The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, October 02, 1909, Image 1

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iEIte OJrunt 3inniculCCtitiiilijj
.Covi'M mi nrc a of 0,4'J8,80(I ninf of
Inml, 4,(KSI,(Mil iirrm yet ncnnt tiilicl
fo entry under llio public land Ibd of
tlio United KtntcH.
Tlio Oniclnl Pnpor ot llnrnoy County
has the tawst ctrculntton ami isouo Of
the bctt ndvortlaliiK luodlumii.ln Kaalcm
NO. 4G
ring Right of Way Through the
Malheur Canyon Pass
' TTPfflFQ TJTT T JAfTQ! TWM corric(l ln ovcry PcUot'
ilJOj FjCt-O 111 JUL JDJIVIXO 11 Pcrhnns Scottv hns worked out
the noli pocket ho had in Death
vnlley or is getting tighter with
his money nml holding a bettor
grip on IiIb bank roll. Howovcr,
if this mino in Death valloy hns
faulted on him, ho is in n good
placo to mako another sonBatlon
al find, for nt Black canyon somo
of tlio richest gold oro in tlio
state is being taken out. It was
horo that Indian Iko uncovered
rock bo impregnated with the
yellow motal thntio is now
called tlio millionairo Indian of
Humboldt county.
Says Col. C. E. S. Wood and William Ilnnlcy
on Right of Wny Ilarrimnn Interests llnvc Hnd
Irol of Canyon for Years, Hut Never Duilt a Road in it.
iso Capital News says: I pears to hnvo been tho custom
fa railway move in the for this entryman to go out in
tlio early spring with cnttlo from
another ranch in tho valley,
where tho stock fed during tho
winter. Late in tho fall tho cat
tle would bo driven to the winter
securing feeding ground.
through I Men engaged in tho stock busi-
Territory About as Large as Illinois
And Indiana Combined
lis country wmen may
RStuoruuie signineauce,
Ched Boise. Col. C. E.
land William Hanloy, it
stilted, have been busy
st two weeks
, right-of-way
cur nvcr canyon west
JThey have secured and
right-of-way through
ppcrty for many miles
iro and below.
ness, whoso stock graze in tho
mountains during tho spring,
summer and fall, must necessari
ly be absent considerably if they
i look af tor tho cattle themselves.
krriman system had stir-1 In this case this entryman was
Id obtained a right-of- engaged in such work for his
High the Malheur canyon father and herded tho cattle in
Ihas held for years and the vicinity of this homestead.
cen supposed that it Tlio work undoubtedly took him
ly precluded anyone else away from his own house fre-
any right - of - way iquently, but ho does not seem to
there, but Col. Wood and I have been absent for long peri-
ley, it is stated, nave : ous during tno season wncn tne
in obtaining as good a cattle were grazing in the hills.
Central Oregon, the Largest Section In United States Without
Railroads, Soon to be in Touch Willi Outside World
200 Square Allies of Wonderful, Latent Wealth Awaits.
it held by the Harrt-
Il Wood is the resident
representative of the
tte Valley & Cascade
Wagon Road company,
company owning sove-
"One of tlio witnesses for tho
government stated the entrymon
seemed to visit tho place every
week. The house seems to have
been the entryman's homo. It
was his headquarters. It was
tho placo to which he returned
red thousand acres of after making a long ride, whe-
Oregon land mostly ob-! ther tho ride kept him out over
m the government as a i night or whether ho was able to
oad grant many years i pot back before the close of the
Hanley is at the head , day. During the winter, when
nothing could bo done on the
homestead and when it was nec
essary to go elsewhere to feed
the cattle of which ho had charge,
this entryman appears to have
been away, but such absence, in
our judgment, was certainly ex
cusable. "It was not until 1909 that tho
this town
and ofllce.
Rilliam Hanley company
Yench, Glenn company,
king thousands of acres
End thousands of head of
that country.
ive out for publication
lent that they were in
and Malheur country
p-s pertaining to irriga-
lich is probably true as plat of the survey of
last week a very im-' ship was filed in the
(irrigation meeting per-, As soon as he could make a (1-
lands in that section ling on the land, this entryman
they are interested on did so, his filing bearing tho
Lf the companies they ditto of August 6. 190G. There
but it transpires that was somo effort during tho cross
nuictly procured title examination of tho entryman to
Be railway rights-of-way make it appear that ho offered n
were there. commutation proof becauso ho
III significance of their knew that ho could not offer fivo-
tnot be understood, but year proof. The point does not
:lose touch with nfFairs seem to us to be at all well ta
lection are inclined to , ken. That proof was oifcrcd in
Kit it is a move on the . December. 1907. only three years
Hill on the Northern nfter this entryman established
residence on tho land, and the
fact that lie offered commuta
tion proof should not, in our
judgement, bo permitted to pre
judice his case in any particular."
stem to secure an en-
that part of Oregon
inch that it is the corn-
that he is now sur-
dm salmon uity, tins
the Salmon river to
Stanley basin and on
fouo to tno coast, and
fession of a right-of-way
Malheur canyon is an
link in his plan.
