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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (June 25, 1910)
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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JUNE 25, 1910
WLROAD MEN VISIT US
weral Prominent Harriman Officers
Look Over Harney Country
T NOTHING FOR PUBLICATION
sidcnt O'Brien and General Traffic Acrent Miller of
UO. R. & N. Co. View The Harney Valley for First
Time Tuttle and Stradley Return From Long Trip.
no Harney country lias had vestment That
a delagation of prominent lines were not built for fun,
oad men within her borders therefore it was necessary to
tag the week and while none show the men with money that a
have expressed them- line would pay.
jts as freely and to the point
lid Mr. Hill of the Great
Bhern during his recent visit,
leverthelcss encouraging to
them come, regardless of
; evasive taiK. I
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u linen, presmeni ana,, ............ . ...,,,,,, ,, , tnvinrv viat.
section to the attention of rail-ied.
road builders in n practical way They left Thursday morning
by everv individual gettinga farm I for Ontario with the intention of
and developing it along some line. going immediately to Salt Lake.
When Mr. O'Brien was called t The visit of these Harriman of-
he expressed his pleasure of the ficcrs portends something immod-
courtesy shown them by the busi- iate and wo expect somonnounce-
Mr. Hanley followed with ono
of his good sound talks about
conditions in this state and stated
that tho biggest part of Oregon
was lvinor idle for lnnk of trans
portation and markets. He urged
his fellow citizens to assist in
Tho party loft early Tuesday
morning for Lakeview going out
by tho way of Silver Creek.
Thoy will go to Klamath and
back ogain to Bend and the De
Chief Engineer Stradley and
General Tralllc Manager Tuttle
of the Oregon Short Lino, ar
rived hero again Wednesday
evening after mnkingtT record
trip in their autoThoy left tho
P Ranch Sunday going to Lako
viow. On Monday thoy drove
some distance below Lakeview
and back to Silver Lake, Tues
day to Prineville and on Wed
nesday to the Hanley homo
ranch here. Theso gentlemen
are from tho Salt Lake head-
. . .. quarters of tho Harriman lines
transportation ., ..,,,;, flinv ,i;.i . :,, nllf
the object of their long trip
through this territory it would
indicate something good in tho
way of railroad construction.
Both are enthusiastic boosters of
this section and since tho con
struction of the Oregon Eastern
under the mangement of tho
Salt Lake ofllcers wo may look
for good results from this visit
as both men are particularly
AGRICULTURE IN SCHOOL
Give Farm Boys and Girls Chance as
Others Have Been Benefited
FIILD PEAS TO FATTEN THE HOG
Klamath County Farmer Tries Experiment to Increase
Profits of Stockmen With Successful Results We
Should Raise JlIorh to Supply The Local Markets.
be learned if they have intelli
gent and interested older bro
thers and sisters, or parents who
nro ready with answers to all the
Great philanthropists have
wisely established in largo cen
ters of population tho technical
schools whero boys and girls,
ambitious but noor. may learn
tho skilled trades or lit them-, , But for the great majority of
, . ... , , , .. . r tho children this is not enough.
selves for he by development of TJ)o flrat of U)c BchoQ .g
some sort of handicraft. I hero loa(1 to inteijROnt observation,
is tho Cooper institute, tho Ar-' The pupil is taught to havo eyes
mour institute and tho Carnegie that see and ears that hear. He
institute for example splendid i Cad to study the common
ral manager of the Harri-
lines in Oregon, R. B. Miller,
ll traffic agent and C. W.
: who helped to run the lines
Igh this district, were in
fcity this week. They came
ay of Condon up the John
river to Canyon and over
arriving Sunday. The
Iweremetouta few miles
resident Leonard of the
Bercial Club, and Wm. Farre
escorted into town. On
ay, in company with Mr.
rd, they spent the day loot
per the valley going out to-
Waverly and Lawen then
Sng back around the west-
rt, thus obtaining a good
If the big Valley.
lformal reception was held
Masonic hall on Monday
at which a large number
local business men met the
people. It was a very
al affair as Mr. O'Brien
ited he did not wish to be
feted and in fact rather not
ach a meeting as the party
; in the railroad construc-
Biness. resident Leonard
Commercial Club was
of ceremonies and called
Ion. Frank Davey who
icefully welcomed the
len to Burns and express-
lopes of our people in re-
railroad building. Mr.
