The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, September 10, 1910, Image 1

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Wle CSrcnl 31 n nicy Co u tiny
Cotcrn nn n ri-u of 11,428,800 nun ol
Innd, 4,d;H,li5I ncrcR jut iuimt pnbil
to entry under (ho public liiml Iruh ol
tlio United Btntes.
The Official Paper of llurno County
has tho Urgoat circulation and iaonool
tlie beat ndvortishiR modlutns In Kaalorn
NO. 43
Most Attractive and Interesting Ever
Offered to The Public
Entertainment for Fair Visitors That Will Please All
Big Stock Show Proposed to be Representative
of Great Industry in Harney County if Possible.
The program gotten up for the ( purse will bo divided $15 to first
entertainment of fair visitors is, and $10 to second.
of the best and most attrac-l lh? Um ra.ce w, bp K?v"
( nrtinrf v Amormnn 'lVmimrr
tive yet put out It is one that, Associotion rulea and thoPO mU8t
will appeal to ail and make every be at least three entries in the
lay attractive throughout the en-! same class to start. Entrance
tire week. The relay race, ladies 10 per cent and if less than five
ce, mule race, gentleman's trot i entries the purse will be reduced
nd bionco busting features will correspondingly.
idd interest to the program and! The Association reserves the
the auto race and
ae features which
parade will
are sure to
The stock parade this year
should surpass all previous efforts
in this lino and it is hoped will
ae truly representative of that
lost important industry in Har-
ley county. The entertainment
features for the week have not
ill been outlined as other attrac
tions are being considered that
hvill add to the interest of the
Kveek. The program as now
nown follews:
right to change, postpone or de
clare off any and all these events
for a good and sufficient reason.
No money paid without a contest
and no race allowed to fill from
one stable.
boulders, is to bo leveled with
crushed rock.
County Judge Richardson wont
out to sco tho kind of work being
done. Tho county court has
donated $1000 for tho improve
ment of this county road and
intends to have that money spent
advantageously. Tho work will
continue until it is known that
freighters and tho traveling pub
lic are satisfied. Vale Enterprise
In conversation with a gentle
man the other day regarding tho
fair the matter of a greater in
terest in the livestock exhibits
was mentioned. This gentleman
stated that Harney county has
some of the finest stock in the
8 mile dash free for all Harney I but th,at '"any Rowers lid
county saddle horses, purse $25.!"!' ve. ul neir
1 mile dash free for all, purse
J mile dash, free for all, purse
One mile auto race for cars of
30 horse power or less, no en
trance fee, purse $25.
lh mile saddle horse relay race,
change horses every' quarter
lile, purse $50.
i mile dash free for all, purse
J mile saddle horse race, lady
riders, purse $25.
g mile dash, free for all, purse
i mile mule race, purse $15.
g mile saddle horse race, purse
$ mile dash Iree lor all, purse
animals in shape for the show
ring and therefore do not com
pete for the premiums offered by
the fair. He admitted the pre
miums offered were most liberal
dnd that they should be an in
ducementbeing in most cases
about three times what neighbor
ing county fairs give but they
do not seem to respond.
This gentleman, who is a stock
raiser himself, suggests a gener
al gathering of the blooded stock
here during fair week and that
all participate in the parade on
Friday afternoon. This proposi
tion will find favor with the Fair
Association, and in fact the board
will be glad to arrange for such
an exhibition. The board will
I not object to animals not entered
, for premiums taking part in the
parade, although it would be
imuch better to have all such
nQ ;i Mf f r oil o in "Isic-ck on me entry ust,
Vli lilll llUb 41WV 1U1 lt W It
leats, purse $150.
i mile saddle horse race, purse
825. '
Four and one half furlongs,
free for all, purse $100.
Bronco busting contest, purse
J mile pony race, purse $25,
h mile gentleman's trot, team
four wheeled rig, purse $25.
Stock parade.
Smile saddle horse race, purse
i mile dash free for all, purse
One mile dash free for all,
purse $150.
Consolation race, purse $50.
