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BURNS; HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JUNE 2G, it CD
ril T riTTT TTn rmr D FA rOruisinir industry i ono of tho
rnerican Land & Live Stock Co, to
Sell Harney County Land
.440 4CRES TO BE DISPOSED OF
of The huest Bodies of Agricultural Laud in The County
0 ns Water Rights and Ninety Per Cent Can lie Placed
Under IrrigationTract Now Property of Chicago Capitalists.
10 nmrs-rtcraiu nas it irom 01 tno company so mni mere win
kitlu ntic source that the big bo no danger of samcono butting
dings of the American
I no Stock Co. compris-
(1,1 .mcs 111 the southern
lot this county, will 00 put
ie market just as soon as nr-
ermnt-! can be completed.
t) ? i a move in tno direction
itti" r up largo holdings that
x'ii m) much desired by the
Harney County. This
km 1 1 'ana isutcai irom me
ijii'h. of diversified farming
le climate is goou nna tnc
;er productive. That por
cf the county has always
vor.sidered the best for
IB . 1 i tnnt raising ana at
L" rcent of the entire
tvin lie irrigated. There
.''"iidancoof water for this
1 m me water rigtus arc
". '.U'd by the company.
e 1 .nrs-Mcraiu unucrsinnus
tl ri tn will be made to
. 1 1 . from a lew acres
" ir.- as desired. Just
. t. rnis will bo is un
i urmation will be 10-
d Wiih much satisfaction by
ni'' ff this section The
ip of large tracts and
3111 n to actual settlers wno
il! the oil and make it pro
is what Harney county
We want people and such
ti 1 will bring them.
c . Chicago capital was put
Ian laige tract of land it
the intention to make it a
oclr ranch, but after holding
sc tral yeaiT and failing to
;d naatc returns from this
iio promoters have decided
ipc 0 ot it it wouiu men-
hi th day of the big stock
'ir country is a thing
td that such busi-
1 ..iff r profitable. The
g '"liiroaus win put an
iho h ick business as it is
onduci 1 for the opening
is vast territory to outside
ts make the land too valu-
r rc izimr and the raising
1 , , rl raid is pleased to
in, 1 ar ouncementand may
urther information in the
COOS I1AV ROAD.
rinitial work on the Coos
burg and Boise Rail
'arted this morning
rCht Engineer F. A.
V.1U1 a surveying party
trie . urvey for the first
of the line. Mr. Haines
out early today with a
rty and will rush the work
iua rapidly asj is consis-
partj has a complete camp-
It and will remain outun-
fcvork is finished or until
nth r makes further work
jii impracticable. The
lill bi difficult owing to the
Bttvir re to bo made through
Umbered section where
rabio lashing win nave to
1 j make a route for
cr, Air. names is nope-
living tli" survey comple-
iyummcr, It will proua-
bec .ary for him to mir
ror threo untercnt routes
to obtain tho best possi-
and tho easiest con
Wlulo an effort will
to frct the shortest and
eet route, still tho great
hli bo to get tho easiest
expensive grado over
nines has been over tho
routes but would not
ilio ono no would nrst
10 said tnat no would
Dlutely nothing to say
until his work is comple-
pven then, nothing will
lout oxcopt to tho officers
in and attempting to beat them
out of strategic flirts of tho
Patrick Hennessey, tho presi
dent and general manager, and
his associates will now begin ne
gotiations for terminal grounds
both on the Hay and atRoseburg
and as soon as any portion of the
route has been definatoly decided
upon as desirable will got options
on tho right of way. For a con
siderable portion of tho distance,
tho route can vary considerable
so that the location of the lino
most of the way will dopond upon
the terms upon which tlio right
of way can be secured.
It is understood that tho -surveying
party will pitch camp first
in or near Camas and work out
of there for the timo boing.
Tho difficult part of the survey
will bo to find a pass through tho
summit of the coast range whoro
a reasonablo grtdocan bo secured
without expensive tunneling or
construction, Tho 'weather is
now most favorable for work
near the summit of tho rangoand
when this is completed, tho sur
vey of the remainder of tho route
to Coos Bay will bo made.
More enthusiasm is now shown
over tho project than at any time
since its inception.
