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CAREY ARID LEW EXPIRES with the state, the persons reclaim
ing the land paying all fees, expen
ses sf survey, and cost of construc
HARNEY VALLEY IMPROVEMENT CO. tion of the irrigation systems.
The State land Board was yested
with power to fix the estimated
cost of construction and to award
Several Other Harney County Projects Now the construction company a lien
Peadinx- -No More Selections Can
upon the land for the amount.
Be Made Under Carey Act.
This lien is apportioned upon the
several 40-acre tracts according to
A Salem dispatch to the Oregon- their relative value, and a settler
' ian says: The Carey arid land act, can secure the land by paying off
under which the General Govern the lien. The State Land Board
ment offered to give to each of the is algo authorized to fix an annual
arid states 1,000,000 acres of land, maintenance charge to be paid by
expired by its own limitation Thurs the settler to the irrigation company
day. The state of Oregon hp 8 select and also to adopt rules and regula
ed under the terms of that act 424,- tions governing the distribution of
616 acres of desert land. The Gov- water. In no case does the state
. eminent has approved selections to assume any responsibility for the
the amount of about 100,000 acres, payment of any money on account
and the remaining selections are of the reclamation of the land.
still pending before the Department Though the arid land selections are
of the Interior, with the prospect made by the state and the land re
PLY Chi that most of them will be approved. claimed will be patented to the
PHIL ADEL><- 4 The Carey act continues ill force, state, the reclamation work is con
r so far as completion of the irriga
ducted by private enterprise.
tion work is concerned, but no more
The state has made eight con
selections can now be made.
tracts for the reclamation of arid
Nearly all the large arid land laud under the Carey act in favor
selections under the Carey act were of the following companies or indi
made in the Deschutes country viduals.
with the purpose of securing a water
The Portland Company, 8793
supply from the Deschutes River acres in Harney county, to be irri
In two of these, the Three Sisters gated by a system of wells and
’s segregation and the pumping stations; cost of reclama
Pilot Butte Development Company’s tion, $10 per acre; annual mainte
segregation, now owned by the nance charge, $1.50 per acre.
Deschutes Irrigation & Power Com
Matthews Land Reclamation
pany, extensive irrigation systems Association, 1280 acres in Baker
are under construction. Besides County; cost of reclamation $4 per
these large tracts there are a num acre, annual maintenance charge,
ber of small selections made at the
$6 per acre. This company is com
instance of associations or individu
posed of individuals, who will them
als who will reclaim the land and selves take all the land reclaimed.
Occupy it. The large concerns will The irrigation system will be a
reclaim the land under the contract series of artesian wells.
with the state, getting their pay for
Brownell Desert Reclamation
their work from the settlers who
pay off the lien established by the Association, 480 acres in Umatilla
Contract. The amount of the lien County, to be irrigated with water
represents the estimated cost of from Umatilla River. The cost of
construction, the plan of the Carey the reclamation is about $4 per
acre, and the annual cost of main
■ct and the state arid land law
■being to give the settler the land at tenance $ 1 per acre. The individ
the cost of constructing the irriga uals composing the association will
take the land unclaimed.
Deschutes Reclamation and Irri
The Carey act was approved
gation Company, composed of indi
Augest 18, 1894, and authorized
Secretary of the Interior, with viduals who will take the 1280 acres
in Crook County to be irrigated
the approval of the President, to
with water from Deschutes River
ntract and agree to patent to the
tates of Washington, Oregon, Cali The cost of reclamation is about
$4 per acre, and the annual main
fornia, Nevada, Idaho, Montana,
tenance charge 50 cents per acre.
Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota,
Harney Valley Improvement
on ot th<
South Dakota and Utah, nut to ex-
M tOO< 10
Company, 58,844 acres in Harney
ed 1,000,000 acres of arid land
ach, under certain conditions. County, to be irrigated with water
The conditions referred to were from Silvies River. The cost of
principally reclamation of the land constructing the system is $7 50
and disposal of it to settlers. Before per acre, aud the annual mainte
the state could make an arid land nance charge 50 cents per acre.
