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COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CROOK COUNTY
CITY OFFICIAL PAPER FOR CITY OF PRINEVILLE
PRINEVILLE, CROOK COUNTY, OREGON, OCTOBER 4, 1917
STOCK SHOW IS FINE
AT INTER-STATE FAIR
$900,000 CASH PAID
TO 0CH0CO DISTRICT
HAS GREATEST FUTURE
JAMES W. GERARD
SENATOR LA F0LLETTE
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WEATHER IDEAL FOR CROWDS
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Auto, Truck ami Tractor
Arc In IMdcnco
Thn Interstate Fair I on, and
It'll a burner. Trim to predictions
the fair opened bigger mid bettor
than ever yesterday morning, under
iky that was made for the ooca
Idii, and with a crowd that wa all
ftTBt day crowd could be exported
Tim livestock ahow, which la the
strong feature of tliia fair, far out
rlnaNt'a the 8talo Fair In the beef
classes, both In numbers and hitch
class Indlvlduala aliown.
The ahow here la of u Intensely
practical rlaaa alao. Many car load
lots of baby bt and other classes
of fat cattle, prepared for the mar
ket! under our range conditions, at
this time when the demand for
meat animals Is at Its highest In the
history of the nation, creates an Im
pression that was less appreciated
is former years.
The sheep building Is crowded to
capacity and late arrivals have been
quartered In the hog building where
the exhibit la smaller than In for
The dlaplay of the Baldwin Sheep
Company, of Ttay Creek, Is worthy
Of sperlnl attention by all vlaltors,
many Individuals shown being worth
Into the hundreds of dollurs, some
having been bought at much more
than a thousand. These sheep are
of the lino wool types.
Other smaller exhibits of coarser
wool stun contain some excellent
Indlvldtliils, from tho Klklns, Noble
and RIkks ranches especially and In
terest la much keener than in for
mer years about these pens.
Over In the poultry house the first
real capacity poultry show Is on,
snd thn quality of the birds and
wide variety of breeds shows that In
this country of beef cattle and fine
sheep, the smaller things are not
being entirely overlooked.
While there are some exhibits In
the horse bnrns, the place of these
Animals Is decidedly not as high on
the calendar as It waa at one time.
Over In a large tent near the pa
vilion la to bo soon the reason for
the change of Interest.
Farm tractors, motor trucks and
automobiles are there on display in
variety, and from the crowds to be
Continued on page 8
C. CIS. WILL OPEN
FALL TERN MONDAY
Crook County High School will
open Its doors next Monday. This
Is about a month lator than the
usual tlmo of opening but on ac
count of the late ' crops and the
scarcity of labor the boys were given
a chnnco to work in the harvest
Several changes have been made
In tbo faculty and some very able
instructors have been secured.
Following is the list of teachers:
H. C. Baughman Principal.
Miss Eva Jackson Science and
E, E. EvanB Commercial.
Miss Ada Wilde Stenography.
Robert It. Davis Manual Train
ing. Miss Minotta Emmol Normal De
partment. Miss Ruth Ellis Science.
Miss Ruth E. Johnston English
Miss Emmol Is a graduate of
Nortwestorn College, Illinois, also of
the Oregon State Normal School;
Miss Ellis finished at the University
of Washington, and Miss Johnston
from Oberlln College, Ohio.
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James W. Gerard, former ambassa
dor to Germany, who la visiting Pa
cific Coast cities on a lecturs tour.
2D GOLD OFFENSIVE
The second (olden offensive
against Kalserlsm started Monday,
when subscriptions for the second
Liberty loan opened. Three billions
must be raised. Anticipating an
other over-subscription, Secretary
MoAdoo has planned to raise the
loan total to four billions It neces
sary, so aa to take care of all sub
scriptions. It Is to be a people's
loan with bonds of $50 and up.
