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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (July 2, 1910)
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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 2, 1910
TOE BIG CELEBRATION
'rogram Begins This Afternoon and
Continues Four Days
MUCH INTEREST IN BALL GAMES
rnurie uty ream will be Here to Delend The Cham
pionshipThe Horse Races Promise Exciting: Con
tests With a Fine String of Racers to Compete.
I, There is every indication that
ae big celebration planned by
lie people of Burns will bo quite
except, perhaps, a band concert.
With good weather and interest
nownwakened this will bo one of
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success and attended by a large , "Vf T . a T wieTT
imberof people from all over"1"1?!1811 f,ac l day jjodat-
u ui; uuus mm aru worm seeing.
The last day of racing will bring
somo of tho best events of tho
e county. . Thep'rogram begins
is afternoon with horso races
tho fair grounds and there will
something doing every day
d night until Wednesday.
Much interest is being taken
the ball games scheduled for
bmorrow and Monday afternoons
tween the local team and
rairie City. These games prom-
; to be the best ever witnessed
re and will revive enthusiasm
' linon Vinll 1?h HAitnwil imna
utwu uuu, x-ui oouiut jrwuio
e Daseoaii games here nave
en more or less tame and at-
cted little interest from the
blic in general as the games
ve been contests between local
ms only. Now that an out-
e aggregation with a reputa-
n is coming there will be a
'elv interest The Prairie Citv
am is a good one and they play
ill from the time the game is
lied until the last inning.
The Margaret lies Dramatic
Ed. Mead's people, open to-
ht at the opera house for a
ek. Mr. Meade has always
de good here and the company
w with him played in Burns
r week last year and they are
popular. They have some new
ys this season with some at-
ctiva specialties that will bring
m good houses.
There will be several dances
iring the time that will please
e young people.
The little folks will also greet
sh pleasure the reopening of
moving picture theatre which
1 begin tonight. Mr. Pardee
installed alighting system of
own and does not have to de-
d upon the electric light sys
would try both togother in tho
Bluo Mountain caso if agrccablo
to the defendants. Following
this spurt, tho special prosecutor
went to Washington, and then
to Europe, and thoro is nothing
on tho local court horizon to in
dicate that ho will rcsumo tho
HARRIMAN MEN BOOST
Mr. O'Brien Says Nice Things About
Interior Part of State
NO DEFINITE STATEMENT MADE
HOW'S THIS FOR A PIPE pREAM?
Scheme Thai Runs I
Tho old Dalles military wagon
road grant is about to be placed
on tho market and this land, to
gether with tho Willnmetto Val
ley & Cascado Mountain road
grant that ia to bo sold in small
tract, will mean a great coloniza
tion movemot for Oregon during
tho coming few years. The
Dalles grant comprises 439,000
acres and is very largely valuablo
agricultural land. Its settle
ment will mean a great incrcaso
in the state's population
company, orennized bv Eastern ' J- p O'Brien, general
cnnitnlists with a cntiibilizntion accompanied by R. B,
of S7.500.000. nlans to devolon a : trnflic manager, of tho
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eleclncal generating and distri
Railroad Official Says Auto Trip of Thousand Miles
Through State Was Great Revelation to Himself
and JVlillcr Road to Interior May be Extended.
Admitting that tho main pur
pose of his long automobile trip
was to make a careful inspection
of tho country botween Redmond
nnd Bend and beyond, to form
nml ; his own ideas as to the best reute:
for any extension of tho Dcschu-i
from BurnB across tho Narrows
to Malheur Lake and Central;
south to Diamond, Smith and
Central; turning west, along tho
Oregon Central Mountain road,
to Lakeview; from Lakeview to
Klamath Falls, continuing north,
n nr 1 1 m 1 1 ItT 1 n m nllt v n ali rv 4 li t
Power & Lightjtes Railroad south of Redmond, u iQ QM. thonM toRosIandi
"""',."" ' Lava, and Bend; from Bend to
, Miller, TnMimi, n,i ,imnn,i i,
...tiwutx uim 1I1.UIIIUIIU, niv.