Eown that somo large
tant deals which have
Iding in that section
called off after con-
Hme and money nave
Bided in making inves-
iand it is believed that
been called off becauso
interested, who aio
ich with both Colonel
Mr. Hanley, have been
re of tho reason for tho
Itivities of these two
in this section.
omentcad to ride for Cattle.
)wing is lrom n noise
itch: Tho forest ser-
conteat of tho United
Walter Scott, better known as
"Scotty," the Death Valley Mys
tery, was in Winnemucca last
Friday from his mining property
located in Black canyon, in tho
Humboldt range, says the Hum
boldt Star. "Scotty" was here
like any other prospector and
purchased a bill of grub, which
ho took to camp. He is not tho
"Scotty" of old who made such
dazzling displays of wealth. Al
though he seemed to be well
supplied with money it was of
smaller denominations than when
ho (lashed $1,000 bills to pay for
a round of drinks. His money
this time was of tho white metal
and he had a pocketful of it, for
when ho went to pay a bill ho
pulled out a full handful of sil
ver coins, iust to show tho boys
Merle It. Banks, in-1 that he was still there with tho
homestead entry in ' coin, oven if it wasn't of tho
township V north, yellow kind that started tho
Tho construction of a railway
from Coos Bay, across tho stato
of Oregon, to a connection with
an electric lino already in oper
ation in Idaho is the professed
ultimate intention of tho Coos
Bay & Inland Electric Rnilway
Company, a recently incorporated
company, with offices in tho
McKay building, Bays tho Ore
goninn. With tho co-operation of tho
Roseburg Commercial Club, this
company is now securing rights
of way between Roseburg and
Mnrshfield, and at a meeting of
the club hold Thursday night
representatives of tho company
pledged themselves to provide a
bond in tho sum of ?100,00tf tobo
forfeited if they do not complete
the construction of tho road be
tween Roseburg and Marshfield
within 21 months after tho sur
vey is completed and tho rights
of way secured.
The officers of tho Coos Bay
& Inland Electric are: President.
Jacob Haas; secretary and trea
surer, Charles Ringlor. Mr.
Haas is a former hotel man, hav
ing conducted hostelries in Sdo
kiine, Seattle and Portland. Mr.
Ringler is a former traveling
mnn, with some capital. Assoc
iated also with them is Frederick
D. Kuettncr, who for some years
prior to August 1, last, was aud
itor of the Spokane, Portland &
Seattle Railway and tho Astoria
& Columbia River Railroad.
According to Mr. Kuettncr,
tho principal backers of the en
terprise nro Idaho bankers, now
controlling an electric railway in
that state. Mr. Kuettncr de
clined to reveal tho identity of
these men, but said that they
had becomo interested in tho
Coos Bay enterprise with tho
idea of ultimately connecting up
the two lines. Almost on n
straight line cast of Cooa Bay, in
Idnho, is an electric intcrurban
line, operating lines between
Caldwell and Boise, a distance of
about U0 miles. It is said that
an electric line extended across
Oregon, east and west from
Boise to Coos Bay, would bo en
tirely feasible.
Narrows, Sept 27, 1903.
One of tho most onjoyablo
events of the senson wns tho
Harvest Ball given nt tho Sod
Houbo ranch by Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Morrison on Saturday
night, Soptembor 25th.
A good sized crowd was pres
ent from the settlement south
of the lakes, Narrows and Sun
set Valley,
At midnignt a bountiful sup
per was served and although
every ono nto as much aa possi
ble there were enough of tho
good things loft to feed another
crowd twice as large.
The music was furnished by
Sid Cuinogya and Chas. Reed.
Every ono enjoyed themselves
immensly and all speak highly of
tho hospitality of Mr, and Mis.
