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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (July 16, 1904)
WILL THE RAILROAD EXTEND
■UMKO BANKER SAYS COLUMBIA
F SOUTHERN WILL NOT.
Cssvstts & Eastdrn the Road That Will
First in the Desrhutes Country
--That is Lo|kal Road.
millions of orasshoppers .
Grasshoppers by the millions are
appearing in Home localities in
Morrow county, says the Heppner
Gazette. They have settled in
great numbers in the Sand Hollow
country, where they are doing con
siderable damage. They are do
ing the most damage to alfalfa and
the hay crop, and in some places
are taking gardens.
The first crop of alfalfa which
was immense, has practically all
been saved, but it is feared that
very little of the second crop can
be saved, owing to the ravages of
the millions of these insects that
have been congregating in the al
falfa fields. At Hynd Bros’, big
ranch in Sand Hollow, they are so
thick in the alfalfa that in the even
ing after the insects go to roost on
the beads of the alfalfa plant they
can be scooped up by ihe gallon by
taking a coal oil can or bucket and
striking through the grass. It is
only the work of a short time to
till a gunny sack. Some of them
caught this way are being fed to
Along Willow creek, where there
are many alfalfa fields, the grass
hoppers are numerous and doing
considerable damage; in some
places they are attacking wheat
fields but are not doing much dam
age, owing to the fact that the
grain is nearing maturity and is
getting hard. However, they are
stripping the green leaves from the
stalks. In the wheat belt they
have not appeared in sufficient
numbers to cause any alarm and
the damage to the wheat crop will
be of little consequence.
Whereas, there was submitted to the
electors of the state at the last general
election as required by law, an initia
tive petition for a Local Option I.iquor
And, whereas,on the2 4thday of June,
1904, the Secretary af State in my pres
ence as Governor of the State of Oregon,
did canvass the votes given for said law ;
And, whereas, it was ascertained and
determined upon such canvass that
there were 43316 votes cast for said I-ocal
Option Liquor I.aw, and 40198 votes
casts against the same, and that the
■aid law received an affirmative major
ity of the total number of effective votes
cast thereon an<l entitled to be counted
under the provisions of law ;
Now, Therefore, I, Geo. E. Chamber-
lain, as Governor of the State of Oregon,
in obedience to Section 9 of an Act en
titled “An Act making effective the
initiative and referendum provisions of
Section 1 of Article IV of the Constitu
tion of the State of Oregon, and regulat
ing elections thereunder and providing
penalties for violations of the provisions
of this Act, ” Approved Februaiy 24,1903,
do hereby make and issue this proclama
tion to the people of the state of Orogon,
and do announce and declare that the
whole number of votes cast in the State
of Oregon for Baid Local Option Liquor
Law was 43316 votes, and the whole
number of votes cast against said Local
Option Liqnor Law was 40198 vot«s,
and that Baid Local Optiou Liquor Law-
received an affirmative majority of the
total number of votes cast on said
measure and entitled to be counted
under the provisions of law, and that
said Local Option Liqnor Law shall be
and is in full force and effect as the
law of the State of Oregon from the
date of this Proclamation.
Done at the Capitol at Salem this 24th
day of June, A. D. 1904.
(Signed) GEO. E. CHAMBERLAIN,
Governor of Oregon.
By the Governor:
(Signed) F. I. DCNBAR,
Secretary of State.
The Bend Bulletin, says:
“Not an inch” said F. T. Hurl-
burt, the Shaniko banker, who was
in Bend Monday, “not an inch this
side of Shaniko will you see the
Colpmbia Southern railroad extend-
All this talk and these false
■Mioiis doubtless have some pur
poses in view, but they will not go
to the extent of actual ra lroad
Mark my words,
you’ll never see the Columbia
Southern this side of Shaniko. »,
Mr. Hurlburt may be supposed to
be interested in preserving the
present status of the Columbia
Southam road. HiB Shaniko in
terests would suffer by extention
of the line. Therefore his view of
the situation may not be wholy
trustworthy. Still, he has interests
in the interior that require trans-
Mbrtation facilities for their develop
ment and he wants a railroad into
this region. He has his own theory,
however as to the direction from
which relief is coming
I “The Corvallis AEastern will be
the mad to tap this country,” con
tinued Mr. Hurlburt. “That is the
logical outcome. To bring the Col
umbia Southern in here would be
like reversing the position of the
thumb and little finger—placed
. right each has its use; placed wrong
boih are useless.
FIOHTINO EOR SWAMP LANDS.