For over two years tho Mal
heur canyon has been considered
the most feasible route for the
O. S. L. people and they have
been having survey crews at
work laying out a route to the
coast, now we learn that the
same people have another plan
on foot They are roported to
be veering south from Vale
through tho Barren Valley coun
try and will cross the mountains
just below Crowley. This week
we learn that about 60 engineers
have been in that field for weeks
and have the route practically
surveyed and claim they can
save quite a number of miles
over any competitor by going
this way, says the Oriano.
This fact coupled with the re
cent irrigation development news
that has beerr wafted this way
regarding a proposed irrigation
project in Barren Valley, the
source of tho water supply to
come from the Malheur lakes,
causes people to take notice.
NEWT WILLIAMSON CASE.
die races for the week will no
jbt be good as several horses
here to compete for the
flie literary program for the
renoon of July 4 has been com
pted. The parade will be un-
the direction of Hon. A. W.
Kvan who has been appointed
irshal. The band will head
parade and will be followed
the liberty car, floats, etc.
I. W. L. Marsden is president
the day, Hon. Frank Davey
itor and M. A. Bikks reader.
e Burns band will furnish
isic and some patriotic vocal
isic will be rendered by a big
Jrus. The afternoon of the
will be devoted to a ball
ie and some horse races. The
renile sports will be held on
street on Tuesday forenoon.
Phe first ball gamo between
ftirle and Burns will be Sunday
afternoon and there will bo
l&ther attraction on the grounds
Retrial of ex-Congressman N,
J. Williamson, an event foretold
once upon a time by the Govern
ment's special prosecutor, Fran
cis J. Heney, appears from de
velopments in the Federal Court
not to be immediate contempla
tion. This morning Assistant
United States District Attorney
Walter H. Evens informed tho
court that the General Land
Office had requested him to se
cure tho withdrawal of certain
official records filed in the ori
ginal case. Mr. Evans said that
Heney had tried the case and
still has general charge of it.
He did not know when tho case
was to be brought to a hearing
again, or if it was even to be
tried, says the Telegram.
Judge Bean ruled that the re
cords could be withdrawn, as
they would be in reach of
special prosecutor if ho took
matter . up again, When
Supreme Court reversed the low
or court in tho Williamson case,
Heney gave it out that he would
have it brought to trial again.
Later, when the Hermann jury
disagreed, it was given out by
.buting system throughout the
Yakima, Columbia and Walla
walla valleys, utner concerns
have been taken over by tho big
corporation, which will, give spe
cial attention to famishing
( power for irrigation work thro
ughout the territory covered. It
is promised that by concentra
ting tho water power develop
ment in tho Northwest, a more
satisfactory servico will bo de
veloped than can bo rendered by
Uncle Sam is counting his tim
ber wealth on the slopes of the
Cascade Mountains. Expert tim
ber cruisers in tho employ of tho
Government aro at work making
the estimate and it is expected
it will take all this summer and
next to complete tho cruiso of
the water shed of tho Willamette
River and its tributaries in the
Cascade Reserve. The land will
be classified and the timber seg-
jrugaieu into iukkhik uniia. mis
is the first attempt, so far as
known, of the Government to
take an inventory of it's timber
Lumber manufacturers of tho
Oregon and Washington associa
tion are perfecting plans for tho
logging congress to bo held in
Portland late next month. The
visitors will spend three days in
the city and local loggers and
lumbermen will bo hosts. Tho
sawmill men and timber cutters
of the Northwest will becomo
better acquainted as a result of
tho gathering nnd the benefits
A state convention of Esper-
antists has been called for July
1G in the convention hall of tho
Portland Commercial Club when
students of the now world langu
age, educators, teachers and oth
ers interested are asked to meet
to consider the organization of a
state Expcranto association. Oth
er matters vital to the wide
spread adoption of the new langu
age will come up. Among these
man lines in tho Northwest, re
turned to Portland yesterday
from Central Oregon, says the
While Mr. O'Brien was quite
candid with regard to his pur
pose, ho declined absolutely to
discuss tho conclusions ho had
reached. These he is withhold
ing for a report to his railroad.
