The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, February 06, 1909, Image 2

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.ilH.IAN IIYU!) -
The Journal will not credit nny
of the reports that Mr. Harriman
will do no railroad building in
Oregon this year until it is obliged
by the fact to do so. Let us give
tho man a .aill chanco to make
good. -Portland Journal.
The governor promptly vetoed
some of tho salary bills which
were passed and presented to
him, just as he said he would do,
but the lower house just as
promptly passed thorn over his
veto. Among them was one al
lowing tho dheriffo ct Harney and
Malheur counties, to retain cons
table fees.
A recent issue of the Portland
Journal credited Senator Parrish
with having introduced a bill to
increase the salary of tho school
superintendent of Harney County
to $1200. The Times-Herald pub
lished this report but it seems to
have been a mistake. The school
superintendent should have sulli
cient compensation to devote his
entire time to the work and in a
county as large as Harney it is
quite a task.
The recent published' reports
concerning the moves of the rail
road people, especially Mr. Ham
man, has caused the Oregonian
to insinuate a truce and with its
usual pessimism would have the
entire Pacific Northwest gone to
the dogs. Harriman is now ac
cused of breaking his promise to
tap Central Oregon, but if we
will shake things up a little and
help ourstlves Mr. Harriman or
no other man can keep us from
having a railroad.
Although the bill for an ex
qeriment farm is not just what
was desired and the appropria
tion too small, the Burns Com
mercial Club at its meeting last
Tuesday evening wired our repre
sentative to use his best efforts
to get the bill through the house
since it had already passed the
senate. We are entirely to blame
for the matter as it is quite evi
dent from letters received that
those who are looking after our
interests at Salem did not under
stand conditions or the desire of
those in interior Oregon. We
simply did not get busy soon
enough. The club will not be
napping in future as every mem
ber is alive to the interests of
this section of the state and will
be ever ready for any emergency
in the future.
In discussing the cry for more
pay by county officers as shown
by bills before the 'egislature,
the Oregonian hits the right nail.
It says:
But why should the Legisla
ture be bothered with this busi
ness of fixing the pay of county
or local ofiiceis? Ii is rcdiculous
for a senator or representative
from Multnomah, for example,
to be called on to aid in fixing
the salary of the County School
Superintendent for Lake county,
He doesn't know, for he connot
know whether ?G00 per annum
or $1000 per annum is the right
sum for that official, though he
ought to know that all doubts
should be resolved in favor of
the oppressed and overburdened
taxpayer; but your average legis
lator never has the same lively
sense of woes and deserts and
burdens of the tax paying public
after the legislative session be
gins that he had, when running
for office.
No firm or corporation, for ox
ample, doing business at Port
land, would for a moment con
sent to having the salaries of its
employes fixed by a body of men
at Salem, recruted from all parU
of the state and having no spe
cial sense of obligation or duty
to Portland. This concerns mat
ters of local administration only.
Why should the public business
be done on a basis different from
every private business? Politics
and t'ie politicians demand it,
and he public, through indiffer
ence or carelessness, or indul
gence, supports them and their
schemes. Shall wo over have an
end of it?
It is quite generally conceded
that Oregon needs a now water
law one that will provide for
the determination of water rights
without interminable litigation.
It is generally agreed that such a
law should provide for regulation
kof tho use of water so that waste
shall bo secured from Invasion of
his rights at u critical season of
tho year. Provision should also
bo made by which persons who
acquire water rights for power
purposes shall not secure a per
petual right or one -free from
Government control.
Tho acquisition of water rights
is progressing rapidly and tho
Legislature should not further
postpone the enactment of an
effective law for regulation of
diversion of water from a strear
To be effective, a law must oslnb
lish authority somewhere to en
force it, but it is well that this
authority be subject to' appeal to
the courts in case of abuse. o
power. In the present session
of tho Legislature several bills
for water laws are ponding.
There will be supporters and op
ponents of each. Tho legislature
will do well to study tho bills
upon their merits and in doing
so consider the interests of those
who support or oppose the bills.