■ “The Corvallis & Eastern, put
th rough to eastern connection, is
The State of Oregon, through
the road that is needed here, it is William B. .Matthews, counsel for
the road that will come. It wont the state in Washington. D. C., has
■Aoss the Deschutes at Picket island tiled a motion in the Department of
either. In my estimation it will the Interior for a review of the de
get, down to the productive country cision of Acting Secretary Thomas
not hug the foot hills, after cross Ryan, by which the state’s claim to
ing the range. It will bridge the list No 82 of swamp land sections
B&Jeschutes as near the mouth of in Klamath County was rejected
‘Crooked river as is practicable in The land involved in that list ag
order to get the traffic of the Hay- gregates 92,378 acres of valuable
^Btack region and Prineville. That land and this motion for review is
X, will take the road to a crossing at the last strap to which the state
MCline falls, 16 miles below Bend. clings in the matter.
(¿¿Then it will come up the river to
The history of this case is quite
■Bend and pass on east.
interesting. The territorial govern
“Al Cline falls the road can cross ment of Oregon was established
the river on a bridge of a single and the laws of the United States
¿(span les- than 100 feet long and extended over it by an act of Con
E keep to the level of the country. gress August 14 1848, and Septem
■At Picket island the road must de- ber 27, 1850 Congress passed an act
51 send more than 100 feet below the disposing of the public domain in
K level of the country to get across the territory was occupied bv both
the river, and that means it must white people and Indians. The
Fciimb out again. Railroads don’t whites held lands in severalty, but
■ do that these days. An even grade roamed at will, and exercised the
■ is of the utmost importance in mod- rights of the chase over the lands
■ern railroad construction.”
not so held, while the Indians did
Mr. Hurlburt is an intimate not hold lands in severalty, but
• friend of H. V. Gates, who made roamed and exercised the rights of
■ the reconnaissance of this route for the chase over all the lands not
K the old Oregon Pacific years ago held in severalty.
Kami whi also examined the route
March 12, 1860 the United States
■ afresh for the Harriman people two granted to the State of Oregon all
K years ago. The original line crossed the swamp land within its boundar
K the Deschutes at Cline falls but the ies. October 14. 1864, the Superin
2 official survey passed by way of tendent of Indian Affairs conclud
■ Picket island. All rights under ed a treaty with the Indians claim
■ that location long since expired, ing tribal rights in the lands occu
E however, and a new survey and lo- pied by them, including the present
■ cation would be necessary before Klamath Indian Reservation, the
g proceeding with railroad construc- Indians surrendering all right they
might have in all other lands.
David J. Harris, of the Cline falls Prior to November 17, 1902, and
. company, is of the same opinion as after the reservation was establish
Mr. Hurlburt. Both profes the ut ed, some 55,281,84 acres of the
most confidence in the coming of swamp lands included in the reser
; '< I the Corvallis ^Eastern railroad, or vation were allotted to the Indians
one from that direction, though in severalty, Rut these allotments
they have not as accurate informs- had not yet b< en appruv d
■on us comes from other quarters
November 17, 1902, the United
as to the preparations for al) ill»-1 States Surveyor-General, frr the
MUSTON’S is the place
Yearlingsand I wo-year-ulds in quantities to suit.
The hulls cun be seen at thef'P” Ranch, and
persons desiring to purchase should inquire
there of F. //. Huicell, Assistant to the Gen-
eral Manager, who will furnish informa
tion as t prices and will sell the same
GIVE HIM A CALL.
General Storage, Forwarding
M. L. LEWIS
Fireproof building 100x600 feet, 150 feet two stories in height.
Special Attention to Wool Grading and Bal
ing for Eastern Shipments.
Dealers in Blacksmith Cea), Flour, Cement, Lime, Plaster, Sulpher,
Wool and grain sacks and Twine, Grain and Feed. Highest price
paid for Hides and Pelts
... Represents the....
Stock Yards uiith all the Liatest and Best
Facilities for Handling Stock
Home Insurance Co., of New York,
Liverpool, London & Globe,
Fire Assurance Co., Philadelphia.
Mark Goods Care of “S. W. Co.”
T- G. CONDON,! manager
Bu n., Oregon.
OFFICE WITH BIGGS & BIGGS.
Corner South of Lunabueg & Dalton's.
THE CARTER HOUSE.
Job printing—The TimeH-IIerald
WILSON &. ASHTON,
SUCCESSORS TO TUPKER 4 WILSON
Rates $2.00 and $2 50 per day.
All Outside Rooms— Near Depot
This modern new l otel was only recently opened to the
public. Harney County people will be always welcome
and courteously cared for. A first-class bar in connection.
LIVERY BARN IN CONNECTION.
