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dATURllAY. APRIL 17, t
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Bit Monthi I.W
IVL1AN IIYHIi - - - - Mw'
What's tho matter with piping
that gna up from our oil fields at
once, then it won't matter whoth
er the electric light plnntopcrates
or not No use allowing such a
commodity to go to waste when
wo have such urgent need for
Human selfishness stands in
tho way of many good enterpris
es and while all arc more or less
selfish some arc moro so. The
people of Burns and Harney
county are not exceptions and
need a little shaking up. We
should note what others aro do
ing nil around us and profit
by it Other sections that have
no particular advantages over
this section aro pushing ahead
more rapidly because of no in
ternal strife they are organized
and work for n "particular pur
pose. We could and should do
likewise. Harney County has
tho best prospects of any other
section of the West and wo
should hurry its development by
In 18G0 Washingotn had 11,
594 people, Oregon had 62..165;
in 1870 Washington had 23,955
and Oregon had 90,023; in 18S0
Washington had 75.11G and Ore
gon had 174,768; in 1890 Wash
ington had 357,232 and Oregon
had 317,80 1; in 1900 Washington
had 518,108 and Oregon had 413.-
536. Allowing the same ratio of
increase as in the last decade,
Washington now has 750,000 peo
ple and Oregon 536,000. In oth
er words during the last 50 years
Washington has multiplied her
population by 63 and Oregon has
multiplied hers by 13!
Look at the network of rail
ways in Eastern Washington and
then look at the bottled up coun
try in Oregon; and there is the
solution of the go-ahead of Wash
ington and the stand-still of Ore
gon. The Dalles Optimist.
DRY LAND HOMESTEADS-
The local land office has re
ceived a letter from tho com
missioner of the general land of
fice concerning the recent en
larged homestead act which reads
in part as follews:
It has been brought to the at
tention of this office that in cer
tain offices applications for en
try under the enlarged home
stead Act of February 19, 1909.
.Public jno. 2-15, are being re
ceived and suspended. The fol
lowing instructions are issued so
that no misunderstanding may
exist as to the rights of such ap
The instructions under this
act have been approved but have
not as yet been printed for dis
tribution. The said instructions,
however, contain the follewing:
"From time to time lists de
signating the lands which are
subject to entry under this act
will be sent you, and immediate
ly upon receipt of such lists you
will note upon the tract books
opposite the tracts so designated,
"Designated Act February 19,
1909'. Until such lists have been
received in your office no appli
cation to enter should be re
ceived and no entries allowed
under this act"
You arc therefore directed
that any applications under said
act. for lands not listed, should
be immediately rejected and the
parties notified that they will
gain no rights by tho filing of
such applications or by appeal
from the rejection thereof. No
rights whatever can bo acquired
under said act, either by appli
cation or settlement, prior to tho
time the lists are received in the
local land office.
The instructions under this act
will be forwarded to within a
very few days.
HARNEY TALLEV OIL AND (IAS CO.
Conciderable activity in the in
vest gation of tho oil and gas
prospects of this valloy this week
and as a result one company has
been formed with $2,000,000 cap
ital and development work will
begin in a very short time.
M. Valerius, an expert oil and
gas man of Oklahoma, has been
looking overtholfield and is quite
positive wo have one of tho
greatest oil and gas fields in all
this western country and says
we should mako tho best of it
He has formed a company with
local men and ho also has outsido
capital interested. Tho officers
of tho Harney Vnlloy Oil and Gas
Co. are: Dr. II. Dcnman, presi
dent M. Vnlcrius. vict-praidont
and gonornl manager; J. C. Tur-
noy, secretary; J. L. Giutlt, trea
surer. Thcso together with tho
following are tho directers: Fred
L. Johnson, Dr. H. M. Horton,
R.' B. Post S. M. Talbot
Mr. Valerius was asked regard
ing this field as compared to On
tario and ho simply wild that
Ontario had a fino bunch of
boosters and men who aro moat
lovnl. They have good prospect
and if local people will do as
much for the Harney vnlloy
prospects southeastern Oregon
will in a very short time attract
moro attention and advance in
development more than any other
section of the United States.
Tho Harney Valloy Oil and Gna
Co. will push matters rapidly and
the stock will soon bo on tho
market Tests will bo mado and
tho property thoroughly prospect
ed at once.