Tho general welfare should not
be set aside for tho selfish inter
ests of a few; neither should sel
fish interests be permitted to pass
as general interests.
In the use of water for power
and for irrigation lies one of tho
most important agencies for de
velopment of tho industrial re
sources of the state of Oregon.
Whatever can bo done by legis
lation to aid in this line of devel
opment should be accomplished
at once, so- that progress may be
facilitated rather than hindered.
Clayton McMahan, who had
been in this city for several weeks
under the care of a physician,
started out on foot the first of
last week for Riverside, Malheur
county, his home. Ho is suppos
ed to have left here about 3
o'clock in the afternoon witli the
intention of walking to Harney
that evening, but in following
the telephone poles which he
thought would lead him to his
destination he got on the Can
yon road and wandered into tho
mountains. After being out two
days and nights he found the
McLaren cabin where ho took
refuge. Here he was found a
few days later by Charley Mul
key who had been to this city
and was returning to the mines
at Trout Creek on snow shoes.
He broke one of the shoes near
the cabin and went down to find
some nails with which to repair
it. He found the old man in a
bad condition and after making
him as comfortable as possible
proceeded to the mines when
Jack Darst 'phoned sheriff Rich
ardson. Mr. Darst and his part
ner and Charley Mulkey then
came back over to tho cabin and
were there when the sheriff ar
Mr. McMahan's hands and feet
were badly frozen and it was
found necessary to amputate
both feet just above the ankles.
This was done by Drs. Marsden
and Griffith Wednesday and al
though the patient is G2 years old
and has suffered many hardships
during his life, he is doing very
well and is recovering quite satis
There was a bed in the cabin
where the old man took refuge,
also a stove, but no food other
than a little flour and lea. Mr.
McMahan told his rescuers that
he started a fire upon his arrival
and heated some water in which
to bathe his frozen feet. He
placed his feet in the water and
evidently lost consciousness as
he says the next time he noticed,
the water was frozen in the vet
sel around his feet and the fir.
was out. It seems ho never at
tempted to rebuild the fire and
was without food during the
The unfortunate man has no
relatives in this section. Ho
owns an interest in a winch ot
sheep and a small storo over in
Malheur county but jt is under
stood this property is all in liti
gation. Ho is being cared for at
the county hospital.
Pineules for tho kidneys aie
little golden globules which act
directly on the kidneys. A trial
will convince you of quick results
for Backache, Rheumatism, Lum
bago and tired wornout feeling.
SOday's trial $1.00. They purify
the blood. Sold by The Welcome
Pharmacy, Burns, Ore., Fred
Haines, Harney, Ore,
Hunting and fishing aro strict
ly forbidden upon any of tho
Pacific Live Stock Co. ranchos.
Trespassers will bo prosecuted.
John Gilciuot.
For Salu-320 acres of buy
It seems from tho following
Salem dispatch in" Ills Oregonian
that thi-- tato is going to have
that water legislation after alii
The conflicting interoato Hint
lmvo been at war over tho ques
tion of water legislation reached
a practical agreement tonight,
and it is expected th tho Con
servation Commis .i' Semite bill
77, with a few amendments, will
be favorably reported and passed.
Upon the proposition that there
must be legislation there was no
discussion tonight'.
While the owners of power
plants aw the commission have
not finally agreed upon one sec
tion of tho bill, that piotecting
vested right, it was said this
evening by R T. Griffith, of tho
Poitlnnd General Electric, and by
J..N. Teal, of tho Conservation
Commission, that there is no
doubt that an agreement will be
reached. This section will define
vested rights so as to protect tho
use of water where already put
to beneficial use by riparian own
ers or lessees, or where riparian
owners are proceeding in good
faith to develop thefr jwwers, or
whore appropriators are proceed
ing in good faith to put the water
to beneficial use.
One point relates to a 40-year
limit to power lights hereafter
granted. The power interests
represented by Griflith are taking
no part in tho discussion of this
subject, but II. V. Gates and a
few others oppose a limit to pow
er rights. The commission will
insist upon tho insertion of a
limitation clause.