These bonds pay four per cent Inter
eat and art) to be paM In 1942,' the
government retaining the right to
pay them by 1927. This loan pBys
half a rent higher Interest than the
first, and bonds may be converted
Into later issues at still higher In
terest rates If such are offered and
the purchasers desire to make the
change. Bonds can he bought on
the installment plan with payments
October 1, November 15, December
14 and January 13. The Ihhuo Is
exempted from taxes except Inherit
ance, excess prollts, war profits and
The first Liberty Loan bonds were
exempt from super-tuxes, thus giv
ing wealthy men an advantage over
the small purchaser. This inequal
ity is entirely eliminated In the new
issue. In this connection it might
be stated that Germany is Just com
pleting a bond Issue sale which
German papers claim Is being taken
rapidly, and It Is up to Americans
to show the Kaiser and his dupes
that the American backs his govern
ment for every dollar he Is worth,
and stands solidly behind the boys
at the front so long aB there Is a
dollar In cash or a place In the
world where credit Is good. Of
course there will be still other bond
Issues, as some seventeen billions of
dollars must be raised by next June,
and with the present Uaue taken,
there will be still ten or twelve
billions to be taken care of by that
It must be remembered though,
that this money does not go out of
the United States, but is all to be
expended here at home. Even the
money loaned the allies is to be
spent here and will Boon find Its
way back Into circulation through
the customary channels of trade.
There will be a vast sum returned
to the northwest for spruce lumber,
and another great sum for shipB
built In the northwest, if the labor
ers do not prevent It. By the time
the three or four billions are ex
pended the money will be back In
the hands of the people again and
they will be abundantly able to sub
scribe for additional Issues.
NEW PASTOR HERE
Hev. T. II. Fertlg Preached Opening
Rev. T. H. Fertlg preached his
opening sermon In Prineville at the
MethodiBt church on Sunday.
He and Mrs. Fertlg arrive Friday
from Nezperce, Idaho, where he
has been pastor for the past three
MONF.Y IV I'KINF.VII.LK HANKH
FOB I.M MF.DIATK OPERATION
FIRST DIRT TO K0VE MONDAY
Tmihy'M I loud For $too,04H Is Ap
proved Ity lUiurtl of Directors
When F. Fred Hoelscher returned
from Han Francisco, Tuesday morn
ing he brought the tidy sum of
$900,000.00 In certificates of deposit
and drafts, property of the Ochouo
Irrigation Project, of which he was
the official representative on this
This removes the last vestige of
question about the financing of the
project, and will add momentum to
the already rapidly moving plans of
the board of directors of the district
and the contractors for a large part
of the work, Twohy Brothers Com
pany. The district has established a
csmp on the project near the Matt
son place, and here on Monday the
actual moving of the first dirt on
the laterala and west end of the
canal will atart.
The bond of the Twohy Brothers
Company In the sum of 1400,000
was approved by the board at their
meeting on Tuesday.
The task of moving the first car
of equipment from Redmond Is al
ready under way by these people,"
and a second car will follow In. a
day or two.
A steam shovel will be on the
ground next week, and operations
will be rushed every day from now
until the work Is completed.
The road around the reservoir is
being cross sectioned and work will
be started on that very soon.
It will bo a standard highway,
sixteen feet In width with no grades
of more than five per cent, and Is
being built by the board with the
Idea In mind that that will be one
of the show places, In fact the play
ground for this part of the Btate.
Incidentally we wish to mention
that the Journal has been promised
by state authorities, a supply of llsh
to stock the lake that will be form
ed by the big dam, Just as soon as
It is thought advisable to plant the
The matter of buying the remain
ing lands in the reservoir will be
taken up at once and the purchases
completed by the board.
(By our Regular Correspondent.)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Street, Mr. and
Mrs. Woody Best and Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Street and wife are getting
ready to start on a trip to Califor
nia. G. W. Perkins, W. W. camp
tender, was at Fife one day last
week. He says the sheep have been
moved down from the mountains
and are looking flue.
John King, of Glassy Butte, was
a caller at Fife Friday night.
Walter Kerbow and family have
moved near Bend where he has
bought hay to feed this winter.
J. Gardner, of Fife, left for Bend
W. W. Brown, of Buck Creek, Is
spending a few days in Portland.
Christie McEachern has gone to
Bend where she intends to work for
Minnie Wilson, of Bend, who
spent a few days at Fife, has re
turned to her home In Bend.
FOOD CONSERVATION MEETING
A message was received from
Herbert C. Hoover by Mrs. H. P.