Auto parade, prize of $25 for
hnaf flnpnrntn1 pnr
Conditions In all free for all! uoara
We have had some fine stock
parades in the past and are con
fident it will be better at the fair
next month, yet none have really
been representative of the great
industry in Harney county. No
one regrets this more than the
fair board, but it ias given pre
miums in a pro rata form of the
importance of the industries of
'the county and feels this to bo
the only method to follow in such
The premium list is more liber
al this year than ever before and
compares favorably with those
offered by the State Fair at
Salem. Several new premiums
have been added to stock and
that industry has been given ape
cial attention with a view of cov
ering it more completely with the
funds at the disposal of the
(Portland Correspondence. )
Reflecting tho prevailing pros
perity throughout the Pacific
Northwest, Portland has just
passed through tho most success
ful August in its history, a month
elsewhere accepted as one of
midsummer dullness, when busi
ness of nil kinds is in the dol
drums. Not by any small per
centage has Portland outdistanc
ed former records, but by a wide
margin. All the wealth comes
from tho soil, rivers mines and
forests of the tributary country;
Portland is merely the mart
where the products come. Pros
perous conditions here testify to
the well filled purse of the pro
ducer in the nearby territory.
Oregon's game birds are want
ed in the South. Louisiana has
arranged to stock her lands with
500 Chinese plfcasants, purchas
ing the birds and eggs from a
Corvallis grower. The birds will
bo protected for five years, when
they mny bo shot by hunters
under certain regulations.
Many new towns of Oregon
and Washington will soon be on
the map now being issued by tho
Portland Commercial Club, which
brings this wholo region up to
date and fills up gaps noted in
existing maps. Changes in tho
railroad situation will be shown
and the accurate mapping of the
two states will be a valuable aid
in informing strangers of the
opportunity that exists in the
Northwest. Accurate data of
each locality will bo given, the
map being reproduced from
plates used by the government
Census Bureau.
Oregon fruit has scored anoth
er triumph, Hood River fruit
growers having just made what
is believed to be the biggest sale
of fancy apples on record. Tho
New York commission firm of
Steinhardt & Kelly have closed
for practically all the fancy ap
ples grown in the Hood River
district, the purchase amounting
to between 250,000 and 300,000
boxes, or over 100 carloads. Tho
transportation involves a sum
close to half a million dollars.
Oregon's hop crop promises to
be generous, with first class
quality. Tho yield is now being
gathered and great care is taken
in the picking to get a crop clean
of leaves and stems that will
bring the usual good figure that
Oregon hops command in tho
world's markets.
Empire Builder Emphasizes Truths
Concerning Food Supply
The Oregonian Comments Editorially on Address That
Was Written for Portland Livestock Exposition-
Neglect of Animal Industry Has Impoverished Soil.
races, live to enter and tnree to
Btart, entrance 10 per cent of
purse. Purses divided 70 and 30
per cent. Entries close with
secretary at 8 o'clock the even
ing preceding tne race, uignt
reserved to fill with less than
live, reducing purse in propor
tion. Pacific coast Jockey Club
rules to govern so far as practi
ce. No entrance fees charg- (
Ed in auto race, ladies race, relay
race, mule race, pony race or
aronco busting contest. Saddle
lorses must be owned in Harney
bounty six months prior to the
fair and the horse winning first
loney is barred from the follow
ing races during tho fair. (The
pony race is strictly for boys and
ponies must be 141 hands or less
The judges will pass on all
iiorses and riders before the race
i tarts.
Tho Association will not fur-
iiish horses for tho bronco con-
est and those participating must
lecuro tnem. mere must bo at
east three competitors and tho
Should there bo stockmen who
do not desire to enter animals
for premiums and desire to show
their stock at tho parade, thoy
will be welcome to participate.
Bring in your stock and lot us
show for once the real backbone
of the livestock industry of Har
ney county.
Improving Burns-Vale Road.
As the result of the work of
tho Chamber of Commerce com
mittee, recently appointed to see
that the road from Vale to West
fall and on to the Harney county
line bo improved at once, County
Road Master GUbson has a force
of men at work repairing and
otherwise placing that important
highway into traveling condition.
Part of tho road has already been
improved and the gang of road
builders is now at work on cul
verts and bridges this side of
Westfall. Tho long grade near
Westfall which has been almost
impassable on account of tho big
Owing to the high price of
grain and hay and tho general in
creased cost of maintenance and
operation, tho following schedule
of rates of the C. M. Kellogg stage
Co. become effective Sept.l, 1910,
subject to change without netice:
Burns and Valu
Burns to Fare Freight
Harney $
Cow & Rock Creeks
Buchanan's ... .
Drewsey. .
Beulah .
Westfall. :.
Warm Springs
Vale- . .
