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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 30, 1904.
OF COMMISSION ing was occasioned bv admissions SCHOOL
Igatlon Conditions Failed
Hart of May.
arrived in this city
Ontario to attend a
9 State Irrigation
which he is the
lowing to the failure
Ions of the meeting
past, .ving not boon received in time, it
HurrAnot possible for the members
bo on hand. The meeting will
I place till sometime
■ hoped to have the
Commission here to
Meade, United State
through Portland on
only one or two can
sion is composed of
of Ontario, T. G.
dlelon; Henry Anke-
; H. E. Gates, of
Zera Snow, of Port
pose of the Commis-
tigate the laws need-
for the control of wa
th for irrigation and
see. Its repo't will
to the State Land
ime in the fall, and
re the state Legisla-
f the committee are
sible efforts to learn
merits for better wa-
. In their work they
the aid of Government
all who are interested
, and are capable of
formation of value,
hich they will discuss
and ideas that have
by the various mem-
e results of these dis
be embodied to a
in the final report —
of S J. Bonnett.
tt, one of the oldest
ane county, died at
is son five miles north
April 21, at the ad-
y which appeared in
n says deceased was
1914, in Lewis county,
. In 1835 he 7emov-
. where he remained
then went to Iowa
Van Buren county,
married in 1840 to
arsons who made him
pmaie for nearly 62
ed January 29, 1902.
came across the plains
iving in Lane county
of that year. He re-
ene for a short time
up a donation claim
enkie river, where he
5, when he retired
and removed to Eu-
in Eugene until two
en he went to pass
years with his son, A.
the old homestead
father of eleven chil-
whom are living:
, Cephus and Alfred
ane county; Charles
, of Harney county;
Thomas, of Eureka,
Emma Dey, of Oak-
d Mrs Mary Rrown,
Bill is Defeated.
rrent rumor that the
r the repeal of the
ne act will meet de-
nda of tbe house com-
blic lands which will
w. It ie said that
or three members of
who will favor a ra
ving an overwhelming
rnat interfering with
of the bonne have ex
change of heart reepect-
aaya a Washington die
tbey am frank in aay-
LENT been found in a field one mile from PRIVATE CONCERNS HOLD IT
made by George II Maxwell, presi
dent of the National irrigation asso
ciation, to the committee at the time FOUR MILLION DRAWING INTEREST
AT 6 PER CENT.
of the hearing of the bill about a
It was then that Mr, Mrxwell
made plain the fact that certain The State Treasury Had Three-Fourths of a
Million Dollars Lying Idle Less
railroad curporotions contributed
Than a Year Ago.
annually about $50,000 for the sup
port of the irrigation association
The state of Oregon now has 14,-
and that the association was
000,000 of school funds drawing
practically pledged to work for
interest at an average of 6 per cent.
the repeal of th6 timber and stone,
This is the largest sum the state
desert lond and homestead com
ever had drawing interest and it
mutation laws and support the sen
represents the limit”of the irreduci
ble school fund, for a number of
From this admission, members
years hence, at'least. The revenue
of the house arrived at the conclu
from this fund will be about $240,-
sion that the Jailroads were the ones
000 per year, and from this the ex.
interested in the repeal of the avow
pense8 of running the State Land
ed purpose of being then able to
Department must be paid, amount
compel persons seeking timber
ing to less than $10,000 per year,
lands or large holdings to purchase
leaving about $230,000 to be dis
from them or to buy blocks of scrip.
tributed annually among the coun
The stampede from the support
ties of the state upon the basis of
of the new bill was marked subse
school papulation. The apportion
quent to Maxwell’s testimony and
ment this year will be reduced
it is now an almost foregone con
somewhat by reason of repayments
clusion that the committee will re
of interest received from purchasers
port unfavorably and that nothing
of land where tho title failed, says
more will be done in land legisla
tion during this session of congress.
Of this total of $4,000,000. about
$3,500,000 is in the form of loans
Harney Stock Ranges Good.
and $500 000 is in the form of de
ferred payments on sales of school
General Livestock Agent C. J.
land. Of the loans, $3,350,000 is
Millie of the O. R. A N, arrived in
out on real-eBtate mortgage securi
the city yesterday from a two week’s
ties paying 6 percent interest. The
trip through the Harney valley
$250,(MX) is inveested in school
country. When interviewed, Mr.
bonds beari ng|5 per cent
Millis said that he found business
The $500,000 due on sales
fairly good everywhere but that the
interest at 6 and
roads were in fearful condition;
rate of in
the streams every where are out
of the banks and the mountains
Still covered ten feet deep with per cent.
