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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY,OREGON, SEPTEMBER 24, 1904.
his life visited Baker City. SUGGESTS POOLING CATTLE
( A little over 12 years ago he began
business in Harney County and for
THROUGH LINE FROM CASPAR WY0. several years has boen handling THE ONLY M AY TO DISPOSE OF THE
CITY BADS ARE INVESTIGATING POS-
F SIBILITIES FOR SUCH.
about ♦75,000 or $80,000 worth of
STOCK TO ADVANTAGE.
TO EUREKA, CAL
goods annually at a little town of
less than a hundred people. Mr.
Haines is a young man of fine phy A Prominent Cattleman Thinks Local Bals
CivK Bpgiiucr Foster Visits Several Pisces
Will Pass Through Malheur, Harney and
ers Should Organize to Offset the
good judgment and enter
Near City to Make Measurements
Lake Counties, and Make Main
•Cattle Buyers’ Trust.”
prising spirit. He is the guest in
And Get Elevations.
Shops at Boise, Idaho.
Baker City, of Mr 8. S. Litchfield,
Lr.wen, Sept, 18th.—(To the
C. 11. Poster, a civil engineer
In the presence of perhaps 25 by whom he has been introduced
from Baker City, has been investi
members of the board of directors to all the leading business men, Editor)—I enclose you a clipping
the chamber of commerce and and tonight will be initiated into from the Baker City, Weekly Bed
gating the possibilities for water
citizens of Boise, F. L Evans the order of Elks. When question rock Democrat of Sept. 12th. It
works here the last few days The
last evening presented his proposi ed about his country Mr. Haines may interest some of your aubscrib-1
city I dads had deciced upon
tion for the construction of a said:
ers to know that a cattle buyers I
such a move at the instigation of
through line of railroad from Cas
‘ General business in our section
trust exists elsewhere besides “Har- j
several large property owners and a
par, Wyoming, to Eureka, Califor is very good and has been right
letter bad been written Mr. Foster
nia, says tbe Statesman. Briefly along. The prices of cattle are im ney County.” If the cattle men of
asking his services, but the gentle
stated Mr Evans’ proposition, which proving, and cattle are beg tilling to the neighborhoods of Harney coun
man was already enroute to this
came from the Missouri Trust Co. move. There has been a large crop ty would get together, and form
pitted on other business when the
and the first vice-president of tbe of hay all over the county,the result associations for the selling of their
letter reached Baker.
American Central Insurance com of the copious rains ir. the spring mutual cattle in big lots, they
Mr Foster discouraged a pump
pany both of St. Louis, is that tbe and early summer, and we will have could correspond with outside buy
ing system from the start and stat
right of way, terminal facilities, etc., plenty of feed for the winter. One ers (Advertise if necessary) and by
ed that from personal experiences
shall be donated along the line from and two-year old steers will now be selling direct to them, do away
and the efforts of Baker City in
Pine, Idaho, to Vale, Oregon, the shipped freely and are bringing with the middle man, and his ex
such a plant lie could not advise a
first section of the road to be built, $15 to $20 a head. One, two and treme profits, and a fair price would
town of this size to undertake such
and a bonus of $500,000 shall be three-year-old wethers, from the be realized by the man who feeds
a proposition, as it would prove too
The Times-Herald had been led raised along the line. This bonus mountains, are selling at $1.80 to the cows.
to believe that the people of Burns is to be in the shape of notes, due $2 75, and large shipments have
His advise was for a gravity sys could expect an immediate bond in 50 months and conditioned upon been ordered. These are fair
tem and expressed himself, upon issue for several thousand dollars the completion of the Pine-Vale prices, and with the big price whit b I
the ■ matter suggesting that we and that we* would have water section of tbe road within that was obtained on wool, our people
The clipping referred to in the
•bould have water, not only suffici works in no time. That the people time.
will average more than an average above was published in our last is
ent;,Tor fire purpose, but domestic were being robbed without being
Of this amount, it was brought profit for the season’s business.
sue, We agree with Mr. Otley in
use as well. He felt that the ex- notified or given a chance to express out in the discussion of the propo
“No. I’m not here on business, regard to pooling stock for tho pur
|)MWe incurred would not justify themselves in the matter. Such is sition, it is expected that Boise will but am visiting Baker socially and
pose of selling to best advantage,
for fire purposes alone. The gentle not the case, however, and we find furnish depot grounds and about am on my way to Vale, where 1
provived it can be done. The
man did not realize that individuals the present investigations are mere -10 acres of ground near the city for have been summoned as a witness
Times-Herald had hoped the Har
bad. in some instances, spent big
ly preliminary and may not dev main shops of the company, which on the Colwell murder ease. This ney county Live Stock Association
sams in apparatus for water works
elops into anything definite. This are to be located here, right of way is my first visit to Baker , and the would take this matter up at an
forlprivate use and that windmills
investigation was asked by seyeral for about 10 miles east and 15 town looks very good to me It has early date and make an effort to
OT engines could be found on almost
prominent property owners who de miles west, and $350,000 of the every evidence of modern business secure buyers for the fat cattle in
•very residence block in the city, sired to known if such works were cash bonus.