Today a number of local people
who own considerable property
here have been talking of start
ing a bonus fund. One man has
promised to givo at least $10,000
a3 soon as tho road is completed
and several have indicated that
they would give $5,000 or up
wards apiece. A prominent
Roseburg man stated the other
day that he was confident that
Roseburg would grant a bonus of
$150,000 or $200,000 for the road.
With these pledges in sight, little
difficulty in financing the project
is anticipated when tho survey
and right of way is secured.
Coos Bay Times.
most lucrative to which farmers
of tho northwost citn turn their
attention. Oregon and Wash
ington need nioro hogs and offer
good prices to growers. Figures
horo aro higher than in the Chi
cago markot and there is every
inducement for more extensive
Oregon is growing so fast that
the landmarks aro falling one by
one as they stand in tho way of
progress. The latest illustration
is tlio felling of a historic old oak
tree nt St. Melons during the past
week that sheltered tho Lewis
and Clark expedition on its fa
mous voyirpe of exploration over
100 years ago, Tho location of a
big now sawmill on tho rivor
bank mado it necessary to re
move the old tree. Tho trunk
was 51 inches in ditimotor and a
count of the rings indicatad tho
age of the treo was 1-19 years.
Tho nrst railroad tram ever
equipped with wireless telegraphy
apparatus passing through the
stale was brought to Portland
during tho past weok by tho Cal
ifornia Promotion Committee,
carrying an excursion of 100
prominent business men of Cali
fornia. The visitors were en
tertained by the commercial Club
with a ride about tho city and
dinner at the Club. Speeches
were made by theCnJjfofniana
and the friendly twntiients ox
pressed were responded to by
Portland business men. Tho
visit of the excursionists resulted
in creating u closer common in
terest between the two sections
of the Pacific Coast,
Oregon creamery men met
State Dairy and Food Commis
sioner Bailey last Snturday at
Portland where they met tho
new inspectors appointed by Mr.
Bailey Plans of co-operation to
improve tho stato's dairy product
were discussed and agreed upon.
Tlio meeting was held at tho
Portland will bo tho rallying
point for Baptists of the north
em half of tho continent during
the last week of the month.
Tho Northern Baptists ' Associa
tion will open its annual conven
tion here on Juno 25 and the
gathering will continue for ono
week. An interesting program
has boon proparcd and there will
bo Humorous receptions, excur
sions and other functions during
THE WA Y IS NOW CLEAR
construction it in asked that ono- f' sesastti?M$s
Ballinger Gives the Right of Way for
Railroad up the Deschutes
IT IS NOW UP TO MR. HARRIMAN
Protest of Power Company Fnils and Hnrrlmnn llus Accepted
. Condition About Dam Sitc ! for Irrlgatlori-'-HnrrJiiiaii Be
lievd to HayclWjivD&l Willi The Oregon Trunk.
A recant Washington press dis- last Thursday evening, published
patch published in tho Orcgonian a two-column interview with (Jen-
says: secretnry uaiimgcr will not eral Alanngor T. v Dunnway, of
third of the amount so subscri
bed shall bo paid when tho lino
is completed to Agency, one
half of tho remainder when it is
completed to westfall and tho re
mainder when it reaches Vale,
This is a lino much needed by
locaj business men and it -would
bo most convenient as most of
our shipping for the present is
done by this way. This would
givo us direct communication the
The plan adopted by the Drew
soy people is reasonablo and our
people should encourage its con
struction. The Jlne will be a
convenience and every business
house will find it necessary to
patronize it, therefore the mat
ter of subscribing is merely ad
vancing the amount.
WHAT J. J. DILI. SAYS.