Less than a year ago the state
esntained $725.000 of
“The ranges are in fine shape
in the school fund.
and never were so far advanced at
little prospect that
this season of the year. I found
soon be put out
cattle and horses in very poor con-
dition after the long winter and
the lussen have been severe and ces have combined to create a de
further losses will follow, The mand for the school funds. The
heavest losses occured in March Legislative in 1903 passed an act
and the first part of April. It has requiring school districts, when
been estimated that the-loss of stock making loans, to ctfer their bonus
will amount to 40 per cent but I to the state at 5 per cent. Under
think that probably 2D per cent this law the State Land Board has
will cover the loss in cattle, and bought school bonds to the amount
30 per cent in horses. The loss in of $250,000 since last July. The
sheep was only nominal It will tightening of the money market in
the last six months has raised the
be June or July before stock will
rate of interest demanded by pri
be in fit condition to ship. Sheep
vate capitalists and borrowers have
can be moved now at any time but
turned to the school fund where
there is little demand for any kind
they could get money at 6 per cent.
of stock at present. Japan’s order
The failure of C. B. Wade, at Pen
for horses has not yet materalized.”
dleton, caused the bank with which
— Raker City Democrat.
he was connected to call in a num
ber of its loans and many ' of the
Decadence of the Range.
debtors-shifted their loans to the
In the recent bulletin published school fund.
bv the experiment station at the
The rapid development of Eas
state agricultural bureau at Pull tern Oregon caused a demand for
man valuable information is given money in that section of the state
concerning the range conditions in and the State Land Board made a
Ea tern and Central Washington. large number of loanee to people
Within recent years most of the who were building irrigation ditches
former extensive range has been or clearing new farms. Rather
taken up, either as homesteads or than sell on a weak market, many
ax °tock ranches, and the time is of the Eastern Oregon cattlemen
rapidly approaching when cattle held their stock last Fall and bor
men will have to own their own rowed money to carry them over.
ranges or else be forced out of the
All of these circomstances com
bined to make a lively demand for
Already the greater part of the loans from the school fund and the
vailable grazing land in the Colum surplus, which was expecred to
bia river basin and the eastern Cas last until the end of this year, is.
cade water hed has been taken up now all lent. To the same condi
and the Okanogan country is being tions which called this meney out
forced to let greater demands be of the school fund has made receipts
made upon its grazing lands. As small. Men who have heretofore
yet it is not so badly depleted as borrowed are not now paying back
the region of the south, but the set and deferred paymenis on purchas
tlement of many homesteads each es of school land are slow. The
year may soon place it on par with treasurery will probably take in
the other districts. Even now in some $15,000 per month and thia
the river valleys, where the soil is will be all the State Land Board
naturally lighter, the bunchgrs.se is will have to loan.
It will be tbe policy of the board
disappearing and needle grass is
taking its place.—Walla Walla to favor small borrowers, as the
money will benefit more people in
this way. In all the loans that
A Care For Headache
have been made tbe board has been
careful to accept only gilt-edge
Any man, woman or child suffer security, and it is believed there is
ing from headache, biliousness or a not a loan outstanding that would
dull, drowav feeling should take . show a loss even if hard imes
one or two < f DeWitt’s Little Early should bring about a decline in real
Risers night and morning. These estate values.
famous little .villa are famous be
cause they are a tonic as well as a
pill. While they cleanse the sys
The body of Creed Conn. tl.e
tem they strengthen and rebuild it
by their tonic effect upon the liver Silver Lake merchant, who haa
and bowels. Sold by all druggists. been missing since March 4, han
Silver Lake, where a shot was heard
JOHN D. DAI.Y, P i : i b
N. L. CARPENTER, C asjihh ^
on the morning he disappeared.
FRANK R.COFFIN, V ick P ubs .
A. C. WELCOME, A sst , C asmibr ,
The body was badly decomposed IRRIGATION UNDER CAREV ACT WILL
and had a gunshot wound.
NOT BE HAMPERED.
Mr. Conn was last at his store I
at Silver Lake about 6 o’clock on
OF BURNS, OREGON.
the morning of his disappearance,
Corporations, Firms and Individuals Solicited.
Crooked River it Already Controlled.
March 4. After a short conversa
To Utilize the Deschutes Would
WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS.
tion with his clerk, Frank Payne,!
Be Very Expensive.
he went out of doors and was seen
S tockholdbhh John D Daly, Frank R. Coffin, N U. Carpenter. R. J.
Williams, J. W. Geary, C. Cummin«, H. M. Horton, C. A. Haines. Win.
walking up the road. Mr. Conn ' According to the Oregonian's
Jones, Thomas Davie.
did not return that day to the store, Washington advices the Secretary
nor next day, and Mr.Payne then j
•Statr anti County Warrants iouyAt at tAo marjtotprior.
notified the missing man’s brothers tion from 300 members of the Farm
This bank is Insured and will be reimbursed for any loss by burglary
at Silver Lake and Lakeview, and ers’ Co-operative Irrigation Associa
or hold up day or night.
parties were sent out to scour the tion of Oregon asking that a thoro’
investigation be made the reclama
country in every direction.
Almost every citizen of Silver tion service to determine the irriga
Lake engaged in the hunt for the tion possibilities of Crook county.
missing man, and very conceivable The petition has the indorsement of
spot was thoroughly searched. The Senator Mitchell.