esponbed but said at the
ig he could not give his
rthe talk they would like
to since he had no infor-
Uo give out regarding
killer stated the party had
to the interior to see it
iselves and observe con
but not to make state-
i,He was quite favorably
Sd with the vastness of
valley and sees a bril-
jre for it with the land
the water properly
ind transportation lines.
fed of the enormous in-
population in the Unit-
and figured that within
sriod of time the Pacific
buld receive a material
if population. Consid-
tvastness of this section,
Iveloped condition and
land values we could
reat number of people.
ller further stated that
vere built by men who
la return lor their in-
ness men of Burns, but also
stated he was sure they would
bo disappointed since he was not
in a position to make any prom
ises. The party had some work
in the Deschutes country and
also at Fossil and had extended
their visit to the Harney country
merely to acquaint themselves of
conditions so that should they be
called upon to make recommen
dations they would have infor
tion first hand. Mr. O'Brien
said that as a property owner of
Harney county he would be glad
to see not only one but two rail
roads into this section, but since
the work was not in his hands he
could not say just what his com
pany would do. From his talk it ;
was quite plain he had either
been asked to make a report on
this section or expected it as he
said that befere lines were built
it must be shown by someone
that it will make good. The
question with him was whether
within the next one, two or three
ment within a short time.
000D ROADS PETITIONS OUT.
institutions fulfilling missions
which orignnted in tho minds of
of great heart and earnest con-
things all about him and to try
to understand them. Then as a
part of this preliminary training
The campaign to build good
roads in Oregon assumed another
serious phase in that several
hundred men throughout the
state are circulating the petition
providing for a constitutional
amendment to remove the consti
tutional restrictional on the peo
ple's power to obtain and pay for
In Portland Charles Lenon has
been nut in charge of a forse of
men who are circulating the
petition. Throughout Oregon
branches of the Oregon Good
Road association, Automobile as
sociations, thrcshermen, granges,
fruit growing associations and
county judges have charge of
the campaign. Ten thousands
are need. The aim is to obtain
20,000 as an evidence of the pro
posed constitutional amend
ment's popularity, says the Jour-
years the population and develop-1 na
ment of this interior section I At the present time the bonded
would justify the building of a . indebtedness of any county can
not be more than $5000. The
proposed constitutional amend-
road or not He closed his re
marks by expressing a hope that
we would follow Mr. Hanley's
advice and assist in making the
country more productive.
Dr. Marsden was called on and
responded with a short talk on
conuiuons nere anu snoweu uiu i mnntina
deep interest of our people m
railroad condition. He told the
visiting gentelmen that we keep
posted on railroad building and
were fully alive to the situation.
He said that the people of Harney
county realized the important
position this section held in the
line of railroad building and that
local traffic alone was not the
oniy inducement, ur. Marsuonsll ,,. Pinlf Pnin Tnhlnts.
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UpUKU Oi UIU COIlipiUUUIl Ul UIU
Isthmian canal and the change it
would cause in railroad transpor
tation. A few pleasant and
pointed remarks from J. J. Don
egan and C. H. Leonard closed
tho talk and tho visitors then
mingled with those present and
talked in an informal way.
ment giving every county the
power, but does not impose the
obligation, to issue road build
ing bonds to the amount of $100,
000. Cooperative nction between
is suggested so that
trunk highways may be built
across the state and penetrating
The lack of easily traversible
highways is said to be Oregon's
greatest bar to systematic and,
Pain anywhere stopped in 20
minutes sure with one of Dr.
formula is on tho 25-cent box.
Ask your Doctor or Druggists
about this formula! Stop woman
ly pain, headache, pains nny
wherc. Write Dr. Shoop, Racine,
Wis, for free trial to proye value.
victions. For tho city boys ond j for ijf0 should cornea study of
the common things of the farm.
They arc just as interesting, just
as important, just as scientific.
as the things which relate to the
skilled trades and the great in
dustries of tho cities.