It was stated today fiom what
seemed an authoritative source
that Governor Chamberlain will
take steps to help the passage of
a water code if the Legislature
should seem unwilling to pass it,
and this, it is thought, had an
effect m bringing the conflicting
interests together."
After the clipping from the
Journal was up in type The Timos
Herald received a full report of
the Oregon-Idaho Development
Congress meeting direct from
Salem. The Journal report was
quite complete however, with the
exception of the action of the
congress upon railroad legislation
and the amendment to the desert
land law. As to railroad matters
tho resolutions urge:
"We urge upon the Legisla
tures of the States of Idaho and
Oregon to prepare and submit to
the people of theirrospective
states under the referendum'pro--visions
of the constitutions, an
amendment to such constitutions,
providing that counties, districts,
am1 municipalities shall have
power to issue bonds in aid of
railways in and through such
"This Congress endorses the
suggestion of having a commis
sion of prominent citizens of the
Stale appointed by the Governor
to work out a juan safeguarding
the interests of the people, and
submic the earne to the Legisla
te earn! the pc'jtfle of the Slate
of Oregon wfcjWuy tho citizens
of certain districts, counties or
municipalities within this stale
may lend tho credit of those dis
tricts, counties or municipalities
to the construction of railroads
Regarding tho amendment of
the desert land law tho congress
"Wo urge that tho Federal
Desert Land Act be amentlul o
asto enlarge its efficiency in the!
reclamation of arid lands by rc-
Ami tlic iimn tlml nill givo you tbo host volutin for your
Monoy. (Jail at
And Hpo wbutyou novo on llto tliiugH ciiunu'ratcd belew:
Pianos, Sewing Machines, Building Paper,
Wall Paper, Window Shades, Carpet, rugs,
Linoleum. Matting, Art Squares, lilankcta,
Quilts, Mattresses, Springs, Roofing, Mir
rors, Music Cabinets, Pictures, Trunks and
ValiccH, Ilaby Carriages, Couches, Couch
Covers, Upholstered Goods, Table Covers,
Portiers, Chamber Sets, Etc., Etc.
' "jijui u a 'J-JJ-U."
At The Welcone Pharmacy
You con find tlio bout wiloetud and largest, as
Horlment of ovcrythiiig to bo found in an up-to-dnto
drug storo.
in our spoeiality and wo bavo tho best equipped
laboratory in Iho inlorior. II Wo uso only the
bosfi and purest of drugs and clioiuicals, antl
our rjrlcos aro right. Yours for business
The Welcome Pharmacy, Burns, Oregon,
iimn w lui nun ii
that improvements and work
thorcon hnvo resulted in actual
production thorof rom to a certain
and ascertained value, tho pur
poso mill intent of such amend
ment boing to encourage scienti
fic farming whether by systems
of soil culture known as dry farm
ing or with, or without artificial
The congress also made recom
mendations regarding the recla
mation law:
"Wo favor a strict enforce
ment of tho spit it of tho Recla
mation Service act requiring tho
oxpendituro of funds within the
stnto fiom which those funds are
derived; for the reclamation of
the arid lands in that stale by
tho sinking of wolls and oilier
legitimate methods of prospect
ing for water, to tho end that
the Reclamation Service under
take tho construction of tho
Malheur project in Oregon and
tho completion of tho Payette
Boiso project in Idaho and tho
construction of other proposed
meritorious projects within thu
two states."
Ralph A. Watson sends the
following to tho Portland Journal
from Salem under date of Feb.
$: Fathered by Speaker Mc
Arthnr, the state railway mea
suics made their appearance in
the house yesterday afternoon.
There were two of them, ono
providing for a constitutional
amendment permitting tho state
to construct andoperato railways
or othor highways and to create
districts for such construction
and operation.