How to Cure a Coltl,
Bo as careful as you can, you
will occasionally tako cold, and
whon you do, got a medicino of
known reliability, ono that has
an established reputation and
that is certain to effect n quick
allure to establish and '
usidencc, and tho re-1
i receiver in a decision
that tho proceeding i
ill examination of tho
all controlled by tho lato Mr.
Harriman, have built short feed
ers from their main tracks into
Central Oregon, but tho difllcul-
iii Niwn n miu n nn in I nntn.
et, failed to sustain its wori,j talking of his great wealth berhiin's Cough Remedy. It has
recovered trom tlio sun uaKed ( Kaincd a world wido reputation
1 hills that surrounded Death val- i,y its remarknblo cures of this
'oy- " most common ailment, and can
Tho last llmo Scotty was hero always bo dononded upon. It
Komo of our saloon men were al- nctH on mlirQ's vmh relieves
most strinknn with lionrfc fnllnro i. i j.i t i..
Ifalls to Show that tho whnn tlio mvHfnriniiH nrriHnnolnr . .k ' n ' . 1 i.ii
has maintained tho and champion money spender ,. i ,.utni,, t, avatnm tn
W 1 1 lri mlitjil. it.y. A.iA. --!. tll 1 it I . . '
J.UJIUH wiilKH wiu wtHU WOU1U HirOW UOWn Oil mo Uar n l,r.nIH,v nnmlltlnn. T?nK nn A iv
ictelon states. In re- enough money to buy tho place, all irood dnnrulHta.
flio testimony for tho Ho seemed to delight in display- .
centinues: "It ap- ing fat rolls of greenbacks that Job nrintinir-Tho Times-Herald. I tho cntiro district mav bo
Tlio following interesting ar
ticle regarding tho Central Ore
gon railroad situation wns writ
ten by William E Curtis, special
correspondent for tho Chicago
If you will look on your mnp
of the Pacific Northwest, you
will bco a great triangle formed
by tho Oregon Short Lino and
tho Oregon Railroad & Naviga
tion company's tracks on tho
north, and the Southern Pacific
on the south and west, Ogden,
Utnh, and Pocntello, Idaho, are
at tho apex; Portland at the
northwest and Sacramento nt
tho southwest angles. This tri
angle embraces two thirds of the
area of Oregon; tho northern
ono third of Nevada; about one
fifth of California, and three
counties of Idaho, a territory
about us largo as Illinois and In
diana combined. It is the Inrgcst
section of tho United States with
out railway facilities, and it
seems strange that no company
has over built in there
Tho important part of the
territory is Central Oregon, 200
squnro miles of wonderful latent
wealth, which only nwaiUt trans
portation facilities to rcalizo a
development as rapid and as
profitable as other portions of
Oregon. It is larger than the
famous Willamette valley, and is
similar in tho variety of its re
sources. There aro millions of
acres of agricultural hind, enor
mous forests and vast ranges
along the mountain slopes upon
which herds of cattle and sheep
aro now grazing. The country
is now quite well settled by far
mers and ranchmen. It produ
ces several million pounds of
wool, several million bushels of
wheat and other staples, which
nro hauled in caravans of wagons
by teams of six to twenty horses
over tho trails to the nearest
railway points. And, notwith
standing the heavy cost of this
form of transportation, both
wool growing and cultivation
of the soil nro profitable.
As in other parts of Oregon,
the rainfall is sufficient for wheat,
oats and other grains, but vege
tables and fruit require irrigation,
and Inrgo tracts of arid land must
have artificial moisture in order
to bo utilized. Tho water supply
is abundant. Tho mnp shows
innumerable little streams and
sovcral largo rivers, and tho set
tlers in many places have al
ready formed co-oporativo com
panies for building irrigating
In tho mour.'iin ranges which
traverso Central Oregon thero
aro said to bo rich deposits of
gold, copper, Bilver and lead, but
they have Jiovcr been developed
or oven explored, so that the
mineral wealth of tho trianglo 1
hnvo descri ied is merely a mat
ter of conjecturo, but agriculture,
forestry, fruit raising nnd dairy
ing will furnish occupation nnd
support for half n million peoplo
tit leant.
Whilo thero aro no relinblo sta
tistics available, it is estimated
that at lciist ono half of tho ter
ritory is unoccupied government
on file in tho ofilces of the engi
neers, of both tho Hill nnd Hurri-
mau systems, which, as every
body knows, nro antagonistic,
and aro supposed to bo deter
mined to resist encroachments
upon their respective territory.