Belknap, J. E. Myers and Judge G.
Springer requesting them to be
present at a food conservation meet
ing to be held In Portland Monday
morning at ten o'clock. Mrs. Bel
knap and Mr. Myers were unable to
go but Judge Springer was present
at the meeting. Mrs. Ada B. Milli-.
can was appointed as substitute for
HKXATOIt IMFJUE HEKH REAL
DF.VEMHWIKXT FOR IH
FEEDING GROUND FOR OREGON
(MM) Days Hhould lie Hultirient Time
To Grow Culf Into 1200 Pound
IW--f, He Says
"We have seen more of Oregon
during the past eight days than
many people have ever seen, and I
regard the Prineville country as
first. Ft. Klamath second and Lake-
view third In point of value and
early development In all the terri
tory we have seen," said State Sen
ator Walter M. Pierce in this city
"The fact that you are but a
night's Journey from Portland, have
a comparatively low altitude, an
excellent Irrigation project and a
large amount of timber nearby that
will be milled here soon, makes the
Prineville country of first import
ance In my estimation," be con
tinued. "Prineville Is destined to be the
feed ground of Oregon1 and offers
the best opportunity possible for the
development of the baby beef busi
ness. I have observed a very im
portant fact In this regard. In all,
not more than 600 days should be
required to grow the calf Into a
1200 pound animal, and in the quick
growth there hi always Abe best
profit. Never let the beef initial
lose its calf fat, and you will make
, "Oregon is a cattle and sheep
country, but the old condition Is
now changed and this livestock must
be grown inside of fences instead of
on the free range as formerly."
"Beef today Is the cheapest food
you can buy. While cattle have
taken some slight advances during
the past three years, a good cow
today may be bought tor $50 in this
range country I am told, and sheep,
and hogs, wheat and corn with
practically all other kinds of food
products have increased as much as
three hundred per cent in the three
years of the war."
"I can see no future for the horse
business, as there is for all other
kinds of livestock. The gas engine
on the farm, in tractors, motor
trucks and automobiles has put
the horse business out of the ques
tion as a business."
"While there will always be
thousands of head of horses at work
on the small farms, and doing small
work, the Internal combustion en
gine is here to stay, and is so pliable
and adaptable that it has supplanted
the horse in many, many instances."
Senator Pierce Is a pioneer of the
state, having lived in La Grande
and that vicinity for many years,
where he has large wheat and live
He Is of the type ' that is able,
alert, progressive and intensely
practical, and his opinion of the fu
ture of our community Is worth
In this same connection he says
that he has seen thousands of acres
of land in Oregon that he sees no
value in, and that every man should
travel over the state in which he
lives enough at least to know some
thing of its extent and appearance.
Senator Pierce is a member of
the district exemption and appeal
board for Eastern Oregon, and says
that task is everything but easy
for the board members.
RECEIVED FINE SHEEP
A. J. Noble Purchased Winners At
A. J. Noble received three fine
Cotswold sheep from Salem on Sun
day which were among the best on
display at the State Fair.
One ram and two ewes, all with
a great fleece of wool on their
backs. They are on display at the
Fair this week.
Senator La Follettc, of Wisconsin,
whose expulsion was demanded in res
olutions adopted by the Minnesota
public safety commission.
THE INTER-STATE FAIR
2:15 Pace $300.00
Five-Eighths Mile Dash $100.00
Mile Saddle Horse Race $150.00
In the last mentioned race pro
fessional riders are barred and each
horse must carry 170 pounds.
Wild horse races, roping contests
and bucking exhibitions will be
given between the races and after
ward on the track also.
xThe last event will be the balloon
ascension,' with " triple "parachute
drop, and at night a second ascen
sion with fireworks. will take place
one block east of Main street on
Place a guess on the fat cow.
2:24 Trot $300.00
Half Mile Dash $100.00
Trot or Pace $150.00
Last mentioned race for Crook,
Deschutes and Jefferson county
Other events same as today with
Free For All Trot $300.00
Free For All Pace $300.00
Mile Run : $150.00
More wild west features will be
introduced Saturday than on the
other days of the fair, and as It is
the last day, the best program of
the fair will perhaps result.