J. J. Hill the railroad magnato,
showed that railroad construction
lias done for Eastern Washing
ton, where ho sat in court under
oath that: "Tho earnings of tho
L Great Northern at Spokane aro
nearly double those at St. Paul,"
and he mado a further statement
that tho earnings of that lino at
Seattle were largely in excess of
those of Minneapolis, says an
He also said at the Great Nor
thern general offices are page
after page of figures showing tho
phenomenal business which tho
road is doing at tho smallest
towns in Washington, and how
much greater it is than in towns
with the samo population at the
eastern end of tho lino. In sonio
cases tho business of tho Wash,
ington towns was increased ten
fold during tho last five yours,
while that of Minnesota towns
of smaller size has boon practi
cally at a standstill or Iuib do
crcased. All of which shows that East
ern Oregon will produce similar
rcsulta when onco tho railroad
"interests" seo fit to invado this
territory, ricli in resourced, but
now stagnant, for want of trans
portation facilities to market its
Tho importance of tho hogns a
mortgage lifter has never been
more evident than now. Tho
hog market at Portland has ad
vanced recently from $7.75 to
$8.15 per 100 pounds for suitable
fat hogs and packers aay tho sup
ply is practically nil, Tho hog
Jtobert Grant has arrived from
D. A. Braksmnn hits gone to
Vale after supplios.
Mr. Dillon, of Burns, camo
through with two now comers.
We hoar thoy both took claims.
Miss Nena Haarstrich lias been
visiting her sister, Mrs; Jim
Mrs. RobertGrant's father and
mother have arrived. Mrs.
Grant and her brother, Johni
Patign expect to go home with
their parents. '
Frank Brotnbough is working
for Gray Kennedy.
Henry Roinarta and Mr. Wil
liams camo through, Sunday,
Mr. Reinarla is working for Dr.
Gray Kenney has been hauling
C. B. Smith, ono of our most
highly esteemed citizens' has ar
rived from Eaglovillo, California.
J,. J. Gibson has arrived from
Mr. Singleton visited Harri
Mr. and Hire, Harry Stearns
visited llaarrttrichs, Sunday.
Adam George passed through
with several new-epmora.
oitnaoN nusTLi-it tiieko,
Addison Bennett, tho well
known and ablo editor of Tlio
Dalles Optomiat, and a represen
tative of the Portland Journal, is
in town and addressed tho Board
of Trade' last evening on ' tlio
question of tho state constructing
its own railroads in sections now
noglccted by railroad magnates.
There is no ono bqttor posted on
this maltor than Mr. Bennett,
and wo shall givo a report of his
address in our next Issue. Lako
Job printing J'ho 'J'iines-IIuruldf
reconsider his recent decision dis
missing tho protest of Uiq, De
schutes Power and Development
Company against grunting right
of way up the Deschutes River
to the proposed Harriman rail
road. He today denied a motion
for roview of that decision,
which motihn was filed by the
above-named company. Simul
taneously he approved all remain
ing maps of location filed by E.
II. Hnrriman's Deschutes Rail
road Company, as woll as maps
of tho Oregon Trunk Line, which
also sought a right of way through
tho Deschutes canyon.
This action removos tho last
Government obstneje in tho way
of construction of these two
roads, it having proviously been
agreed by both companies to use
tho samo right of way through
narrow iiortions of the canyon
which will not accomodate two
The Secretary's action today
put an end to all protest against
railroad right of way by private
parlies and, if they hereafter
seek to interfere with railroad
construction, thoy must do so
through the .Oregon courts.
The right nf" Way contemplates
construction nt water grade. The
railway company agreed to ele
vate its tracks if in tho futuro it
becomes necessary to do so to
avoid interference with any irri
gation work the Government
may build along this river. The
railroad company has accepted
"This cleara up everything ox
copt the question of tho Govern
ment dnmsite," said Arthur C.
Spencer, assistant to W. W. Cot
ton, attorney for the Harriman
lines in the northwest, last night,
when shown tho above dispatch.
Local Harriman officials have re
ceived no advico from Washing
ton regarding tho passing of the
maps by Secretary Ballinger. It
is boleived the railroad will now
be built right away, as some
time ago Genaral Manager O'BrU
en announced that as soon as the
maps woro approved ho was pre
pared to start immediate constru
ction of tho railroad up tho De
Both Chief Engineer Roschko
and Mr. Spencer beliovcd that
any agreement botweon tho Oie
gon Trunk and the Harriman
lines had been mado during Mr.
O'Bridn's nbsenco East. Mr.