ALL WORK GUAR*
THE HOTEL BURNS BAR. ¡
fine Wine . Liq :ors and Cigars
Agents for Maryland CJub Wb 5ki|
CLUB ROOM? IN CONNECTION
Come in—take a look at a
beautiful display of
Courteous and obli^io^ Mixologist?-
If you want the
very beat values
for your money
LEWIS & McGEE, Propts
New and Elegant Livery Turnouts Complete.
Horses boarded by the day, week or
month. Special care given all stock
City Drug Store’
Having n wly furnished several comfort b1* rooms
for the occurance of private patienis, I desite to an
nounce that I am ready to receive surgical <>r medical
case1 on reasonable terms.
Pleasant Quarters provided for
EXPERIENCED NORSES IN ATTENDANCE
H: M. HORTON
Harney County Hospital
( has. E. McPheeters, Propt.
On the counter you will
also find catalog illus
Special accommodations for Commercial Men
Mian St., Bums. Oregon.
URNS MILLING CO.
HORTON 4. SAYER, Propts.
Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Rustic, Flooring, Moulding,*
Nearest Sawm ll to Burns. Good Road.
Lumber Yard in Burns.
THE WELCOME PHARMACY
K * -ps> V 'lvti mg tt at ca be fot nd in a first-
clissunJ up-to-date Drug More. O.i< St<”c
is modern and our Labran ly comp! ie- W •
: District of Oregon forwarded to the
not Believe General Lami Office an Washing
enter this vallev ton swamp land list No. 82, re
to Yaquima bay, j questing patent from the united
that I be road to
will be tied up
whether Corvallis t Eastern or States for 92’378 acres of swamp
some concern absorbing that line. ■ ]and lying within the boundaries of
He thinks the Oregon Water Power ' the Klamath Reservation, and in-
A- Railroad Company, which is ex- eluding the lands allotted to the
tending trolley lines through the Indians The state’s claim to the
country southeastward from Port- lands was based upon the conten-
land, is building too solidly and tion that they were swamp in char
■ expensively for mere trollv traffic, acter at the date of the swamp land
■ and that it may soon be found that 1 grant to the state in 1860, which
powerful railroad interests are be contention is proven by the evi
hind it and will push it over into dence submitted and returns of the
the Bend country, probably absorb United States surveyors This evi
ing the Corvr.llis A Eastern as an dence has been eoneeed through
incident. The Corvallis A Eastern, out the controversy
on which about 113,000,000 bad
Furniture cheaper than ever be
been spent, was bought by Ham
in this town. We bought
mond for »100,000. Morris A
Wbiteheid paid about 1300,0UO for right and will sell right. The very
the Oregon City trolly line under nicest in Lace and Muslin Cur
forclosure sale and the property has tains. Ladies, call and inspect.
quadrupled in valu<5 since We can please you in both style
then The Shaniko banker is a and price. Bureaus, Chiffoniers,
relative of W. H. Hurlburt, presi Sideboards, Iron Beds, and in fact
dent of the Oregon Water Power A everything in our line—Burns,
Tropical and Domestic
Fruits when in Season.
All kinds of Ff«sh Vegetables in Season,
■nil diiite advance.
Mr Hurlburt does
He is Prepared to fill orders
for Anything in his Line.
Provisions and Peed a Specialty.
FRENCH-GLENN LIVE STOCK CO
JONES LEVER BINDER
The Only Blnler wlfh a Fjy Wheel.
SELL SOLELY ON THEIR MERITS.
THE .1 NES CHAIN MOWER.
— Not because they have once served someone’s ‘•Grandad,”
but for what they’ll do for you.
—Not because the price is lowest (they cost more to make
than any other) but because they “fill the bill.”
They have roused the bitterest opposition from competitors.
You’ll see the reason »shy if j ou but try them.
They are thoroughly up-to-date and practical farm imple
ments from tongue to tire save time save money save work
Come in and look them over—’twill pay you to be posted.
Binders, Howers, Hay Rakes, Sickle Grinders,
O* M- VOEGTL.Y
THE JONES HAY RAKE.
Sole A^ent for Harney Comity.
Have Largest Assostment of Prescription Drugs
In the Interior.
We compound and dispense medi
cine with scietific
ACCURACY AND SKILL.
And we guarantee every article that goes
out of our store. When in need of any
thing in our line don’t fail to call as you
will get your money's worty.
HOPKINS <fc GARRETT,
Manufacturers and dealers in
SADDLES and HARNESS.
Bridles, Spurs, Whips, Rubes: Ropes, Ftc.
If your stock are ¡tiling in any way come and get some
Security Stock Remedies; (rail cure, liniments, blisters,
etc. Also poultry food.
Address, Burns, Oregon.