The attendance yesterday was
about 2500 which is probably the
record for attendance on opening
day. Between 400 and 500 cars
were on the grounds.
NEW TRAIN SCHEDULE
North Bound O. T. Train Is Hour
Earlier After Saturduy
Beginning Saturday, October 6,
all Oregon Trunk trains north bound
will be one hour earlier than at
The start from Bend will be made
at 8 instead of 9 p. m. and the de
parture from Redmond will be 8:38
instead of 9:38 as at present. The
incoming train will arrive as usual.
BENNETT COLLECTS DATA
Gathering Material for Discourse on
"What's the Matter With Oregon"
Addison Bennett, the youth of 73
years, whose writings have made
the Oregonian famous, paid Prine
ville another visit this week with
the stockmen's party.
Mr. Bennett is noted for his or
atory as well as his writings,' and
enjoys all the little trips like this
one he Just finished because it gives
him an opportunity to collect data
for his lecture on "What's the Mat
ter With Oregon."
He takes to the hard trips like a
boy, and always has a new narra
tive tot, his many friends.
Incidentally, if there is anything
the matter with this part of Oregon,
Mr. Bennett has not yet been able
to locate just what it is.
OFFICIALS OF HTATE ASSOCIA
TION' HERE MONDAY
POWER OF ORGANIZATION FELT
Party Is Hliown Honor In Many
Citle Next Annual Meeting;
Will Be At Ontario
A party of prominent, stockmen,
which Is to say some of the biggest
men In the state, has been in
Prineville since Sunday evening, and
Is leaving today for their various
In the party were the following
notables: Win. Pollman, of Baker,
president of the Cattle & Horse
Raisers' Association of Oregon, pres
ident of two banks, member of the
federal food conservation committee
for the state, Liberty Loan official,
heavy stockholder in the Columbia
Basin Wool Warehouse Company,
one large hardware concern In Bak
er, and owner of some of the largest
cattle- and wheat propositions in
that part of Oregon; Senator Walter
M. Pierce, of La Grande; Judge Wa.
Duby, of Baker, treasurer of ' the
stockmen's association; S. O. Cor
rell, of Baker, secretary of the asso
ciation; G. E. Snow, of Dayville;
Thomas Logan, of Brogan, and Al
pha Christley, Frank Elliott, Nor
man Elliott,, Thos. Kerfoot, Wm.
Ha r ley and Henry Sonnemeyer, all
of Baker; Raymond Calavan and
Oemje Rus.ll of this city, and Ad
dison Bennett of the Oregonian staff.
Wm. Daughtrey, president of the
Portland Union Stockyards Com
pany, left the party at Bend, Sunday
and returned to Prineville today
with the stockyards party to attend
the fair here.
The party left Baker, Sunday
morning in the rain, held meetings
and were banqueted at Canyon City,
Burns, Hanley's "Bell A" ranch
where they were Joined by Mr. Han
ley, Lakeview, Klamath Falls, Bly,
Ft. Klamath and after visiting Cra
ter Lake arrived at Prineville Sun
The Lakeview stockmen took the
party Just across the line into Cali
fornia for a banquet at the Falrport
Inn. Just why this was done can
best be left to the imagination ac
cording to Secretary Correll.
A very successful meeting was
held at the Club Hall in this city
Monday morning at 10 o'clock. .
The next annual meeting will be
held at Ontario on April 23 and 24
next. All stockmen should attend.
HAY SUPPLY BETTER
Farmer Smith, well known agri
culturist of the O-W.. railway sys
tem, is in Prineville this week at
tending the fair.
Hit. Smith has traveled much over
the state during the past few weeks,
and says that the supply of hay is
much better than is generally re
The exceptional season for the
production of alfalfa has more than
offset the shortage caused by the
drought on dry lauds, and he be
lieves there is as much hay In the
state as usual.
Many alfalfa farms have produced
four cuttings in the north and east
ern parts of the state, and they
have all been good ones he says.
He predicts a bright future for
this part of the state, and urges the
farmers to prepare their land well,
instead of attempting to farm too
many acres In a lax manner.
Governor Samuel McCall, ot
Massachusetts, was recently renom
inated to the same office. Governor
McCall is the father of Henry Mo