Spcncor frankly expressed his
disbelief, but !" is generally be
lieved that wuli the obstruction
tho Oregon Trunk could put in
tho way of (lie Ilnrriman line,
some agreement would bo reach
ed botweon tho two lines. That
this has been in the line of a pur
chase seems likely, for it is not
known that tho Oregon Trunk
has tho funds available to pro.se
euto its DoHchutes canyon line to
a finish unUsd backed by somo
trail! eontiuenttil system.
The recommendation of tlio lo
cal Reclamation Sorvico officials
that the Deschutes canyon plans
should be passed giving tho
Harriman Fno the right to pass
by tlio iti of tho Government
dam at rivor lovel appears still
to bo btf.i'a tho Secretary, Tho
officials recommended tho maps
ho approved with tho proviso
that, if In tho courso of years
tho Govornment should decide
tlio dam required for irrigation
purposes was paramount to the
rnilrord, tho railroad must bo
prepared to clovato lta tracks 00
foot in height above the lovol of
tho rivor, or sufficiently high to
pass tho Government dam,
WH Conned Alliirati Anil Ukevlcv.
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The Reno Evening Gazotte,
tlio N-C-0 railroad, to tho oflfect
that his company will soon begin
construction of tho road from
Alluras to The Dalles, by way of
Lakeview, and that tho entire
lino from Reno to Tho Dalles
will bo transformed into a stan
Among other things, Mr. Dun-!
away said: "It is our purpose to
commenco the extension of the
line into Lakeview from Alturas j
within the next few months and
that portion of tho road will be
built as a standard gauge. That
is, standard gauge rails and tics
will 10 used and tho roadbed will
bo built for standard gauge roll
ing stock. When tho work is
completed wo will begin building
nn extension to The Dalles, a
distnnco of 278 miles, as a stan
dard gauge. It will cost five
million dollars. Wo have the
money nnd intend to do the
It is the evident intention of
Hearing may Rctolullonizc Water KIjjIiIk.
Proceedings which may revolu
tionize the entire water system
of the Powder river valley have
i been begun before the state
i board of water commissioners by
II. A. Mitchell, Carl Parker, Gus
Perkins nnd other Powder river
ranchers who recently filed a pe
tition for an examination into the
water rights of the river before
As a result of tlio petition,
according to Commissioner F. M.
Saxton of this city, the board of
commissioners will examine into
the varions water titles along the
river, will determine the need of
the various ranchers, the amounts
they are entitled to, and will then
promulgate a decree under the
now irrigation code which will
de'termino the exact amount of
water each rancher is to receive.
Tho first evidence in the hear-
inrr will lm ffibnti hnfmf, Pm
the company, as near as wo can j mi8ijioner Saxton at the Cove on
make out from tho interview, to Mm creck on tho goth and will
lay the rails m narrow gauge lo,be followed at lnlervns by other
Lakeview, until tho road from'nt.imtn - ,nnrna nf!i .,.
IS completed. comm;ssion i.nv r.. fnotimiw.
LADIES' NCEKWEAR FOR SPRING 1909 .
12 mbroid cried Linen Collars, Lace
Collars and Bows, New Ascots.
Call and see our new Waistings & Wash Materials
We are showing the strongest
spring line of Ruching, Neckwear,
Ladies Belts, Silk, Net and Lawn
waists ever brought to Eastern
Something new in Sprosis Un
derskirts in Silks and Satines
We handle exclusive patterns in tQ
above and nothing shown by us is
handled in the Interior.
All Waists, Neckwear, Belts and
Underskirts are selected from
New York stocks and are Spring
ny relating to all the rights and
tho conditions existing along tlieJ
river from Sumpter to North
Powder, and, if necessary even
beyond the latter point to tho
The Dalles hero
This conclusion we draw from
"we will begin the construc
tion of tho road as a standard or
broad gauge from tho north for
Un Mwnim Mint' aitst ,-. I. n. ' J
m.u ... u...l w uu.fiut.iu, Snake r. it is estimated that
standard gauge engines and cars h(mr , caseandtho
in from that direction and could ,nveBtlgntion personaly which
no get them in through Reno!tho , . , fe m
without delaying traffic over the y severa, months nnd tlwt
'",. . . , ., , .. . fully a year will pass before the
You can stale definitely that finn, . fa ,mn(lcd d
tho Southern Pacific has never , tho menntimo pcUcaIIy
attempted to buy tho N. C. O. farmer , th'0' Powder
and that no company can secure - va . ,mvo b 1W
an option on the road." jt ,yo t0f)U nml tho ,,car.
