken Fie 35c Chicken Glbleta and Toast 35c Boof Stew and Vegotabloa -'35c Boiled Boof and Horaoraddiah 35c Roaat Boof and Brown Gravy. - 35c Roaat Pork and Droaaing a 35c Maahed Potato. Vegetable Salad Rutabaga. Beat Pickle. Apple and Squash Pie Coffee, Toa and Milk Dinner will lie ready at 1 1:30 Special Dinner from 5 nntll 8 MORE ROOM AND EXTRA HELP insuring good, pleasant service 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 THIS WELCOME PHARMACY la The Place to Trade -WHY- First: Promptness, accuracy and fair'dealing. 1 Secend: W carry a well assorted stock of Drugs," Chemi cals and Druggist Sundries. Third, We guarantee every article we tell 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.