Pilot Butte Development Com
selection, it must show that the
pany, 84,707 acres in Crook County,
water with which to reclaim it. to be irrigated with water from Des
| Regarding the manner of reclama chutes River. The cost of recla
tion and the disposal of the land, mation is $10 per acre, and the an
nual maintenance charge $1 per
| The Carey act says:
That any state contracting under
Oregon Development Company,
E this section is hereby authorized 10
make all necessary contracts to 67,673 acres In Crook and Klamath
cause the said lands to be reclaimed, Counties, to be irrigated with water
and to induce their settlement and from Dsschutes River. The cost of
cultivation in accordance with and constructing the system is $10 per
subject to the provisions of this acre, and the annual maintenance
section, but the state shall not be charge 75 cents per acre.
Three Sisters Company, 27,700
authorized to lease any of said
lands or to use or dispose of the acres in Crook County, irrigated
name in any way whatever, except with water from Tumello River.
to secure their reclamation, culti The cost uf construction is $10 per
vation and settlement. As fast as acre, and the annual maintenance
any state may furnish satisfactory charge $1 per acre.
In addition to these selections,
proof according to such rules and
regulations as may be prescribed by which have proceeded so far as the
the Secretary of the Interior, that making of contracts, the state has
any of said lands are irrigated, re filed selections in behalf of the
claimed and occupied by actual following companies or individuals,
settlers, patents shall be issned to who will receive contracts when the
the state or its assigns for said lands selections have been approved by
so reclaimed and settled; Provided, the Department of the Interior:
Little Deschutes Irrigation Com
that said states shall not sell or
dispose of more than 160 acres of pany, 1280 acres in Crook County
eaid lands to any one person, and to be irrigated with water from the
any surplus of money derived by Deschutee River.
■ tb»^ ■
Wright’s Point Improvement
any state from the eale of said lands
in excess of the cost of vheir recla Company, 3160 acres in Harney
mation, shall be held as a trust fund County, to be irriga'ed with water
for and be applied to the reclama from Sagehen Creek.
John E. Harper, 584 acres south
tion of other desert lands in euch
Malheur Lake, to be irrigated
The slate of Oregon passed no with water from Malheur Lake
Henderson Elliott. 804 acres in
act taking advantage of the Carey
act until 1901. The law passed in Harney County, to be irrigated
that year, briefly slated, provides with water from wells.
J. F. Mahon, 2547 acres in Har
that individuals, associations or
County, to be irrigated from
corporations may undertake to re
claim arid lands under contract
BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, ALGUST 27, 1904.
ing, through a letter received by J. HOW TO TREAT SCABIES
N. Willey of that place, to handle
mutton for the growers on the fol
lowing terms: Sheep to be delivered VALUABLE INFORMATION BY GOVERN
at San Francisco, Miller & Lux
agree to kill and market them for
50 cents per head and allow 60
cents for offals of ewes and 70 cents Inspection and Dispouition of Cattle infected
With Mange--Does not Appear on
for that of wethers, returning the
Stock That Keep Fat.
market price received for the mut
Alfred J. Smith, U. S. Stock Ex
for the dietrict comprising
Dewitt is the Name.
Lake and Klamath counties in this
When you go to buy Witch Hazel state and some of the northern parts
Salve look for the name DeWitt on of California and Nevada, in the
every box. The pure,' unadulter last issue of the Lakeview Examin-
ated Which Hazel Salye is used in er, gives a description of scabies or
making DeWitt’s Witch Hazel mange in cattle and explains the
Salve, which is the best salve in disposition of infected stock by the
the world for cuts, burns, bruses, Federal inspectors. He says:
Scabies or mange in cattle is a
boils, eczema and piles. The pop
disease caused by a par
ularity of DeWitt’s Which Hazel
is closely related »o
Salve, due to its many cures, has
caused numerous worthless coun the mite which causes sheep scab,
terfeits to be placed on the market. both belonging to the same species
The genuine bears the name E. C. but are different varieties. For in-
DeWitt & Co., Chicago. Sold by stance, the sheep Bcsb mite will not
affect cattle nor will the cattle mite
Burns Drug Stores.
attack fheep or other animals.
