m .jy?-" ?! h i i M d '. 1 1 1 ' t i i ; f 4 v 1 i, j it i (( i - ', I ': t ' i : 1 r 'e r !, H t i' 11. i Vi hr (Etmcs-ftUtaCtl dATURllAY. APRIL 17, t HltlLHOlUl'TlON UATKd! Ou Ycr W Bit Monthi I.W Thtet Monthi 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 it 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 pulling together. 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 plicants. 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 fully arranged. 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 a week. 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 purchase. 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 Lux Potter, 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 valley. 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. r. 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 reduced to Buggy whips of all kinds re duced. Somo as low as Sweat Pads as long as they last, each EVERYTHING ELSE IN PROPORTION NOW IS THE TIA1E TO BUY HOPKINS BROS., Harness and Saddlery. The place to save money by buying now. V. "Dady's" Cigar Stand CANDY, NUTS, Tablets, Pens, Pencils, Spices, Fnncy Crackers, CIGARS . AND TOBACCO Call and sample some of his goods I ' . VENIN 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, Mattresses, Springs, 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 good condition. 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 Optimist. Bert Hnmilton and family aio over from Silver creek. quit business we are nt bargain prices. 3.25 .10 .35 STATIONERY, I School Supplies, lixtrncts Pipes, Tooth Driishco.'etc. it rSi A3MK9&&&&S&&9&& ALLEN &SGHENK MERCHANT TAILORS Satisfaction Guaranteed CLEANING, MUSSING AND REPAIRING I Oft UllllJS AND GliNTLIWliN All orders receive prompt and careful attention Th New Tailors, McOco ON 8TUKHT MiAIHNK C3i8S At The Welcome Pharmacy You can find tln bust selected mid largest) as sortment or overruling to bo found in an up-to-.date drugstore. 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. Burns, Orcyon 'tt.1i,'VJ.'V&.0'VfcVl'V'VWt 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. t .tty-a - 'N'm--(-5i'U,,"'V'k(i'tWO-'''-' mijniwwrefr j 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 svw$s0W6$$$s$s$:&w ROUGH RIDERS! 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 U'dfl , Ddfn, Orcflon t TO COUItT IIOUHK ?-N SKSGGS f - HARDWAi MACHINERY Binders' Suppirs Full Line of BUILDING PAPER "sr ' ROOFING' . CROCKERY. CHINA AND GLASfcW OEER&COMM'; . 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 tiSSS&SSSfSSSSsg, ! BURNS LIVERY AND Klo .w. liliNL! RSON Vpy ,i. . Special A(ten!ioi Given to Conducting ninerais NEW AND ACCUIUTn HAY SCALES IN CONNECIION WITH BARN. WmAm wmMF foh-rUSSZuw 1 ml a W BUFWS BlSLLir1 HORTOW & SAYEB, v'- Rough aEid Dressed Rustic, Flooring, h ,ui. mm n ft Hmsimng lULiriy Nearest Sawmill to BuikS Lumber1 Yard in i i.j, Hi Has all the qualities of high priori is if!:. -Rapid, Universal key board, &', (Vk. ; Chicago Writing1 Machine Co, O Hi if LLLIOTT, i r i t. . . , to irau. si u in r, freight t( nn; . Hoi .vr.N A ' wntfc or ' .. 'i , llliST CLASS LIVEt;'. Kl Jujj and . ant on ha it' I. Your i. ' uuth M . . m l.; yt Mode; 151-133 Vub;uli Avo,, Cliiunsi III.I .Ti dal Mi it ,n ty i D-J yc wl Sort frfl Ml v iJft J rv m r-'. ass um&'S hL.