What can be taught in tho
school? The old-fashioned es
says on tho dignity of labor, or
tho discourse on the indepen
dence of tho farm life, do not
holp very much. But what a
marvelous field there is in consid
eration of the Roil, tho water, the
climate, the varieties of plants,
roots and leaves, how plants grow,
why soils are good or bad, time
of growing, varieties of crops for
different sections, methods of
girls .they nro n great blessing.
It remains for someone to de
vise a way to do for tho poor
farm boys and girls what men
have already done for some of
the city boys nnd girls. How
enn it be done? Tho estab
lishment of heavily endowed
institutes might not prove suc
cessful. Much is already being
done through the state agricul
tural colleges. But a great deal
more could be done today nnd
every year by and through the
rural schools that are scattered
all over the country.
There has been in our conven
tional form of education, too
much of magnifying the import
Job printing The Times-Herald
ancc of things which are big be-jcultivation, rotation of crops, fer
causo they nro massed n cities, f tilization of soils, livestock indus
Tho school book maker has hiswcftry.vScicnre of butter making,
on the big cotton mill, the ships farm tools, gathering crops, mar
which cross the ocean, tho iron kets and marketing, landscape
foundry, or the art palaces. The. gardening, making tho homo
nrtifical things of life are clothed, beautiful, farm recreations, etc.
with a certain glamor so that the , Why, the field is quite large
school child is unconsciously led 'enough for a series of lesssons
away from tho things sur- running all tho way from the
rounding the school. Tho boys kindergarten to tho higher grades
feel that the life of his parents of the rural school. Only the
is not worth while. All tho fas- general principals may be touch
cination is in some other life ed upon but everyone who has
atout which ho knows nothing nttended the rural schools knows
save what he reads. how all these subjects have been
What must be done to get back . ignored in the schools of America
to the first principles. The rural in the past half century.
schools of our country, especially ' That there will be great ad-
those of the middlo and western i vancoment in the matter in the
states, are the schools for the j next decade we havo no doubt,
boys nnd girls who are to bo tho The peoplo are awakening to
future farmers. These boys and their needs. Tho way to have
girls have a right to know that 'scientific farmers is to begin with
there is something more in the ' tho boys nnd girls. And begin
occupation of their fathers and ning this way we shall soon wit
neighbors than long hours of dull ness a wonderful transformation
drudgery. on the fair fields of tho middle
The agriculture of tho future and western states whero lie the
must be based on science. I lap- greatest possibilities for the fu-
hazard farming will not do. turo. Campbell's Scientific Far
Farming according to grand
father's time tested rules does
not necessarily mean success.
But if this basis of scientific
agriculturo is to bo of greatest
value the children must under
stand the principles underlying.
It may bo said, and it is often
asserted, that tho farm children
learn enough of farm life by see
ing things done. If they use
their eyes well thoy will learn
much. A great deal more- will
of tho Klamath country tells of
an experiment that he is trying
on his farm near Dairy.
Somo time ago Mr. Sherman
was reading tho complaint of tho
meat packers that Oregon did
not grow sufficient hogs to near
ly supply tho local markets. At
about tho same time ho read of
an experiment mado by a farmer
in Colorado who raised field peas
and fed them to his hogs with
the result that he fattened them
for the mnrket at 15 per cent less
than the farmers of tho middlo
west did on their corn.
Mr. Sherman concluded that if
a Colorado farmer was ablo to
raise peas at an altitude of 9000
foot nbovo tho sea, ho ought to
beat it at 4100 feet elevation.
Investigation showed that somo
years ago Klamath county far
mers raised GO bushels of peas to
tho aero and finally quit because
they did not know what to do
with their crops.
Consequently Mr. Sherman
sent to Denver and secured a
quantity of field pea seed, and
now hns a large field of fine field
pens. This fall he will fatten
hogs on tho peas raised, and will
then be ablo to tell whether his
theory is a good one or not He
thinks he will bo successful, and
if he is it is certain that he will
have shown the way for a great
increase in the profits of farming.
New Spring and
Shown by us for the first time in
t'he latest oocls (or
Dresses and Gowns
are seldom found outside of the
We are a ways looking for the new
swell lines Nothing too good to
show our patrons
THEY WANT THE IIEST--WE KtP IT
FIELD PEAS POR OKEQON IIO0S.