methods, and prosperous times. this section that are now ready for
therefore, unless the city could fur feasible and within moderate cost
Mr. Evans, after a brief intro Its people are sociable ,and hospi the market. It would certainly be
nish water at very reasonable rates The Times - Herald found some
duction. presented a letter signed table, and when the Sumpter Val of mutual benefit to all concerned
•nd an abundance of it, the works
councilmen that do not approve of by Edward H. Gorse, secretary of ley Railraod is finished to Burns, and help the present rather close
Would not realize much from this such a move just at this time, un
the Missouri Trust company of St. we will be up here ever once in a times in the way of distributing
less it would show very flattering, Louie in which he referred to Vice- while.”—Democrat.
several thousand dollars among
■A representive of the Times - Her
but considered it an apportune time President Edward II. Thompson, of
Harney county stockraisers.
ald was present at a meeting Wed-
to investigate, so that the informa the American Central Insurance
Tbe Times-Herald has no posi
jfeqduv evening held for the pur
tion would be at hand for future company. It this letter it was de clerk of Harney county for several tiveevidence that such a thing as a
pot e of hearing a report from Mr.
use should such time come. Now finitely promised that he would terms, who is now general super "cattle buyers’trust"exists in Har
Hposter in regard to the feasibility
that the subject has been ■ under endeavor to finance the proposition, intendent of the Willamette Valley ney county, yet present conditions
of a gravity system from The Mil discussion they propose to prosecute
which he stated he had assurances A Cascade Mountain Wagon Road would indicate that Mr. Otley’s as
ler Springs, Cherry Springs, Rim-
it further and ascertain to a certain he would be able to do upon the company’s road grant is in this city sertion is not far from wrong If
rjbek. or water from the springs in
ty just what cost. Such being the basis stated.
conferring with Attorney M. R. such is the case it is only justice
the canyon above J. J. Tupkor’s
case, The Times-Herald feels there
He disclaimed having any ar- Elliott in regard to the company’s that local cattle raisers should make
is no occasion for uneasiness at this rangment with the Northwertern property. This is the first visit Mr. an effort to dispose of their stock
® In substance the civil engineer
time. We also wish to say that road, even as to a traffic agreement. Rieder has made the city in 19 to outside buyers if they will pay a ft
■sported as follows: The measure
the fact that certain individuals ad Lt would be useless, he insisted, for years and he notes a remarkable satisfactory price and the sugges ft
ment at Cherry springs developed
vocate any public improvement is Boise to look to the Northwestern, change from a few stores to a city tion in the above letter is good.
about i inch of water; at Rimrock
not sufficient to condemn it,or oth the Burlington, or any other exist of over a thousand inhabitants — The Times-Herald will assist in
•p'iugs there was so little water
such a move, not however, from I
ing road to come here, as they were Prineville Journal.
that it was not considered at all,
any mercenary motive or for per
The Times-Herald is not influ all bound by agreements not to en
Therefore no measurements were
sonal spite, but to assist its readers
liken. Cherry springs was found enced by personal likes or dislikes
A WONDERFUL INVENTION and friends in disposing of their
t a sufficient elevation to afford a in such matters. If it considers a
products to best advantage.
Very satisfactory pressure, but it project of sufficient merit it will be capital or not at all.
It is interesting to note that for The local association contemplat
was out of the question as the wat
tunes are frequently made by the ed such a move last fall, but did
tion has not been carried forward that the proposed line will follow
er supply was inadequate.
invention of articles of minor im not begin corres[>ondence early
I The Miller springs at the M. L. sufficiently to determine what will the old Midland right of way from portance. Many of the more pop
enough in the season to accomplish
(jcwis place might supply sufficient be the result and The Times-Her Boise to Middleton and Caldwell, ular devices are those designed to
its purpose, consequently the stock
■Tat' i but this he considered a pro ald cannot conscientiously approve
benefit people and meet popular that should have been marketed at
bl, m and would take considerable
conditions, and one of the most in that time were carried oyer the
time and expense to determine, realizes, nevertheless, that to con miles above Nyssa and the Malheur teresting of these thathas ever been
winter and some are still on hand.