Scabies does not appear to effect
Cattle Buyer Embezzles Money.
cattle while they are doing well on
It is reported in stockmen circles grass nor attack those in good con
and the storv is given some creden dition over three years old. The
ce since those who have circulated animals which suffer the most are
it are men of good standing, that a calves, yearlings, two-year-olds and
trusted representative of B. F. and those in poor condition.
Saunders, a Salt Lake City stock The first symptom of the disease
man and capitalist, who has pur is usually an intense itching of the
chased thousands of head of both skin about the neck and shoulders
cattle and sheep in the counties of and it extends more or less rapidly,
Eastern Oregon during the past two depending largely upon the health
years, has absconded with between and vigor of the animal, along the
$50,000 and $60,000 of Mr. Saund- back and sides and down the out
er’s money, says the Baker City side of the legs, seldom affecting the
inside of the legs or the skin of the
The story goes that Mr. Saunders abdomen.
Stock raisers in this section ate
CONGRESSMAN WILLIAMSON S VIEWS allowed his employe to transfer
money from Montana banks to more or less familiar with the meth
Misfit Land Laws Should be Revised Portland banks. The money when ods in operation for the treatment
deposited in Portland was to the of sheep scab and I may say the
Soon to Suit Present Tinies.
employe. He drew the money so same general methods may be found
Congressman Williamson was a it is reported, and left for parts un equally effectual in the cure of cat
tle. Thousands of cattle have been
visitor to the Deschutes section last known .
week and is quoted in the Bend
The sto-y may or may not be successfully treated in North Dako
Bulletin as saying the present land true. It is very likely, however, ta by the application of the lime
laws are a misfit. He says:
that if Mr. Saunders has suffered a and sulpher dip, the approved for
“We all know that the present loss the amount has greatly been mula of which is: 8 pounds of un
slacked lime and 24 pounds of flow
land laws are to a great extent a exaggerated.
ers of sulpher to 100 gallons of
misfit. Take for example the home
The Lakeview Examiner says: water. Crude oil is also used to
stead law, which was devised for
conditions in the Northwest a gen A. Y. Beach and family, and Mrs. eradicate the disease in some sec
eration ago—Wisconsin, Michigan, Dodson, (Mrs. Beach’s mother) will tions, being more available and
Minnesota, Iowa, etc It suits well start for Portland the last of the cheaper and requiring less prepara
the circumstances and demands of week, where they will spend the tion than lime and sulpher.
It is required of everyone intend
that section and time, but does not winter. Mrs. Dodson goes to live
apply at all to the present time and with her son, Boone Dodson, who ing to ehip or trail cattle, to ascer
to lands now vacant. A family can has a position on the Portland tain that the cattle are not aflected
rarely make a living on 160 acres Journal. Boone returned to Port with scabies and have not been ex
of land nuw available. It is now land several weeks ogo, having giv posed to the contageon before offer
necessary to farm on a larger scale en up the editorship of the Sumpter ing them for transportation or before
than was the practice 40 years ago. paper, where he has been for some cross ng state boundaries Trans
One hundred sixty acres being in time It is to be hoped they will portation companies are required 10
sufficient in most cases to maintain all winter well and return early in refuse for shipment, cattle whose
freedom from disease or exposure
a family, the present law operates the spring.
contageon is in doubt Cattle
to depopulate the country rather
with the disease and for
D. L. Shirk and daughter, Olive,
than settle it—the settler being
slaughter can be shipped
forced to dispose of the insufficient were in Lakeview last week making
But if for feed
land to those who can handle it in
ing or breeding purposes they must
be held for second dipping ten or
“I have an idea that a sort of
twelve days apart. This applies to
A perfect Painless Fill
graduated homestead arrangement
would be practicable, allowing an is the one that will cleanse the the entire herd or shipment in
applicant to take 160 acres or a full system, set the liver to action, re- which the disease is present—those
section, or even 1000 acres, accord move the bile, clear the complexion, not directly affected being consider
ing to the character of the land ap cure headache and leave a good ed as “exposed.” Expos'd cattle
plied for. The classification of taste in the mouth. The famous intended for immediate slaughter
lands should be made by the geo little pills for doing such work may be shipped without dipping
logical survey and not left to the pleasantly and effectually are De but if for feeding or breeding, they
judgment of individual applicants. Witt’s Little Earlv Risers Bob must be dipped at once.