Tho amendment provides that
the state, or nny county or dis
trict, can pledge its credit, 1 -v
general taxes or create a special
lion upon lands to create a fund
for tho construction or operation
of such railways. It may give
aid to privato corporations for
the construction and operation of
such railways. Various provis
ions are made for the govern
ment and control of such pro
jects. The bill introduced provides
that the governor shall appoint a
stalo commission of highways,
composed of nine men of the
highest integrity and business
acumen, who shall servo without
pay. This commission shall make
investigations and surveys of
suitable routes, secure tonnage
data and formulare a report to
the governor and the next legis
lature ns to the needs of the state
and districts in the matter of
railway construction. The com
mission is to prepare plans of
construction for such highways
as may bo deemed necessary, and
to draft a code governing the
construction and operation of
such railroad. The commission
shall proceed regardless of tho
action of any private railway
In order to carry out the pro
visions of tho bill an appropria
tion of $5000 is provided for.
The two measures will un
doubtedly pass the two houses.
Application I or (iratlng I'crnillt.
NOTICE is hereby given that
all applicaliouH for permits to
graze cattle, horses and sheep
AL FOKEST during tho season
of 1009, must bo filed in my office
at Prineville, Ore., on or boforo
February 18, 1901). Full infor
mation in regard to tho grazing
lees to be charged and blank
forms to bo used in making ap
plication will bo furnished upon
request. A. S. IitULANl), Supervisor.
HIIVillllll 'IIH,IIH'IIIII IHMI'll llllll'
At a mooting of tho stockhold
ers of tho Eastern Oregon Tele
pTionu and Telegraph Co. hold
yesterday tho following officers
Were elected! J. II. Jonkins,
president; C. II. Voegtly, vice
president: Hen Brown, soerotnry
treasurer. As staled in a former
issue of Tho Times-Herald the
cnpital stock is $10,000 and thoro
are now 100 miles of linos in
operation. Tho franchises cover
Ilarnoy, Crook and Malheur coun
ties. The directors authorized
tho construction of n , lino from
this city to Lawen to connect
witli tho company lino from Dia
mond at once and it is then tho
intention to make a 24-hour service-have
it arranged So that
calls will bo promptly answered
at any timo of the day or night.
Later a local exchange will bo'
established in this city.
Foil Sam: - Four -l-year-old
thoroughbred Ilorford bulls from
the famous Henry Gray herd of
Crook County. I have purchased
llerfords from another herd to
take tho place of these is my
reason for selling. W. E. Smith,
Burns, Oregon.
Anui I' I (iporhk
Be a Booster --Keep Things Moving
We can match you with all kinds of trades. Drop in and
lot us know what you have to trade or sell. Wo will do
your surveying or sell you fruit trees, shrubery or seeds
to make tho home more beautiful ahd profitable.
If you have miy wants come to us. We have the poods
and can deliver them.
Inland Empire Realty Co.
Bums, Oregon
n. r.'. ;&-'& .n. o
The Up-lo-Daie Pharmacy
'Ine place where dray are cheapest, purest and hcut
Courtesy ami Accuracy our Motto
Headquarters for
J Kvry hiug pun want in the drug or aehcwl
lin 'If we ha i n 't it on hand w 7 dp plad
to gl it for uou.
J H. M. MORTON, Propt.
tVfc " irn . "S'IH&.'-'fc.
DIBBLE & STEPHENS, Proprietors.
Club Rooms in Connection
Courteous ii i id Obliging Hsir Tenders
Centrally Located and Connected with Hotel Hums
I wish to explain in a few linos in this paper how you may'al
ways bo well dressed, shoes, hats, etc. Como in and talk tho mat
ter over with mo you can leave your suit at my place as long as
you want to. Leave your overalls hore when you want your dress
suit, go to the dance antl have a good time. When the party is ov
er como in and change again and your suit may remain heie until
you want it again.
Say, for instance, you ride a horse after cows close to Harney,
Drewsey, Vale, Lawai, Diamond, Narrows, etc., and something
would bo going on I hero. All you need to do is sond a postal or
telophono if necessary and vour clothes leave Burns bv tho next
stage. Aft'r vour good timo return it to mo in the same manner.