owing to the nature of the ground struct such water works as it would river joined near Vale. The route invented is thd Dr. White Electric
If stockraisers arc not satisfied with
md the necessity of getting the
Comb, patented Jan. 1, ’99 These the prices offered by local buyers
low of five orsix springs into shape siderable and that a plant that grade, traverses Harney county, wonderful Combs positively cure
and have reason to believe belter
> determine the enitre flow, This might be of sufficient capacity for Ore., and crosses the mountains dandruff, hair foiling out, sick and
pricescan be secured, they should
»0 would be a drawback in that it
nervous headaches, and when used begin at once to investigate ami
ould not give sufficient force to
with Dr. White’s Electric Hair find buyers. The season is now far
ifford protection to property any which certainly will be at no dis line follows Pitt river, then crosses Brush are positively guaranteed
advanced and if results cannot be
higher than Main St. It would tant date. It would therefore ob the range and down the Mad river I to make straight hair curly in 25 obtained in the near future stock
however, be enough force to give ject to such a move at enormous to Humboldt bav at Eureka.
days time. Thousands of these men will either have to take the
Kaderate protection to the business expense that would prove inadequ To the east the route follows the ; electric combs have been soldin prices offered by local buyers or
ate and have to be abandoned at south fork of the Boise to Pine
the various cities of the Union, and again feed their beef through the
f From his investigations Mr. Fos some future time on account of lack crosses the Mountains to Hailey I the demand is constantly increas-
ter consideis the spring in the can of water. Such improvements ■ and thence across the state to St i ing. Our agents are rapidly be
yon above Tupker’s the most feasi
coming rich selling these combs.
Free! Free!—Handsome China
ble and that does not ebow flatter city auhorities cannot find water in ! Hole country, connection is finally They positively sell on sight. Send ware absolutely free We are still
ing just at the present time, but it sufficient quantities to furnish made with the Northwestern road ; for sample. Men’s size 35c, ladies' giving tickets on Chinaware for cash
is his impression that possibly with twice the present population, it at Caspar.
50c — (half price while we are in- purchases only. We now have
Among the branch lines proposed
proper work enough water could be would not approve of any great
trocucing them.) Tbe Dr. White a large supply on hand. Take a
one from central Idaho down the
secured. This would give consid- outlay.
The Dr. White Electric Comb Co., |>eep in our windows.— Lunaburg
Future investigations will prove1 Salmon and to Butte, over the line I Decatur, III.
erable fall and give sufficient force
A Dai ton.
merits of the present sites and of the old Idaho Midland, one in
even on the highest portions of the
Alfalfa at Geer A Cummins
these will be submitted to Mr. F ob - I central Oregon and another from
residence blocks on the hill The
Remember Browns Profit Shar
ter or some other competent engi Eureka to San Francisco.
gentleman said even this would not
Men and boy’s wool hats cheap—
In reply to a question as to why ing Plan Secure your coupon with
be a feasible proposition unless wa neer, who will estimate the cost.
Miller A Thompson.
construction work was to commence every cash purchase.
ter could be Sold for domestic pur
in the middle of tbe line, Mr.
what’s in a Nimt?
poses. He was much inclined to
Evans said it was because this sec
The Finest of All ..*
discourage any project that would
Everything is in the r.ame when 1 tion was a key to the entire line
incur expense without also deriving it comes to Witch Hazel Salve. E.1 and that they con'd hardly be shut
»revenue. A dead expense would C. DeWitt A Co. of CI ago, <lir- oyt by other companies at the two
be too much of a drain on the tax- covered some years ag > how to t extreme* while if a line were start
payers and would prove burden make a salve from Witch Hazel ed from Caspar, the Short Line for
that is a specific fur Piles. For example, would have an opportuni
Far Sale Oily at
While he expressed himself as »blind, bleeding, itching and pro ty to. occupy the only available
not being satisfied with any of tbe truding Piles, ecxema, cuts, burns, passes in thia portion of the route
projects he had examined, although j bruaae and all skin di-eases, De
they offered possibilities, he etu Witt's Halve has no equal. This PARNEV COUNTY MOST prosperous .
phisized tbe fact that any of them has given rise to numerous worth
would be more satisfactory, in bi; less counterfeits Ask for Dewitt s
Fot the first time in 12 years C.
estimation, than a pumping plant. —-the genuine aol<i by Burns A. Hainer», of tbe Narrows, yester
"It is a hard proposition" said Mr. Drug Stores.
day saw a railroad and for the first
Imthci >1 Bros, Distributers, Portland, Oregon.
WORKS FOR BURNS
Poster "to get water high enough
from any of these courses within a
reasonable distance of your city. I
cannot say definitely in regard to
any of them, either, as to sufficient
water. They are all a problem and
must be thoroughly tested and
measured before we can determine.”
Nothing definite was decided
upon by the council, except that a
further investigation would be made
to ascertain the amount of water at
each place and to look into the
matter of ownership of the springs.
The Miller springs are situated on
road land and M. L. Lewis now has
a five year lease upon the property
with the privilege of purchasing at
the end of the lease. It is not
known whether the city could get
possession of it at all or not.
It was the impression of some pre
sent that J. J. Tupker had filed
rights on the water in the canyon
above his place and it was deter
mined to find out the ownership
of other places under investigotion
also and if any project is consider
ed feasible to get an option on them.
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