It would appear from the above , wi hayo been ma(,c ftg
dipping that tho railroad up the lomlet(jag Sb
Deschutes Canyon and Nevada Tho finn, dedsion w, bo ma(,e
California & Oregon would make, b tho boanl of commissionerS
connections. Of courso this i'conaigtinffof Mr. Saxton Mr. ,
merely conjunclure. 1 ho asser-, L c, to of Bonanza and StaUj
tionofthoN.C. O. People that lE.ncer John n Lewk Jts
the Harriman system has no con-. cffcct wl fl h(Wever ,f tho (,e.
cection with that road doesn't , oroo ...,. th ,..,. ,, in
amouni 10 anyiiung,
pcoplo could not
Columbia River south very
without such a connection.
While there may bo nothing
accomplished as suggested in this ,
newspaperarticlo, Col. Holabird'sj
recent visit hore from the south,
together with tlio adjustment of
tho differences botweon tlio rail-.
road pcoplo and tho government
up tho Deschutes would in-
ior incso i tho vallov, 0n the otIier imml
get lrom tho , i10 (Wioion of the commissioners
may bo appealed from to the cir
cuit mid again to tho supreme
court if the litignnts aro not sat
isfied with tho terms of the com
After the decision is onco fixed
it will bo enforced by a water
master for the district, whose
duty it shall be to seo that the
waters of tho river aro divided
The Harney Valley Brewing- Go.
Family Trade Solicited -Frce'Dclivcry
T. E. J&5K!R3S, ftflanaeer
353rt 'i.fea.-S kK.
THE CAPITAL SALOON,
CHAS. 1JI3DELL, Proprietor.
Burns, - - Oregon.
Wmes. Liquors and Cigars.
Billiard and Peel Tables.
Club Rooms in Connection.
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DoBlgno. M ISm c,rou,ar8
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Will be glad to furnish
To anyone desiring
See bis Handsome
ltnrtii Hir tnant!ilitir r ti ttrMfl
uiwuu uw ijuoo.umijr ui "' .12 l.o H.,l .lif lln.
and south lino east of the Cas-1"'" "" """ " "
cades and another from Vale west
through tho Harney country to
connect with that line.
If such should bo dono it would
also indicnto that Mr. Harriman
will attempt to throw tho trado
of this section to San Francisco.
I'llONl! LINE TO ONTARIO.
W. D. Baker of the Drewsey
telephono Co. has been in this
city for several days on business
connected with that company.
Thoy have complotcd nnd have
in operation a lino from Harney
to Drewsey and have tho funds
to extend tho lino to Agency.
Tho Drewsey people wish to
interest local business men of
Burns in extonding tlio lino on to
Ontario. Thoy liavo received
encouragement from Ontario pco
plo and if tho people at this end
will givo tlio project propor on-
courngomont tho Jino will bo
completed to Vale this fall. Mr.
Baker wishos tho pcoplo of this
Bection to subscribe toward this
extension and offors to issuo cou
pons for such subscriptions good '
for tolls all ovor tho lino when
completed. When sufllciont sumj
is subscribed to guaranteo tho
All parties owing Lewis & Gar
rett, or Simon Lewis aro hcicbj
notified that all theso accounts
aro in tho hands of our attorney
C. II. Leonard for collection and
settlement. Persons indebted to
us will please settle the same ! Chambcrlln'
with Mr. Leonard at once. '
Simon Luwis I "1 have
J. T. Gauhctt.
e uvbKE.Arau hu k
Afford the Best Accommodations
to he had in Harney County
CUEHN ROOMS, fbfc-N lINNEN, PAunTIWuE VICTUHUS
The patronage of all gue-ts under the old management
Rates $1 n day, $(i a week, ?2I a month
H ndoraon Elliott, Propt.
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Chamberlain's Cough Hemody
always gave it icliet at qnee
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