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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 19, 1910)
The Official Papor of Ilnrnojr County
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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 10, 1910
jt 9? sy ty
TLE FROM THE WEST
lying This Region of Stock to he
Fed in East for Market
SUM TRANSFERRED WEST
stances Have Forced the West to Clenn up and
iditions Exactly the Reverse Have Enabled the
sissippi Valley to Meet the Emergency nt Once.
in live stock annals
compared to the current
ad ovino exodus from the
for several months past
-Missouri region has
gorging while the farm
ing to the east has been
what promises to be a
knees have forced the
Cpart of the continent to
nd conditions exatly the
Save enabled the Mississ-
ey to meet the emcr-
: Otherwise the results
Eve been calamitous. As
fWest has been hit hard
Nothing but superb
conditions east of the
lade possible a market
of the stuff thus liqui
ds it is the westerner
mplaint to register. At
bs he has always found
for both cattle and
1 the thinner they were
sr thoy sold. Ureat
of thin range sheep
le into the hands of
farmers and while net
ave been small to the
; was real money and he
pr that with assurance of
from loss. In the ag-
vast sum has been
ed from the East to. the
Iconsequence of this li-
; and clearing the decks
ittle raisers, as with
it has been a drastic
Well bred'young range
the thousand have been
id calves have been
When the big range
an cleaning up a decade
I concern was lelt, De-
assurance that small
; would perpetuate the
This season the man
lord of limited size has
thow severely tho char-
be stuff he is market-
rom a crop of thin sheep
has secured nothing
result of western ca-
Btock cattle have never
much money before,
jhave brought phenom-
and steers have sold
condition is considered.
climate had not pre-
i far West from making
beef and fat lambs this
year the season would have betfn
a prosperous one. Inability to
put weight on cattle and a short
lamb crop have been responsible
for inestimable loss.
As a result the largest supply
of store cattle and sheep that
ever went into feeding territory
east of the Missouri river is in
finisher's haluls. That this re
gion was able to care for the
stuff is providential. The packer
is assured a supply of raw ma
terial and the public beef and
mutton that would not have been
made had corn been even a par
tial failuro or the midsummer
drouth lasted a few weeks long
er. Breeders' Gazette.
ARE COYOTES A BENEFIT?
The fact that Crook county is
paving a bounty for coyote scalps
seems to many experienced far
mers hereabouts as a bad thing.
Of course the coyotes kill a few
chickens and perhaps a sheep or
two and do a little damage gen
erally. However, there is an
other important side to the ques
tion. The coyotes keep down the
rabbits, squirls and field mice.
Rabbits can do far more harm to
the farmers than many coyotes.
Many countries are practically
overrun with them, and crops
damaged very heavily. Crook
county is making a mistake. Its
bad policy. Coyotes do more
good than harm.
The above is the complaint of
a farmer writing to the Bend
Bulletin. He states a fact re
garding the increase of rabbits
and it is a matter for considera
tion. Wo do not agree with his
statement that the coyotes do
more good than harm under pre
sent conditions. All of interior
Eastern Oregon must depend
upon the raising of livestock as
its only export until railroads
come, therefore the coyote must
be kept down.
As the country settles up and
more farming is done both the
rabbits and coyotes will be grad
ually exterminated but at pre
sent we must look after our stock
interests as well as the farm.
BANK CASHIER INDICTED.
Indictments were returned in
the United States court on Friday
of last week against Elwood L.
fG THE NORTHWEST
TO THE PEOPLE
cct pcoplo Into tlio North-
tako tlio Northwest to tho
Ha Is tho firm belief of h. W,
fnt of tho Great Northern
t ho has tho courago of hia
100,000 copies of literature wore distrib
uted describing tho various districts.
Tho Great Northern will start thrco
exhibition cars on a circuit of KaBtcrn
States within tho next two wcks.
IiOHton Exhibit; 10,000 Pcoplo a Day Look at It
demonstrated by tho at!'
Ineseckers campaign," tho
of which wcro (I red at
durlntf tho Western
Northern secured spaco In
mng ami lnmuiicu nn ex-
, grulns ana grasses from
on and Washington. Nearly
In addition to ilieso cars, permanent
exhibits aro maintained at fit. Paul. Chi
cago, St. TjouI. Iloston and l'hlladctphla.
For tho first thrco days of tho Iloston
Kxhlblt tho attendance ranged from 10,
000 to 12,600. It will require about two
million pieces of advertising matter to
meet tho demand for literature created
by these exhibitions.
Clark, ox-cashier of tho United
States National bank of Vale,
charging him with making falso
entries in tho books of tho bank
in order to nccommodnto custo
mers, to decrcaso tho overdrafts
account, and to mislead tho Con
troller of tho Currency. Clark
will bo released on bonds.