Burns and Prairih City.
Hardisty Sta .. 3.00
Silvies ... 4.00
Seneca (5.00
Canyon 8.00
Prairie City 10.00
Burns and Diamond.
Narrows 3.00
Voltage 4.00
Smith 5.50
Diamond G.00
Burns and Venator
Lawen 2.50
Harriman 3.75
Venator 6.00
If your liver is sluggish
out of tone, and you feel
bilious, constipated, taken
of Chamborlain's Stomach
In tho nddrcss of James J. Hilll
written for tho Portland Live
stock Exposition, Mr. Hill reiter
ated with new emphasis those
ffundamental truths concerning
tho source of food supply and tho
cost of living which he has been
teaching fpr a long time, says
the Oregonian editorilly. The
logical frame of his address is
simple and its significance poten
tous. Notwithstanding our rap
idly increasing population the
number of domestic animals in
the United States is actually de
creasing. Tho receipts of live
stock at tho Chicago stock yards
fell off more than a million and a
half head from 1908 to 1909.
Taking hogs alone, perhaps tho
most important of nil the food
animals, tho receipts at the,,
thirteen principal markets in tho
country diminished by moro than
five nnd a half million between
1908 nnd 1909. If this keeps up
what are we coming to? Who
will bo able to eat meat five
years from now with a demand
constantly growing and a supply
as constantally diminishing? Mr.
Hill then proceeds with his inex
orable command of industrial
information to show that this is
likely to continue. It is not a
mere transient phenomenon due
to causes which will presently
disappear, but is u condition that
will be accentuated unless intelli
gent effort is brought to bear.
The tendency has been plain
for many years to those who
would take the pains to see it.
It has been written in our sta
tistics for many years if anybody
cared to look for it," to quote
Mr. Hill's precise language.
Naturally our exports of live
stock are falling ofl" since tho
number of head reaching the pri
mary markets has decreased.
But it will surprise many to
learn that this country exported
40 per cent less wheat in 1909
than in 1901. The simple fact is
that food production is falling
behind food consumption in the
United States. We are confront
ed with the specter of failing
nutriment, which Malthus pre
dicted would appear everywhere
in the world sooner or later, and
it brings high prices, hardship to
the industrial poor and impov
erishment to the soil. But Mnl
thus taught that tho failure of
food was a fate that could not
be avoided.
Mr. Hill shows pretty plainly
that in our case wo have our
selves to blame. One reason
which ho advances for tho de
cline in livestock production is
singularly interesting. In pri
mative times, beforo the railways
were built, tho only way to got
crops to market profitably was
to feed them to cattle and hogs
which could transport themsolvcs
Now tho railroads have made
transportation cheap and facile
and it seems to pay better to
market tho grain in its natural
state. It follows that tho far
mers do not raise so many ani
mals as formerly. To doubt this
is ono reason why tho number of
domestic animals have declined,
but of course there aro many
others. Tho attractive simplicity
of grain farming must not bo over
looked. To raise a crop of wheat
or corn, prepare it for market
nnd sell it out of hand requires
little exorcise of tho brain nnd
leaves tho farmer long leisuro
hours during tho winter months.
Raising stock is n very different
matter. It requires knovvledgo
of breeds, problems of diet in
trude, nnd it is necessnry to wait
longer for returns, at least if
ono raises cattle. Thus tho in
ertin of tho farmer inclines him
to wnsteful grain production. In
Tho increasing value of land
(Juts been another factor in cur
tailing tho number of food ani-
I mals. This has kept the farmer
of small means with his nose to
, tho grindstone. Ho found it
necessary, in order to pay rent
nnd taxes, to produce whatever
I Would bring in immediate returns
nnd had neither time nor capital
to take advantngo of scientific
I methods. The destruction of the
'poor is their poverty. As Mr.
I Hill points out, tho neglect of
animal industry on the farms
i has necessarily led to impoverish
ment of the soil. Constantly re
moving food elements from the
land and restoring little or noth-
l Ing has caused the yield of wheat
and corn to decline steadily un
til now it is less than half what
it should bo per acre.