ThtiB far tho Harriman lines
have gone only as far north as
Butte, MonU, nnd to Seattle, but
Mr. Hill hns recently invaded
tho Harriman territory nt a C03t
of $50,000,000 by lnying- a track
along tho north bank of the Col
umbia river from Spokane to
A treaty of peaco has recently
been entered into by tho rival
systems so far as the Puget
Sound country is concerned. A
joint agreement, by which the
Northern Pacific will bo given a
monopoly along tho coast of the
sound from Scnttlo to Vancauver,
B. C, hns been signed by tho
officials of tho Union Pacific, the
Southern Pacific, tho Great Nor
thern and tho Northern Pncific.
Under this arrangement, the
Northern Pacific will construct
two or three, nnd if necessary
four tracks, from Seattle to Van
couver, and will haul the through
cars of all roads. But this evi
dence of harmony and coopera
tion docs not npply to tho devel
opment of Central Oregon.
Mr. Harriman has promised
for several yours that ho would
furnish tlio peoplo of that section
with the facilities they require,
but he did nothing. There hnd
been a great deal of complaint
about his indifference, and news
papers of Oregon demanded that
lie should spend at least a portion
of tho largo sums of monoy that
i three thousand men wero cm-
' Tilnirn1 mm tvtiiwlltr nn tlinir nntllfl
be procured and thero was a
great show of ncli vily. This was
explained when Mr. Stevens dis
closed his presence in n inlhor
dramatic manner by an announ
cement that ho had purchased
tho franchizo and nil the rights
and property of tho Oregon
Trunk company, with money
furnished by Jnmcs J. Hill, per
sonally, and intended to build n
bridgo over the Columbia river
at tho mouth of tho Deschutes
canyon so as to got an outlet
over tho North Bank road to
Portlnnd nnd to Spokane. From
tho latter point he would have
connections with tho east over
tho Great Northern and North
ern Pacific. Mr. Stevens made
it very clear that Mr. Hill per
sonally was behind him, and ho
intended to develop central Oro
gon and the triangle I have de
scribed by the construction of
whatever railroads were necess
:X"t f & r
It is very common to hear peo
plo say, "I came to this country
10 years too late; the great op
portunities of getting cheap lands
and entering into business have
all been taken." This is tho
rankest kind of nonsense. There
never was a time in the history
of Eastern Oregon when there
was a chance for the man who
has his head screwed on right
that there is today.
Often wo hear somo one re
mark: "Well, if I had only gone
into Rye Valley whon Walter
Fcrnnld nnd the other old-timers
did I would havo been wealthy,
too." No, vou are mistaken,
for a man who views things in
mis ngni wouitt never prosper
no matter what his environments
might bo. Had ho been in Rye
Valley in the early days he would
havo pined his life away because
the country was sparccly settled
and in a fit of despondency would
havo traded everything ho had
for a saddle horse to rido to
Umatilla Landing, whero lie
could get away from tho solitude
of Eastern Oregon.
The fact is, today is the great
time, for all arc located in this
section of tho country. Tho
present is filled with tho greatest
s ,
urns, Oregon
I'ntrons will rcccitc Trading Stamps, during thin sale.
had been earned by the Oregon"" , ,' , . , a
TJnllrmwl Mnvlcrnfinn nmnnnnv POOPlC. But land IS WOrtll h
uailroad te Navigation company
m thnt state, by extending its I
tracks to those sections which !
havo no rnilway communication.
In February, 1900, W. F. Nel-j
son, now dead, and V. D. Wil-1
linmson of Portland, organized i
what is known as tho Oregon
Trunk railroad, under tho laws i
hundred dollars an aero now.
So it is nnd before you have
lived here very long it will bo
worth three hundred dollars.
Business is crowded, you may
say. Not so, thero is plenty of
room for a firm or nn individual
who will attempt to give the
The Harney Valley Brewing Co.
MnnnfactnrerB of
2Pi.:lv SSodLo, "TtTebf ox
Family Trade Solicited Free" Delivery
T. E. JftKIEtiS RIanaeer
CHAS. BEDELL, Proprietor.
Burns, - - Oregon.
Wines. Liquors and Cigars.
Billiard and Peel Tables.
Club Rooms in Connection.
..J BY
,.r xT....,i ,in. :.i -!, HcoiiiB u square aeai. uui tio
r innniw .i iaj,.,i i not rely so mudi on merchan-
right of way through the canyon ' "!in rsh ,b.uT,es" ? Tf '
or ti, rwrlmt rlvn,. wi,:n,, i thing of thnt kind. Get back to
rises in Central Oregon and flows g sod and aid in developing
into tho Columbia near The Baker Cou"V .?1.,Turce?