This idea is entirely in the rough . Moore, of Lafayette, Ind. says: “All
As Exclusive Family.
yet, but a number of congressmen other pills I have used gripe and
are working on it and I hope it will sicken, while DeWitt’s Little Early
Mrs. Forundel—What? Invite
Risers are simply perfect.” Sold
be got into practical shape.
Downtown girls to our party!
“I am opposed to the repeal of by Burns Drug Stores.
my dear, their father is in
the present timber and stone law as
He keeps a shop!
Our stock of iron beds is now
long as the timber lands are open
Forundel—I know, ma,
to scripping When the scrippers complete and at very resonable
are out of business it may be well prices. Call and see our folding but he is awfully exclusive. He
to repeal the other law, but to do so beds, steel couches, etc.— Burns never advertises and doesn’t have
now would work against the cit:zen Furniture Co
to serve a customer once a week.
of small means and in favor of the
rich, and it is the rich who are the
chief timber bogs.
«.< The Finest of All d
“As to the withdrawal of the
large tract of land south of Bend for
forest reserve purpr.se«, I think if a
definite, specific showing w«r<- to lie
made that anv township is not of
Far Sale Oaly at
suitable character forest reserve it
would not be difficult to get that
township restored to entry. But
any indefinite or general protest
will have no effect.’’
Lillard & Jacobs, 2880 acres in
Crook County, to be irrigated from
Portland Irrigation Company,
12,037 acres in Lake County, to be
irrigated with water from Chewau-
John E. Harper, 1477 acres north
of Malheur Lake, to be irrigated
with water from wells.
Oregon Irrigation Company, 50,-
000 acres in Crook County, to be
irrigated with water from Deschutes
Oregon Irrigation & Power Com
pany, 74,198 acres in Crook County,
to be irrigated with water from
Dayis Lake Irrigation Company,
18,112 acres in Crook County, to be
irrigated with water from Deschutes
J. L. Sitz 1280 acres in Harney
Countv. to be irrigated with water
from Malheur Slough.
In the above lists, the Pilot Butte
Development Company and the
Oregon Irrigation Company inter
ests have been absorbed by the
Deschutes Irrigation & Power
Company, though the legal pro
ceedings are still continued under
the old names.
So far as starting new irrigation
enterprises is concerned, there will
be nothing more done under the
terms of the Carey act, for the time
within which selections could be
made was limited to 10 years from
the date of the act, August 18,1894.
If one-half the total area selected
should be reclaimed, nearly 250,000
acres of unproductive land will be
made to produce abundant crops of
hay and grain.
MARYLAND CLUB WHISKY
Hotel Burns Bar
The Lakeview Herald says that
Miller A Lux, commission mer
chants of San Francis««. are offer
fluents, Burns, Ore.
£^*Rotbcikd Bros, Distributers, Portland, Oregon
N. U. CARPENTER, C ash »«,
A. C. WELCOME, A sst . C ashier .
JOHN 1> DALY. Pin».
FRANK R.COFFIN, V ick P ues
OF BURNS, ORE ON.
Accounts of Corporations, Firms and individuals Solicited.
WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS.
K tockhoi . iikhs John I). Only, Frank R. Coffin, N. U. Carpenter, K. J.
Williams, J. W. Geary, C. Cummins. H. M. Horton, C. A. Haines,
Jones, Thomas Davis.
State anti County Warrant! ieujtt at tke market price.
This hank is insured and w ill be reimbursed for any loss by burglary
or hold up day or night.
[ M. A i . kxandkk , PiiKHlDENT.
• W m . J onib , V icii -I' kesiih nt .
E. II. T est , Cashier
C. E. K knyom , Asst. Cashier
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guarantee after three payments are made
I. Automatic extended insurance for the face of the contract.
II. A paid up policy.
III. Loan or eash surrender value.
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every course involved in Business College work Ils rates art'lie’ s uin'
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nt any time. Instruction at the College or bv mail. During the summer
months the College will conduct a
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We guarantee all nursery slock true to laliel and in g i
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