He made ono significant re
mark, however, discussing the
interior country of Central Ore
gon around and enst of Bend.
"Transportation is bound to
come to that country" ho said.
"I confess I don't know when
it may be this year, it may be
next but it certainly is coming.
Mr. Miller was not so outspok
en. "I have been beautifully!
sunburned," he said, "but fur
thor than that I havo nothing to
work; tho trip was
of tho Des-
Heislcr, Antelope and finally to
Shaniko, but a few miles from
the starting point From Shani
ko the party took tho train for
Among tho fine running trip
made was one from Burns to
Lakeview, 180 miles, in one day,
and from Lakeview, to Klamath
Falls in an afternoon. A num
ber of valleys were inspected,
among them being the John Day,
Goose Lake, Harney and others.
"We covered an ungodly lot of
country," was Mr. O'Brien's
opening remark upon his return.
"I was much impressed with tho
various valleys wo passed
through," ho continued.
"I was pleased with the Harney
valley. John Day vallcy.although
water, but ho went into dotnll
in tho matter of drainngo and
much interest was manifested in
this part of tho discussion. Tho
farmors nro having trouble with
alkali in all tho lands that aro un
der irrigation and Mr. Bark point
ed out to them that tho troublo will
bo much worse Unless somo sys
tem is inaugurated to combat tho
alkali. Ho said that tho govern
ment had a "white elephant" on
itj hands in this matter. That
already the menace of alkali is
on hand in tho Umatilla project
and it is coming up seriously in
tho Payette-Boise project. Tho
reclamation service is not pre
pared nor authorized to deal with
tho problem and the agricultural
department has no other author
ity than to carry on experiments.
Ho explained that in Utah
200,000 acres have gone to un
productiveness in irrigated sec
tions becauso of tho alkali men
ace. There aro cxtensivo experi
ments being carried on there and
tho lands aro being brougnt back
to original fcrtillity at costa of
about $15 per acre. It is being
done by drainngo nnd careful irrigation.
New Spring and
OOT RID OP THE WEEDS.
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iu mere are many nouses nnu
prosperny. a rich valley and a
mm ninlKflioiMflAiintt)i 4-ltst nnv
Iiiiiu oi.ui.nt tuouiK tuuuw jft tuu uw
marks of prosperity arc all over
mnvka if- nnnnnfiifl Mwi trtn lino
been in the nature of a revela-la at "umber of fino homes
in nuuiuon, me uuuumgs nnu
(imi T?)rrfitinr fiin tiilifi linl
said': I have been getting tho,im..?ut,1,ouscsareve!k(;l)t up' whlch
trnxnlnn thnf Mut nlno timlwr nf . 1S lwaV8 a indication of pTOS-
Oregon was being cut oil". Why
I actually saw enough belts of
pine, I believe to supply all the
wants of tho UnUed States for
tho next century."
Alluded particularly to tho,
ranges near Fossil. I
Mr. O'Brien was unquestion
able enthusiastic about the coun
try he had Been in his 10-day
tho meeting will boinVto?no,sl0 ,triI- which started at
i rraine t,uy is quite a town.
Tho people there were feeling
good. The railroad has becri
opened two days before our ar
they were generally
celebrating. (Mr. O'Brien refer
red to tho Sumpter Valley Rail
1 road. )
' Now as to Harney Valley.
It's a big valley, all right.
Wtxlnndwl fjtM lut frtumiH.1. T nl.niit.l
I Condon and ended at Shaniko, -'" '''
kf f i,o, ii, ii .y bt with water, a ventablo
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hnattntlnn in -nvinc, tl,or ,unc n 'KarUCn SpOU JMU UlCrC IS piCniy
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great deal of poor land in tho
'of water available.'
tho special prosecutor that ho cialClub.
no will be the olection of dologates to
Jv tho International Esporanto Con-
D. C, August 14-20, and tho
proposal to introduce Esperanto
in tno public school, as it is be
ing done in Maryland and else
where. Futher information about
the coming convention can be
had from the Portland Commer-
area traversed. Much of this, if
not all he believed, could be
of immense value by irrigation.