Tho Times-Herald will go into
this matter quite extensively in
its next issuo when details will
be eriven and tho conditions and
ground moro thoroughly covered.
REDEKAII CONVENTION lll.KI:.
Mrs. W. Y. King, Misses Alico
Swcek, Merle Dalton, and Myra
King, Robt. Stoncr and rrnnk
Jackson arrived homo yesterday
from Prairie City where they at
tended tho district convention of
the Rebekah Degree, I. O. O. F.
They sneak enthusiastically of
their trip an'd say they were most
royally treated by the hospitable
people of Praino City.
Tho next convention of tho
order will be hold in Burns when
the new I. O. O. F. building will
bo in readiness to receive them.
The local lodges hero will cele
brate the nineteenth anniversary
of Odd Fellowship on the even
ing of April 27. The regular date
is the 26th but as the lodge room
will be occupied on that evoning
by another lodge tho celebration
has been postponed until the
following evening. Tho enter
tainment will be for Odd Fellows
and Rebekahs only. Tho parti
cular program has not yet been
ANOTHER NEWSPAPER SALE?
A news dispatch from San
Francisco says: The famous
Miller and Lux properties, con
sisting of a million acres of land
in four states, thousands upon
thousands of head of horses and
cattle, water and power rights in
this State, Idaho, Oregon and
Nevrda, properties estimated to
be worth not less than $20,000,000
may be taken over by a St Louis
syndicate., backed by a beef
trust, if advices are authentic.
Robert Rutlcdge of Rutlcdge
& Kilpatrick, realty dealers, left
St Louis yesterday, giving out
tho definite statement that ho
was bound for California in con
nection with his project to buy
up the Miller & Lux holdings.
Before leaving Rutledge stated
that all hitches in the plans had
been removed and that ho ex
pected to close the deal within
About four months ago Rut
ledge came to San Francisco and
entered into negotiations looking
to a transfer of the Miller & Lux
properties to a syndicate of East
ern capitalists, who, it was said,
were willing to pay million down
to bind tho bargain. For some
reason tho deal was not carried
through. It has been staled that
the price asked for by Miller &
Lux properties, ranging from
$15,000,000 to $20,000,000, was
tho hitch that prevented the pale
at that time. It has boon also
stated that Rutledge was then
unable to swing tho deal. Rut
ledeo returned to St. Louis and
for a timo , tho negotiations were
ofT. Now, however, he is on his
way here again and it is believed
he has succeeded in interesting
sufficient capital 'to make tho
deal certain. Advices Jfrom St
Louis point to the beef trust as
the power behind in tho proposed
Dr. Azro N. Lewis, ono of the
directors of Miller & Lux, said
last night he did not know any
thing of tho proposed sal;?. Dr.
Lewis said RutlcdgoTas boon
negotiating for tho properties
somo timo ago, but that the deal
at that timo had fallen through.
He said that up to tho present
timo ho had not been advised that
negotiations were under way.
Much litigation has grown out
of the disputes over tho corpor
ate property of Miller and Lux,
There aro pending before Superi
or Judge Seawell numerous ac
tions instituted by stockholders
who objected to tho transfer of
the property of tho California
corporation to tho Nevada cor
poration. There havo been cita
tions over the payment of divid
ends and only recently n receiver
was asked by Mrs, Jesso Sheldon
BXPBRIMkNT I'ARM MEN C0MIN0.
A telephone message was re
ceived by Win, Hnnloy Thursday
from II. I). Scudder, ono of tho
two men who aro investigating
various counties throughout tho
aomi-nrid district of Eastern
Oregon for tho location of tho
dry-land experiment farm, stat
ing thoy would nrrivo hero yes
terday. Thoy failed to como no
loubt on account of neither of
Mr. Ford's automobiles being
in Vnlo to bring them. Thoy
aro expected today, however,
and tho rplo of this vicinity
will . dovoto what timo is neces
sary to show theso representa
tives of tho government and
slato tho advantages of locating
tho experiment farm in Harney
While other counties havo mado
strong oitorts to soctiro this de
monstration and oven gone so
far as to appropriate county
mpnoy with which to purchase
land and equip it, Harney county
still can and will furnish nil this
and has other advantages. It is
not necessary that all this should
bo gone into at this time, but af
ter theso representatives hnvo
seen this Valley and heard tho
arguments in its favor wo may
feel quite confident of tho de
monstration farm provided for
by the recent legislature.