' Of course the remedy for this
' discouraging state of things is a
radical change in our methods of
agriculture. Conservation of the
1 soil 1b more important thnn nny
other branch of that much dis
cussed subject, nnd it is provi
dential that it can be accomplish
ed without any legislation or sec
tional quarrels. Nothing is nec
essary but a moderate amount of
intelligence on the farmer's part
a determination to abandon
wasteful methods for something
better, and capital enough to en
able him to put his improved
ideas into practice. Just a lack
of capital and intelligence is the
cause of all blunders on tho farm,
so they are indispensable to pro
gress. Not only must wo have
farmers who nro better informed
but we must nlso have more
farmers if the food supply of the
country is to overtake the population.
of theaubstitute. Tho difference
in price lx twecn the genuine
product and the substitute is so
great that dealers aro tempted
to sell the latter for tho former.
Only by requiring that the
consumer may differentiate be
tween tho two articles can honest
traffic in the substitute be secur
ed. This was contemplated by
Congress when the present inter
nal revenue tax of ten cents per
pound was Kvicd upon "artifi
cially colored oleomargarine."
Many people think that all oleo
margarine is tnxed ten centa per
pound. This is not a fact,
Olcomargnrino which is "artifi
cially colored" so that tho con
sumer cannot distinguish it from
butter is tho only oleomargarine
that is thus taxed, when it is
put upon the market jn its natu
ral color it is only taxed one
fourth of ono cent per pound.
It is only when the product is
made to look like butter so that
it may bo fraudulently sold as
butter that a burdensome tax is
imposed upon it. The imposition
of tho tax is not to suppress the
sale of oleomargarine or to make
it moro expensive to the con
sumer, but to prevent 'fraud in
its sale.
We are offering goods for
Summer wear at special
reduced prices in order to
make room for our large
fall and winter stock. We
invite you to call and you
wili find all summer goods
reduced to a price that
will save you money.
town's k
As usually treated, a sprained
anklo will disable a man for
three or four weeks, but by ap
plying Chamberlain's Liniment
freely as soon as the injury is
recieved, and observing the
directions with each bottle, a
cure can be effected in from two
to four days. For sale by all
good dealers.
NcllgioiiH Services.
A. W. Lafferty, of Portland,
insurgent candidate for congress,
will talk at the court house in
Burns next Friday night, Sept.
10, at 8 o'clock, and has extend
ed an invitation to all other can
didates to divide time with him.
LafTerty is opposing tho assem
bly idea, and besides the Nation
al issue of insurgency is basing
his campaign on showing up dis
crimination against Oregon by
the government in ndministra-
tion ot public lands. Ho proves
that tho Interior Department has
construed the homestead and
timber land laws off tho statute
books, so that a man's rights to
tako up 1G0 acres of land are now
practically worthless. He direct
ly charges Congressman Ellis
with responsibility for repeal of
Section 9 of tho Reclamation Act,
which resulted in the government
taking for use in other states tho
sum of $5,300,000 derived from
sale of public lands in Oregon.
(Paid Adv.)
The following are Rev. A. J.
Irwin's regular preaching ap
pointments for the year 1910.
Burns the third and fourth
Sundays of each month at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m.
Sunset School House at 10:30
a. m. the first Sunday of each
Narrpws at 3 p. m. and 7:30
p. in. tho first Sunday of each
Waverly at 10 a. m. the second
Sunday of each month.
Lawen at 3:30 p. m. and 7:30
p. in. the second Sunday of each
Donstead School House at 3 p.
in. the third Sunday of each
Sunday School at Burns every
Sunday morning at 10 o'clock a.
Services at the Baptist Church
first and second Sundays in each
month. Sunday School at 10 a.
m. every Sunday. Prayer meet
ing Thursday evening.
iiefacisrf Store
Burns, Oregon.
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dealers. serious loss.
Butler and Duller Substitutes.
The great majority of people
eat butter and much prefer it to
any of tho substitutes which havo
been put upon tho market. How
over, n great many people must
uso a substitute on account of
tho high prices which prevail
during certain months of the
Oleomargarino is tho most com
mon substitute for butter and
millions of pounds of this pro
duct aro consumed each year.
Tho difference in cost of produc
tion between oleomargarino nnd
butter is so great that when but
ter is retailed at forty cents per
pound, oleomargarino may bo re
tailed at twenty cents per pound
at as great a profit to the dealer.
Tho person who chooses to
purchase- the substitute should
bo allowed to do so and he should
bo required to pay only tho price
It is not the quantity of food
taken but the amount digested
and assimilated that gives stren
gth and vitality to tho system.
Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets invigorate the
stomach and liver and enable
them to preform their functions
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