Dalles. This canyon is said to'aroso 8Wmt the lifetime of
furnish tho only water level n ma who ia rw 'eal'3 okl
rnntn fnr n iilrnn.1 infn rontrnl ! w uu alv, """ utf:is
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oi pcrxcciion can
Oregon, and in somo places is so
narrow us to admit of only ono
track. Secretary Ballinger wns
a director of the company, until
ho went into tho cabinet But
they did nothing to utilizo their
rights nnd tho existence of the
company was practically forgot
ten until tho latter part of Aug
ust, when it wns announced that
John F. Stevens, formerly chlof
engineer of tho Great Northern
railway, and at ono timo presi
dent of tho Panama canal com
mission, hnd purchased tlio fran
chise nnd intended to build a
road into Central Oregon, con
necting with tho Hill lino upon
tho north bunk of tho Columbia
Sinco Mr. Stevens resigned
from tho Panama canal ho has
beon vice presidont of tho Now
lund subject to entry, and a con-, York, Now Haven & Hartford
sidcrablo part of it is in forest railroad nnd has beon actively
resorve. engaged in electrifying its sub-
Tho Cegon Short Line, tho i urban service into New York
Southern Pacific nnd tho Oregon City. Ho retired from that posl-
Railrond & Navigation company, I tiou tho middlo of Juno, nnd
bo readied m
raising nnd handling crops that
this county will produce.
These- uro facts, stranger, nnd
if you spend two months in Ba
ker County and fail to find some
thing that you can make good at,
then may the good Loid have
mercy on your soul, for thero is
notn place in this wide, wido
world whero you will succeed.
Baker City Herald.
To quickly check a cold, drug
gists aro dispensing every whoro
a' clever Candy Cold Cure Tablet
called Preventies. Provontics
aro also fine for feverish children
Tako Proventics nt tho sneeze
stage, to head oil' nil colds. Box
of '18-25c. Sold by Reed Bros.
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AS fjfe.
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Prlco Llot &
pfl Circulars.
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Will be glad to furnish
To anyone desiring
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Burns, Oregon (
Afford the Best Accommodations f
to be had in Harney County
The patronage of .ill guests tinder the old management
especially sylicited.
ltr.tes $1 a day, $G a week, $21 a month
H nderson Elliott, Propt.
shortly after camo west. Under
tho assumed name of Jnmea P.
Sampson ho spent two months
making n rcconnoisanco of tho
tieB and expanse of construction railway situation In central Ore-
Have dottored them from fur- iron. Tho Harriman neonlo luiv
nishingtlio transportation that
Is required for the development
of tho torritory, Thoro have
been numerous surveys for linvs
north nnd south nnd cast nnd
west, and typogrophlcol maps or
ing discovered his presence, nnd
suspecting his Intentions, woko
up nnd began laying a track
from tho Oregon Railroad &
Navigation station to tho mouth
of tho Deschutes canyon along
thp bed of that riyer, Two or
Studebnker Wagons, the
pondont" kind for salo
Brown & Sons.
"HAVE we a wavy?"
iiimrosu Uurce .vs
luu nml
thin i c
bump of
To console us, K. Aloxnmler
Powell takes us, to "The L,aih
of Lovely Ladies," mxt bhuu
us the niott licuitifiil women
in the world. It's .1 mighty
interesting nitlclc.
You'll find ever)1 page of tlio
wdlworthrcadlng. Lookitmcr,
For salo by City Drug Store.
More than I'iioihIi l too Much.
i To mnintnin health, a mature
man or woman needs just enough
food to repair the waste and sup- j
"De-' 'My enersy and body heat. The
nt jnji nauiiuni consumption oi mora
food than is necessary for theso '
. purposes is tho prime cause of
stomach troubles, rheumatism
anil disorders of tho kidneys. If
troubled with indigestion, revise
your diet, let reason and not ap
petite control vvA tako a fow
dosos of Chamberlain's Stomach
and Livor Tnblots und you will
soon bo nil right again, For sale
by nil good dealers, ' l
ics our
nn awful
Hay Fou SAi.B-About GOO
tons best timothy hay. Good
'feeding placo. open water, early
range. Koyes & VtinDerveer,
Van, Oregan.
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awake Amoiienu Uoyn 1
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