Charles W. Sherman, of Dairy,
Klamath county, has a new idea
for mnking money for the far
mers of the state, particularly of
his section of tho county, Mr.
Sherman is in tho city visiting
his son, John W. Sherman of the
Baker Stock company, and in
discussing tho farming conditions
Business Chat for Business People
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ess.' we are too Busy to meddle witn otners. clients or any ronauio business man in iiarney couniy.
want the very best investments for the least
upon the best possible terms?
want to sell your property and secure a sure
gale for the same?
want the very best 1C0 or 320-acre home-
Lll locations guaranteed or money refunded.
know that we sell more lands than any
in Harney county?
know that times were never better to sell or
tments than right now?
know that we are proud of our success?
luse we attend strictly to our own business,
m business and do tho business right.
Our satisfied clients aro our best advertisements.
Do you know that wo are representatives of somo of
tho richest and mosYrelinble real estate firms in America?
Do you know wo think Harney county tho best
place in tho United States today for investment?
Do you know we can give you a free trip to Old
Mexico? Como in and seo us about it
Do you know we can sell you on easy payments tho
very finest lands in Old Mexico and Dominion of Canada?
Do vou lmow that enercrv and honesty aro tho
foundation of all business success?
Do you know that we delight in pleasing our clients
and that your success is our bucccss? I
Do you want to sell or invest? Wo havo tho buyers
with tho cash nnd tho largest list of lands for salo in
Wo can sell your property tho quickest and havo the
best investments in the country. Wo havo them to pick
from, tho cream of tho land.
Do you know that you aro alwnys wclcomo? Como
in and brush tho dirt off and rest yourself, whether you
hnvo business or not. Freo reading and writing room
plenty of comfortable chairs. Wo can at least bo socia
ble and if you have any business in our line, wo feel
sure of gotting it.
Special References: Tho First National Bank and
Harney County National Bank, both of Burns, Oregon.
Office: First door south Harney County Nnt'l Bank.
INLAND EMPIRE REALTY COMPANY
First door south of the Harney County National Bank, Burns, Oregon
MAR VG WONT OCT SQARB DEAL.
If the House Committee amend
ment to the reclamation law is
enacted as it has been submitted
to the lower branch of Congress,
legal sanction will be given to
the past practice of depriving
Oregon of several million dollars
that should be used in reclama
tion work in the state. When
voting on the $30,000,000 special
loan proposed to expedite recla
mation projects, tho House Com
mittee recommended repeal of
section 9 of tho old law, which
specifics that at least a majority
of tho funds derived from sale of
public lands in each state be used
for reclamation in that state.
In the past, despite this law,
Oregon lias not been getting
much more than n fourth of her
contribution to this fund. Pro
tests were made during the
Hitchcock regime but without
more avail than promises. In
those days the Secretary of tho
Intorior said that when good pro
jects were found the state's legal
minimum of 51 per cent of tho
fund would bo appropriated.
Since Secretary of the Interior
Ballinger has como into office
these promises have been renew
ed, but so far no additional funds
have been provided for the state,
nor have there been surveys indi
cating that projects other than
Klamnth nnd Umatilla arc under
When talk of tho $30,000,000
loan from tho Federal treasury
to the reclamation fund began,
there was hope in Oregon that
four or five millions of this would
be applied immediately to work
here, to bring the state's quota
near tho same proportion main
tained in the reclamation group.
But this hope was blasted by tho
statement that tho loan was in
tended to complete Inrge projects
which had been commenced and
for which there was not sufficient
money. Still Oregon interests
hoped that some power would bo
moved which could compel tho re
clamation Servico to grant at
least tho legal minimum, as tho
law provides in tho clearest
terms. Such observance of tho
law would bring to Oregon about
Now tho state faces the pros
pect of having the section of tho
law repealed which was tho only
guaranteo that somo time great
er appropriations would havo to
bo mado. If this repeal clause
is carried, Oregon men who havo
been following reclamation work
fear for tho state's future share
in federal attention. To prevent
adoption of tho House Committee
roport, irrigntionists hopo that
every friend of Oregon will exort
his supremo onergies. Tolo-gram.
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real estate. Also tho man wish
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to list with him. Room G. Odd
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