Clark is held on six counts,
nono of which charge that ho ap
propriated bank funds to his own
use. Ono of tho charges con
cerns the reporting of ownership
of an old bank building in Vnlo
as tho property of tho bank, after
tlio building had been stld to
others. Vale Enterprise.
VOTE ON PROPOSED LAWS.
The official count of tho vote in
Harney county on tho 32 initia
tive and referendum measures
gives tho following tetals:
Woman's suffrage, yes, 351; No
Eastern Oregon Insano asylum,
yes, 481; no 279.
Constitutional convention, yes
213; no 452.
For separate district for state
senators and representatives,
yes 173; no 317.
Taxation amendment, yes 212;
Permitting state construction
of railroads, yes 213; no 2GG.
Changing mothods of taxation,
yes 183; no 345.
Raising salary of circuit judgo
of Baker county, yes 91; no G37.
Nesmith county.yes, 154; no 55G
Monmouth normal school, yes
458; no 308.
Otis county, yes 304; no 532.
Annexing portion of Clackamas
county to Multnomah yes 103; no
Williams county.yes 142;no552.
Allowing each county to regu
late taxation, yes 403;. no 342.
Home Rule, yes 411; no 427.
Protect persons in hazardous
employment and extending em
ployers' liability, yes 478; no 301.
Orchard county, yes 180; no 51G
Clark county, yes 172; no 517.
Weston Normal school, yes 442;
Annex portion of Washington
county to Multnomah, yes 99; no
Ashland Normal school, yes
374; no 37G.
Prohibition, yes 3G0; no 491.
Enforce prohibition, yes 3G7;
Create board of commissioners
to prepare employes' indemnity
yes 287: no 432,
Prohibit fishing in Rogue River
except angling, yes 435; no 283.
Deschutes county yes 1G8; no
Creating of now towns.counties
and municipal districts, yes 351;
Good roads amendment, yes
39G; no 312.
" Extend direct primary, yes 3G2;
Create board of people's inspec
tors of government, etc. 304; no
Increasing initiative, referen
dum and recall powers, etc., 276;
Changing jury and judicial
system, yes 377; no 336.
SUNSET NEWS NOTES.
Messrs. Graw and Tomlin N.
Henney and Hen leader are
among the farmers planting a
good acreage of winter grain this
Mr. E. F. Samuel, special
agent for tho Oregon Life, of
Portland, has been visiting in
Sunset tho guest of E. C. Egg'
Nothwistanding tho fact that
Sunset homesteaders have stuck
closer to their claims than any
other section of Oregon, thoy
must bo continually hampered by
speoial agents of tho U. S. Land
Ed Moon is busy fencing his
uuriow uiua, uuu unimur
Myers nro hauling sawdust and
building an ico house upon tho
holdings of W. G. Howell, mak
ing preparation for tho ico har
Estkay A sorrell bald face
horse with three whito feet,
weight about 1,000 lbs. Brand
heart with bar over on loftstiflle.
Came to my ranch near Emigrant
creek. Owner prove property
and pay charges.
J. T. GAHltETT, Burns, Ore.
TOO MUCH FEATHERS
Real Things in Poultry Midustry are
Overlooked Says Writer
OREGON'S GREAT CROP SHOWING
Short Paragraphs of Resources and Prosperous Con
dition of Our State Farmer and His Wile The
Best Poultry Keepers in Country Says Prof. Dryden.
That utility measured by the generations
oirtr and meat production is tho , WPS n year,
real standard for tho determina
tion of tho vnluo of a hen an'l not
tho shape and color of feathers
tho proposition upon which
has a record of 150
OREQON'S GREAT SIIOWINU.
The fruit crop of tho Hood
Rivnr district for 1910 is valued
Professor James Dryden of tho nt approximately $1,000,000.
Oregon Agricultural College, in Quo monster log, tho biggest
a bulletin which has just gono to CVCr sawed in tho Coquille Valley,
press, takes issue with tho editors Coos County, was 9 feet in diam-
of the 'American Standard of ctcr nntj make 11,000 feet of lum-
Pcrfcction and breeders of fancy UCr.
"To encourage tho poultry in
dustry," says Professor Dryden,
" hundreds of poultry shows are
held each year and thousands of
dollars are paid on premiums and
all the premium aro awarded on
Eight acres near Euguno-pro-duced
103 bales of hops, which is
over 2,500 pounds an acre.
Tho Mount Hood Railway &
Power company has started a saw
mill near Bull Run with a capa
city of 30.000 feet daily. It will
tho basis of the American ' saw ties almost exclusively.
Standard of Perfection.
"We think we aro encouraging
the poultry industry by paying
premiums for feathers and other
fancy points and for shape of
body, and farmers go to tho shows
to purchase their breeding stock.
They never suspect that tho pre
miums indicate nothing ot tnc
ogfiT laying qualities of the fowl.