Mr. O'Brien and Mr. Miller
loft Portland Wednesday, June
15, in the private car of tho for
mer. Tho trip was made by
rail, as far as Condon. At Con
don what turned out to be an
over 1000-milo trip by machine
was started. Tho
TO SOLVE ALKALI I'RODLEM.
, A recent press dispatch from
, Nampa, says: Tho meeting at the
Midway school houso last night
at which Don H. Bark of the
government Irrigation investiga
tion bureau waa tho spoakcr,
was very largely attended by
following farmors and land owners from
taken; From Condon this city. Tho subject discussed
running south to thy Mr. Bark waa that of drinago
Twickenham, Redmond and i and Irrigation, and thoro waa in
Waterman, on to Day villo and tonso interest shown in tho mat
John Day Valley; east to Prairio tor (iy thoso present.
City and back, retracting a few i Mr. Bark touched casually on
miles of tho route, to Canyon ' the mntter of preperation of land
City; thence to Seneca and Burns, for irrigation and tho uso of
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Do you want to sell your property and secure a sure
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Our satisfied clients nro our best advertisements.
Do you know"that wo are representatives of somo of
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Do you know wo think Iiarney county the best
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Do you know that you nro always welcome-? Com.o
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plenty of ootnfortablo ohalrs. Wo jan at least bo socla
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sure of getting it.
Special Roferonoesi Tho First National Bank nnd
Harney County National Bank, both of Burns, Oregon.
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The following suggestion from
the Madras Pioneer is timely and
should bo follow by the people of
this section. This is a good time
and n good year, considering
crop conditions, to get rid of
Mr. Farmer, you'd better pull
all that yellow mustard in your
own fields and then get busy and
see that your neighbor does like
wise and then that tho road su
pervisors destroy it along tho
If this damaging plant once
gets a good grip on your fields
your land will be practically
worthless for farming and the
cost of eradicating this pest will
be more than the price of good
Knowing from experience and
undoubtablo testimony that this
is a fact, it seems remarkable
that many ranchers will uncon
cernedly allow this enemy to
flourish among their crops and
along the county highway with
out making any protest or effort
to put it out of existence.
Thnt it can be kept out is be
ing demonstrated by progres
sive ranchers in every neighbor
hood. On dozens of tho ranches
of tho German homesteaders out
southwest of town, their fields
wavo green and free from even a
single spray of the yellow bloom
of tho distructive mustard weed.
Right across the road perhaps a
neighbor's field looks like a flow
er garden. If these plants are
allowed to go to seed, there's
sure to bo a woeful day of reck
oning for tho owner of the land,
It is unfair for one man) or
soveral, to destroy the mustard
and other weeds on their ranches
while their neighbors' fiolds and
the county roads aro full of them
which are allowed to go to seed.
Birds, winds, livestock and wag
on wheels scatter the seed again
and next year tho labor on tho
clean lands has to bo dono over.
There's where tho state weed
lawcomoa in, nnd if, tho members
of tho Farmers' Union, together
with such other farmers as want
to put an end to tho weed pest
will combine nnd demnnd tho en
forcement of the law, they can
undoubtedly got tho desired re
lief. There nro always thoso
who, unless they nro compelled
to destroy tho noxious weeds,
won't do it. Tho proper remedy
is tho enforcement of tho law.
Thoso who "haven't timo" to
got rid of tho .weeds ought to
follow tho exnmplo of Bert Dum.
browe, while ho lived on his
homestead, He went out in tho
night into his fields with a lan
tern and pulled tho mustard
plants from among his wheat
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the. latest goods for
Dresses and Qowns
are seldom found otifeide of the
We are a ways looking for the new
swell' lines Nothing top good to
show our patrons
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