M. A lkxandkk , P hksidbnt .
E. II. T est , Cashier
It happens that representatives of
river near that place was dragged
W m . J oncs , V ick -I’ hhsidknt .
C. E. K inyon , Aset. Cashier 1
Mr.Conn was a man of Stirling
qualities, attending to his business extensive investigations in Crook
strictly, and was held in highest county, and reached the conclusion
that there is no present opportunity
esteem by every one.
for the Government to enter this !
field. There are several attractive
The Wonders of irrigation.
irrigation projects along the De
We Solieit Yoer Banking Business.
So rapid has been the settlement schutes river, but all of these are
of the United States during tbe
STOCKHOLDERS:—M. Alexander. Wm. Jones, E. II. Testt ■
past score of years, that, to day, by the state of Oregon under the 1 C. E. Kenyon, H. Alexander, Estate of Abner Robbins, William '
Miller, Frank R. Coffin, Thos. Turnbull.
very little, if any, productive land Carey act, and the Government
IXJRtxAREyvAMxi«. - a —
has drawn the attention of men to plans of private companies.
The only other water available
the vast areas of desert land whose
irrigation in Crook county ¡8 the
hot sands will make no response to
river, and the summer How
the efforts of the agriculturist. It
is a fact, almost appalling to con of this stream is now fully utilized.
HOWARD SEBREE, SSSMOUT
I. E. WHITE, V k |.P m . m « t
W. R. SEBREE, C amii «
sider, that one-third of the United As it would be very expensive to di
States is arid and barren And yet,
all that is needed to make this the Crooked River Valley onto the
waste spring into Inxurant life is distant arable lands, the Govern
water. The soil contains every ment has decided it can do nothing
element necessary to plant life. in Crook county unless private en
Above,theever beaming sun is ready terprises under the Carey act are ®
to do its part. Moisture alone is abandoned. Should this occur the
required. Small wonder, then, Government would not hesitate to
A General Banking Business Transacted
that men have turned eagerly to begin work on this scheme.
First National Bank
FIRST NATIONAL BANK i
I first national Bank *
irrigation in order that they might
partake of this potential richness.
And so, in many pirts of tbe arid
West, the desert is being reclaimed.
In Southern California, in Utah,
Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Oregon
and Washington, hundreds upon
hundreds of thousands of acres of
land have been converted from a
desert sterility to teeming produc
tiveness. Smail wonder that gov
ernments, federal and state, and
private enterprise are bringing their
resources to bear that they may
avail themselves of the opportuni
ties of irrigation.—“The Wonders
of Irrigation,” in the April Pacific
How to Outstrip Competition.
In the federal court yesterday
the order of the trials in the famous
land fraud eases was set by Judge
Bellinger at the request of tbe dis
trict attorney. The trials will be
gin May 4, says the Journal.
The first case to go to trial will
be the conspiracy charge against
Horace G. McKinley ond S. A. D.
Putter. At the conclusion of those
cases, Mrs. Emma L Watson will
rnswer to a similar charge, Fol
lowing her case will come the trial
of Marie Ware, also charged with
conspiracy to defraud the govern
When those cases are completed
the court will hear the cases rn
which forgery is chargi <1 against
McKinley, Putter and Miss Ware
The casejof Charles Cunningham,
the wealthy sheepman of < a-tern
Oregon, who is under indictment
for attempting to defraud the gov
ernment of public lands, will be
the last of the famous easel to go to
An array of lawyers has been re
tained by the defendants and a
bitter legal contest will likely liegin
when the cases are called. Praotic*
ally the entire month of May will
be devoted to the trials.
Aggression in advertising proves
that advertising pays. Competition
makes aggression, and aggression
produces success. A certain maga
zine representative said, “the only
way to ‘get from under’ the domi
nating influence of competition is
to outadvertise it.” This spirit of
aggression may not necessarily be
the result of one's own success in
the past; it may come through the
knowledge of some one else’s suc
cess in the past; it may come thro’
the knowledge of some one else’s
success in bis own or some other
line of business, by confidence in
Studebaker Wagons, ’Hacks,
the future and belief in the old Shy-
Buggies and Buckboards
ing that, “nothing succeeds like
are arriving now and selling as fast
as we can get them in. We have
Furniture cheaper than ever be two car loads of these goods here
fore i.i this town. We bought and in trains. The best stock of
right and will sell right. The very Wagons and Vehicles ever brought
nicest in Lace and Muslin Cur to Burns. Call and look at goods
tains. Ladies, call and inspect. even if you do not desire to buy at
We can please you in both style the present time. Geer A Cummins.
and price. Bureaus, Chiffoniers,
Don't delay getting a good supply
Sideboards, Iron Beds, ami in fact
everything in our line.—Burns of alfalfa seed, Geer and Cummins
have it for srle.
Dates Set for Land Cases.
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