The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, January 08, 1910, Image 1

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Govern n nron of 0,428,800 ncit-t- ol
Intnl. 4,0:11,051 ncroi yet vacant Biiliifcl
to entry under tlio public land laws ol
tlio United HtalcB.
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What can be Done by this Means of Fa rutin ft by
Careful and Painstakiitft Work and Methods.
(Written by I. S. Gccr for the the season before on your sum
Conmiercial Club advertising nior tilled land; then if you have
literature.) enough water stored in the soil
The successful farming of dry'u will raise a crop and a good
land depends upon the conserving on0,
of water in the ground, the pro-! 1" planting seed nearly every
.. r .. ,, i one will plant too much seed.
per til age of the land previous .-,,,, . . , ..
, , ... , ' I'M fall sown wheat where the
to and after sowing the seed, , moislurc ,m8 boon slor0(l S() lho
and the amount ol seed sown. Kraj w mmo llp WolI. J!0 lbs.
The ground should bo plowed aj to tho iicrojs ample and perlinps
reasonable depth and immediate- practice will show on ground that
ly packed by a sub-surface packer is well tilled that 20 lbs. to the
or well harrowed, provided no acre will be sullicient.
packer is on hand. I Ho it remembered that in the
This land must then be well conservation of moisture in the
harrowed after each rain and at soil it is only accomplished by
a time when the land will pul- having the soil in proper con-
verize up in little clods, which is dition so the rains or melting
vtermed a "dust mulch." This snows can percolate down into
fcnulch. however, is not a dust! the earth and afterward renew-
Jinulch but consists of small clods ing the so called dust mulch.
from the size of shot to the size Moisture only gets out of the
J of walnuts. If this mulch is too ground through evaporation or
fine-grained it will drift in the growing crops, and if tho soil is
blowing winds and if too coarse properly tended 'until you have
will let in too much air and dry1 enough moisture stored awav
out the sub-surface, or packed and then do not lose it by evap-
Should the ground have too
large clods I have found by go
ing over it with a drag or clod
masher leaves it in a line con
dition by grinding up the large
clods and leaving them the pro
per size. Weeds must not be
allowed to grow, as everything
I that grows out of the ground
1 takes away so much of the mois
f ture that is needed finally for
the growing crop.
By following this simple meth
od throughout the summer sea
son and sowing a reasonable
amount of seed, I have been able
to harvest 33 bushels of fall or
winter wheat to tho acre and
have raised good crops of pota
toes, corn, etc., on land tended
in this manner.
The spring following the seed
ing of fall wheat, and after it is
up a height that will stand the
work, this wheat must or should
be well harrowed. Harrow it
until the crust that has formed
is entirely broken up and you
have the same mulch you had
oration, success is sure.
Now often have we seen
ground well tended for a period
of two or threo years in succes
sion and then a tremendous crop
raised and called it luck, while it
was nothing but scientific fann
ing and perhaps the parties in
terested did not understand why
crops would not produce the
same every season. Tho scien
tific cultivation or preparation
of the soil is not an intricate
problem but a simple under-
Thin Man eame from Old Massachusetts and is
Satisfied With New Field- What lie Knows.
(Written by C.H. Smith for the
Commercial Club advertising
Publication Committee Hums
Commercial Club: Replying to
your favor of Nov. 10th w ill y
was absolutely tho finest he ever
saw. What these men have ac
complished has been done on raw
sago brush land and so I confi
dently predict that in five years
we will be raising larger crops
standing of a few important; that 1 am fully convinced tromioi grain per aero man any otner
fWts. Slim, llm wider in the what llmve observed during thoJsoclion of the U. S. Our foot-
soil even if it lakes two seasons, I past three years that our part ol hills are covered with bunch
,.t.i,. .,,,..( r u, lili.. vnllov in mm Hiiro of n troinnn--JrriiHH, good water Is plentiful at
fllMI il 1 L'dPuuiM'iu miiwuiiw w. i, ,,... ..,..-.,, - - -- -.-
and use the harrow, not once
but several times, and all the
good semi-arid land will respond
with crops that will surprise the
most skeptical.
All parties owing Lewis & Gar
rett, or Simon Lewis are hereby
notified that all these accounts
are in the hands of our attorney
C. II. Leonard for collection and
settlement. Persons indebted to
us will please settle the same
with Mr. Leonnrd at once.
Simon Lkwis
.1. T. (lAiuunr.
dous success as the sun is to me, irom 12 to 20 feet and our trans
and good up-to-date farming portation problem is solved as
methods will accomplish that railroads are on the way. I have
success. I know thatalfalfa will been over the world pretty ex
grow here because I have grown tensively, but never have seen a
it. Also that it is possible to climate that was as good as ours,
raise immense crops of wheat by Wo read in the papers daily of
dry land methods as I have seen some wonderful country somo
II) bushels to tho acre and it was where but in my opinion we have
of Little Club, which makes it here in Harney County tho most
all the more wonderful. 1 also wonderful of all, just waiting for
know of a man who raised over good up-to-date farmers with
r00 bushels of potatoes on!! acres modern methods to develop iL
of land without water. Three years ago there was one
Another of my neighbors sta- house in 35 miles, now we have
scnoois, cuurcii services aim
ted that he had farmed all over
the west, but that ho had now a
small 20 acre field of wheat that
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Potatoes growing on Hide-hill near Munis under di) fiinn incLliods Uy Hon. I. S. (Jeer
seventy voters within six miles
of my ranch. Also a telephone,
store, hotel and It. F. I), mail
route and post ollice, so it would
seem that most of us in this sec
tion have the same faith in the
future of the valley as have I.