CLOSING OUT SALE!
Having decided to
offering our stock
HOW DO THOSE STRIKE YOU:
Thirty-fivo dollar Saddle arc M7 CA
reduced to $LldJ
Concord Breeching Harness QIC ftfl
complete with collars . PJv V
No. 1 Boston Team Collars
Buggy whips of all kinds re
duced. Somo as low as
Sweat Pads as long as they
EVERYTHING ELSE IN PROPORTION
NOW IS THE TIA1E TO BUY
HOPKINS BROS., Harness and Saddlery.
The place to save money by buying now.
"Dady's" Cigar Stand
Tablets, Pens, Pencils,
Spices, Fnncy Crackers,
CIGARS . AND TOBACCO
Call and sample some of his goods I
Black Imported Percheron Stallion
Will stand at the Fair Orounds, Season iPop
Single Service - - $10, Season - - $15,
Insure - - $20'
Season, open. -A-pxil 15
IIKNHY IUCHAUnSON, SuKWirr.utv.
BOOST HARNEY COUNTY
And tho limn that will givo you tho bout viiIuoh for your
Monoy. Call at
G. W. CLEVENGEE'S STORE
And eo what you Havo on tho thingH otiuinoratcd belew:
Sewing Machines, Pi
anos, Building Paper,
Wall Paper, Carpels,
Rugs, Linoleum, Mat
ting, Art Squares,
Roofing, TrunkB and
Valices, R.aby Car
riages, Pictures, Por-
fiora. fMintnlwr fiofw.
TTnlinlcttnrnrl fJnrwla NowJIcn, Shullle nnd Bobbin for
UpnoiSieretl bOO US. u,0 ,n A Mokos of Sowlnu Maohlnos.
I THE OREGON HOTEL
Mm. Ella Martin, Proppie tress j
m Good, Comfortable Rooms
T Excellent Table Service
M Tho houso haB been completely ronovuted and
jiffo patrons aro assured most courteous attention.
$ Former patrons and friends welcome
Opposite Tho Tliucs-llcrulil office, Uiirns, Oregon
THE AUTOMOIHLH LlND.
Tho automobile lino is tho lat
est and best solution of tho rail
road question in Oregon. Such
lines aro rapidly being establish-
ed within tho past few wcokn
between nil tho important points
in tho interior and on routes
leading to tho outer world. Tho
lino between Vnlo and Burns
was opened tho first of April and
is operating successfully now,
with every nroancct of boing an
excellent solution of tho difficul
ty. Wm. Hnnloy and Julian
Byrd of Burns, nnd attorney W.
II. Brooko of Ontario, mado the
initial trip with Mr. Ford, and
though thoy encountered it few
difficulties, by reason of travel
ing a now and untried route,
thoy mado good time, and got
into Burns with tho machine in
About tho saino timo n daily
schedule between Vale and On
tario was inaugurated by Mr.
Ford. Tho machine leaves Vnlo
ovorv afternoon about throo
o'clock reaching Ontario soma
what boforo five. It returns to
Vale at five o'clock. So far tho
line has been well patronized,
nnd is n much needed supple
ment to tho railway service. -Ontario
Bert Hnmilton and family aio
over from Silver creek.
quit business we are
nt bargain prices.
School Supplies, lixtrncts
Pipes, Tooth Driishco.'etc.
CLEANING, MUSSING AND REPAIRING
I Oft UllllJS AND GliNTLIWliN
All orders receive prompt and careful attention
Th New Tailors, McOco
ON 8TUKHT MiAIHNK
At The Welcome Pharmacy
You can find tln bust selected mid largest) as
sortment or overruling to bo found in an up-to-.date
PRESCRIPTION WORK ,
is our speciality and we have tho best equipped
laboratory in the interior. IIWo use only the
boat and purest of drugs nnd chemicals, and
our prices are right. Yours for business
The Welcome Pharmacy, Burns, Oregon.
Adam K. II. Omowik W T LtwrMi
Be a Booster -Keep Things Moving
We can match you with all kinds of trades. Drop in and
let us know what you have to trade or sell. We' will do
your surveying or sell you Twit trees, shrubery or seeds
to make the homo moro beautiful ahd profitable.