I will attend to any further lookout for it. Boys, I will do thi3 all
freo of charge and I can give you suits and overconts from $17 and
up. Trousers $5 and up. Como m and let's talk about it. 1 have
six of the boys already. No responsibility in case of fire.
A. SCI-iENK, Merchant Tailor.
Jsmmrf. 5
mj)f.r MW PLOW
I ho Stnil n no of the lnteit and best additions to the famous
Ue-oro Uno o Ridinn Plows. la light in weight, simple
nntl durable m construction full of genuino merit, and hna
shown iti mettle and utility in every test it lino been put to.
It has amply demoiiHtrated by its good work ita right to bo
classed as a- Mtiotly up-to-date, high-class farm tool. It in
certain to suit the most critical farmer and bo a money
maker and a labor-oavor for him,
"II It's a Deere-It's Right"
and doe its work perfect onso to the operator antl team,
It la manufactured mid sold as n tonguolcss plow n tonuuo
not boiiiK neco' sary to best lcsults, but ono is supplied at
Blight cost to those who porfor it that way. The Statf is tho
simplest riding plow built, anyono who can hook up a team
and drlvo em straight can oporato it successfully. It pos
sesses many superior foatutes not found on other plows,
and it tnkea a wholo book to illustrato and disci ibo them.
Hotter wrlto for it today and all tha information you want
about this superior implement.
Hmi 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II I i'l 'l III HIM llll
of Carriage heaters. Best on
tho market. Bedrock prices.
The Times-Herald has received
'fiome new stationery stock in
cluding score cards, program
pencils, etc., for its jnnny pat
rons. ' Woods Liver Medecine in 11
' quid form regulates the liver re
lieves sick headache constipation,
stomach, kidney disorders and
' act a gentle laxative. For chills
fever and malaria. Its tonic ef
fect on tho system felt with the
flint dose. The $1.00 bottle con
tains 2i times as much as the
iCOcsize. Sold by The Welcome
(Pharmacy Burns, Ore., Fred
'Haines, Harney, Oie.
I will hold regular auction sales
on tho first and third Saturdays
of each month at the C. A. Sweek
barn in Burns. Bring in any
thing yon have for sale and get
your money for it. Special at
tention given to sales in the
W. T. Smith,
V. T I-I'MTI it
vv -"vavit- -t -tia-iwk.'' v.
School Supplies
-Vtk -WO-t-.!-'
Binders' Supplies
Full Line of
Bums Meat Market
New Shop Opposite Hw lirsl National flank Main St.
IWKHIfiS.. TrW77KWmmiVtl VKl to PS3
Your patronage solicited
BssmssBm '-l tfmmui&T4
The Most Popular House in Interior Oregon
Headquarters for Traveling Men and Touiists
Agclar Racine Manager, L. Racine, Propt., Bums, Git.
illLNK KPOliS-LLIOTT. Propt.
Special attenttoi, nvru
Special Attention Oivea
to Conducting Funerals
- - ssa-SaSss S':sSSaffiggjSSr
Rough an,a Drafted LumtvJs
Rustic, Flooring, iftouia-i,
Finishing LumterB
Nearest Sawm I. co Bums. Oooa o lC.
Lumber Yard in Burns.
It. J. AlcKINNON, Propt.
The old favorltt Family otel Mltcre jruests revive
' pedal Attention .ind (i od Service
Feed Barn in Connection
SOUTH BURNS, ORROON-Nenr Fair tirounds
Job Printing.
j& 1VX, Vidian,
S JJologjM air!
ttn' Hani' iii :m
Qua ii til;,.
H. .1 HANSEN, Propl
la tran&vient custom. ,,itj
freight learns.
H 01 set kept bit ii c (,ti,
utek or month.'
Mayand 0vit, ,,
on hand,
Yout u&rtt(tyr m .
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Ua.ll be prevented and so that
and, Inquire at this office.