My proof of that is that you
can't buy them out and money
talks you know. I, myself,
would not take five times what 1
could get today, for my property
as 1 am satisfied that values will
increase many times within a
few years, and when that time
comes I won't sell as I came here
to live and it suits me perfectly.
In conclusion I want to say that
if any man will come here and'
hump himself one half as hard
as he mas to in the Kast, he will
within five years be independent
for life.
Thv Italy of Harney County
A waitiny Traimportation.
(Written by J. C. Heaty for the
Commercial Club advertising
Received your letter some time I
ago but was very busy and
could not take lime to write. I
had a very large garden to take
care of, and to dispose of, and it
took all of my time to attend to
it, and the end is not yet; but
will try and tell you a few things
about this part of tho county, the
productiveness of the land if
tnken proper care of. All kinds
of grain do fine and yield large
crops per acre if tho land is prop
erly treated and the water in
telligently applied. Barley will
yield from '10 to 70 bushels pet
acre. Wheat under tho same
good treatment will yield heavily
and all garden producbTdo extra
well. Potatoes will yield from
300 to 500 bushels to the acre;
onions will yield 1000 bushels per
acre; cabbage about -10 tons per
acre; parsnips, 1200 bushels
ncre. Harney County will
one of the best producers in
stale of Oregon as soon as
have transiortation. There could
bo raised in this part of the
county, (from the Juniper ranch
to the Nevada line) one million
racks of potatoes, a million bush
els of grain, and train loads of
onions of the best quality, and
cabbage will be no small item.
Beans do well and there are
thousands of acres adapted to
the growth of melons and toma
toes. Tomatoes would be one of
the money-makers if there was a
way to get them to market.
String beans and peas can be
profitably grown. I have tried
almost all kinds of gardening in
a small way and have some idea
of what this county could do if
we had transportation. Under
present conditions the residents
of this part of the county are
depending on the slock industry,
and will continue to do so until
we have a railroad.
Probabably the greatest coffee
substitute yet produced is that
now known to grocers every
where as Dr. Shoop's Health
Coffee. It actually goes a third
farther than all others, and be
sides it is "made in a minute."
No 20 to 30 minutes tedious boil
ing is at all necessary. Pure
toasted grains, malt, nuts, etc.
have been so cleverly blended as
to give a wonderfully satisfying,
true genuine coffee flavor and
taste. And not a grain of real
coirce is used. 100 cups, 25c.
Sold by Reed Bros.
Advertising to Sell Cheap Clothes
docs not happen to
the merchant selling
the Stein-Block goods
are sold only by
and worn in New York
and all large cities
If Your Clothes Fit,
are sty Unit andwcar,
yon areusa lis ficd cus
tomer. Wcfcarry the
Stein-Block Line mm
of rcady'JLo wear cloth
ing, considered the fin
est, best fitting clothes
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The Satisfactory Store
Burns, Oregon.
$ S&5K&I
... Represents the....
Home Insurance Co., of New York,
Live p'iol, London & Globe,
I'ire Assurance Co., Philadelphia.
OPriCI! WITH IIKKIS & IliadS. Bums, Oregon.
o tier .South of Lunaburg & Dalton'5.
Lws asii
Job Printing.
January Sale of
The Busy Corner Store
The Busy Corner Store
Men's and Youths' Clothing
Everything in the clothing line goes at a reduction of
These Are New Goods, the Styles are Strictly Uptodate. They Are
Well Tailored, Nice Finish and Have that Nobby Appearance so Char
acteristic of the High Class City Tailors.
I $2.ri.00 SuitH- go lit $18.75
O2H0 " " K.8.r
20.00 " " 15.00
18.00 " 13.50
lfi.00 " " 11-25
jo r,0 " " 9"'5
lT!00 " 8.25J
A KKW HLANKKT LINKI) DUCK COATS CohIh . ... go at $2.65 " ... " 4.15
$7. HO VuliicH hiiIo price in $5.60
$7.fi0 TroiiKoi'H ... .gout $5.60
(1.00 " 4.50
fi.OO " 3.75
1.00 " " 3.00
H.00 " " 2.25
2.50 " 1.85
QDPri AI Moleskin CouLh, Hheo) lined, with Fur Collar and Extra Wool
ji i-vinn-, Throat Protector. Viilue fl.'l.fiO, Salo pneo ih
EXTRA SPECIAL: 4 Russian Fur Coals, just arrived. Would be cheap at $37.50
2 Coats are sizes 42 and 44 Russian Dog Skin. Sale price only - - 26.25
2 " " 38 and 44 " Colt Skin with Southern Beaver Collar - 24.15
The Busy Corner Store
The Busy Corner Store