If you have any wan to como to ub. We have the goods
and etui deliver them.
Inland Empire Realty Co.
5 Tke Up-io-Date Pharmacy
Yie pUtce where drugs arc cheapest, purest and bent
I WE WANT YOUR TRADE
Courtcny and Accuracy our Motto
5 Headquarters for School Supplies
Everythitif you want in the drug or nchool
line If m haven't it on hand we'll be glad
f to gel ft for gnu.
I oxorsr jdeztj-g- stogie.
H. M. HORTON, Propt.
.tty-a - 'N'm--(-5i'U,,"'V'k(i'tWO-'''-'
BURNS HOTEL BAR
DIBBLE & STEPHENS, Proprietors.
WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS
Club Rooms in Connection
Courteous and Obliging Rnr Tenders
EVERYTHING FIRST-CLASS DROP IN
Centrally Located mid Connected with Hotel Hums
I wish to explain in a few lino.T it . ; . r how you may al
wnys be well dreascd, shoes, hats, "U . i and talk tho mat
ter over with me- you can leave your sua at my place- as lonp as
you want to. Leave your overalls hero when you want your dress-miiU-KO
to the dance nnd have a t?ood time. When tho party is ov
er come in and change again and your Buit may remain here until
you want it again.
Say, Tor instance, you rido a horse after cows close to Harney,
Drewsey, Vale, Lnwen, Diamond, Narrows, etc., and something
would bo going on there. All you need to do is send a postal or
telephone if necessary nnd your clothes leave Rums by tho next
stngo. Aftor vour good timo return it to mo in the same manner.
I will attend to any further lookout for it Hoys, I will do this all
free of chargxj and I can give you suits and overcoats from $17 and
up. Trousers $5 nnd up. Como in nnd lot's talk about it I havo
six of the boys already. No responsibility in case of fire.
A, SCHEWK. Merchant Tailor.
Tho Stag it ono of tho lntost nnd boat additions to tho famous
Doero LJno of RidinfJ Plows. Is light in weight, simplo
:uk1 durable in construction full of genuino merit, nnd hns
shown ii'i mettle nnd utility in ovory test it has been put to.
It litis amply dcmoiiHtrntcd by Its good work its right to ba
claused hh a rtrletly up-to-dnto, liigh-clnss fnrm tool. It is
certain to suit tho must critical farmer and bo n money
maker nnd n lnbor-uavcr for him.
"! If s a Beere-It's Right"
nnd does its werl: perfect cane to tho operator nnd team.
It is manufactured nnd sold ns a tonguoless plow a tonguo
not boing necei-Bnry to best results, but ono is supplied nt
slight coat to those who perfor it that way. The Stay is the
nhnploiit riding plow built, anyone who can hook up a team
nnd drive 'em straight can operate it successfully. It pos
s&sies many suporior features not found on other plows,
and it takas a whole book to illustrate and dlscribo them.
Hotter wrllo for it today and all the information you want
about Uilrj superior implement.
C, H. VOEGTLY
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TO COUItT IIOUHK
Full Line of
BUILDING PAPER "sr '
. Burns, Oregon.
Burns Meat Mark&l
New Simp Opposite Hie first National Dank lain St.
YCur patronage solicited. 11.' J. MAIN"; ! ??
5 1 IWSieHmSfKMrt-. B'-
The Most Popular iiouseJn, Ie.Ju
NliATLY-FU8NISH2D ALL OUTSIL.
Headquarters for Traveling Men a r-i
Agclar Racine Manager, L. Racine, Prof t.. ; !u
! BURNS LIVERY AND Klo .w.
Special A(ten!ioi Given
to Conducting ninerais
NEW AND ACCUIUTn HAY SCALES
IN CONNECIION WITH BARN.
foh-rUSSZuw 1 ml a
HORTOW & SAYEB, v'-
Rough aEid Dressed
Rustic, Flooring, h ,ui.
mm n ft
Nearest Sawmill to BuikS
Lumber1 Yard in i i.j,
Has all the qualities of high priori is if!:. -Rapid,
Universal key board, &', (Vk. ;
Chicago Writing1 Machine Co,
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freight t( nn; .
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