"Tho best poultry keeper in tho
country is tho farmer and the
farmer's wife. I have been a
shamed of myself many times in
mv chicken career that wo who
were 'educating tho farmers'
were raising sickly, constitution
ally weak chickens, nnd then go
on to a iarm ana seo running
nround tho barnyard, without at
tention or care, thrifty, robust.
lively chickens! Wo are slaves
of tho dogma of tho feather and
the Standard and the farmer
produces the eggs. I believe that
the farm' stock, the cross breed
stock, or shall I say, tho mongrel
stock, have better vitality, aro
more fertile, are less preyed
upon by diseases and produce
more eggs than tho average flock
of pure breds.
The way to develop tho poul
try industry is to stop advocating
pure bred or standard bred fowls
for tho farmer. Ho should de
cide on tho type of fowl to breed
and forget tho names of tho breed.
Let him decide whether ho wants
an egg type, a meat type or a
general purpose typo and then
purchaso puro bred males and
grade up his flock. Ho should
start with cross bred fowls and
puro bred male to bring up
tho grade. Tho country wants
eggs and poultry and wo can not
get these by building on the
foundation of feathers or fancy
"To discover tho egg typo wo
have to use tho trap nest or some
other means of keeping a record
of eggs laid by individual honp.
Tho trap nest is about tho best
thing wo have discovered in tho
poultry business. Wo will mako
slow improvement in breeding
without an egg record for each
hen in tho flock. Tho objection
to the trap nest'is that it requires
to much labor for tho farmer. I
believo that tho state or experi
ment station should como to tho
rcscuo here by establishing a
breeding station whore farmers
pould secure at nominal prices
cockerels of good laying pedigreo
to mate with their flocks. It
would not tako very long to fur
nish every farmer with a malo
bird whose ancestry during two
Much interest is manifested in
walnut culture in Oregon, and
tho fact that trees of bearing
ago are loaded with nuts of fine
quality gives great encourage
ment to growers.
Crook County contains one of
the Jlnrgcst bodies of irrigable
land in the West, having 350,000
Oregon's applo crop is gaining
on the original estimates nnd the
State, Board of Horticulture
places tho 1910 yield at.1,250,000
Postal receipts for Portland for
October Bhow an increase of
22.65 per cent over the corres
ponding month of - last year.
Moreover tho latest figures are
tho biggest in the history of the
Two great conventions of Na
tional interest aro already sched
uled for Portland next year.
They arc tho gathering of the
woolgrowers of tho country next
January nnd the session of the
Christian church next July.
Portland has completed about
50 miles of new hard surface
street paving this season. In
smaller cities throughout Oregon
it is estimaaed 250,000 yards of
paving have been laid during the
Lake County lnnds, a fow
years ago considered worthless,
are now producing splendid alfal
fa seed selling at 15 cents per
Exports from Portland during
October totaled 11,511,476 feet of
lumber and 1,173,240 bushels of
Oregon will havo a special day
at tho Chicago Land Show, it
having been fixed on November
30. Oregon people will be held
in tho lecturo room of tho Colis
eum in honor of tho occasion.
Under tho direction of tho
Harriman lines in this territory,
a splendid exhibit of Oregon pro
ducts has been gathered that will
bo shown at Chicago, excellent
spaco having been secured for it.
Tho products of tho stato on viow
there will bo explained by com
petent lecturers in charge and
tho stato generally will profit
very largely from tho showing
to bo made.
Prominent Oregon citizens will
participate in tho exercises nt
tho land show on Oregon day.
Among them are William Mc-
Murray, Goncral Passenger Agent
for the Hnrriman Lines in this
territory; John M. Scott, assist
ant general passenger agent; B.
W. Johnson, Corvallis; E. D.
Waterman, Mcdford; J. C. Skin
ner, Hood River; E. B. Bolton,
Grants Pass; W. E. Benton, W.
D. Skinner and A. A. Morse,
Tho biggest mining deal in tho
history of tho stato took place
during tho past week when tho
Rainbow Mine, in, tho Mormon
Basin, near Baker was bonded to
tho United States Smelting, Re
fining and Mining Co. for $1,050,
000. Tho purchasers havo four
months in which to look over tho
property and make a cash pay
ment of $350,000.' At tlio end of
six months tho balance of the
purchaso price is to be paid.
This is ono of tho best known
properties in the state, and has a
gold production of about$200,000
to its credit
That the Hill interests are pre
pared to spend from $7,000,000
to $10,000,000, on extentions to
tho Oregon Electric and United
Railways in Western Oregon dur
ing the comingyear or 18 months,
is tho statement of John F.
Stevens, head of the Hill system
in this state. This will mean the
construction of from 200 to 250
miles of new intcrurbnn roads
in tho Willamette Valley, South
ern Oregon and tho Coast country.
Tho Oregon branch of "the Na
tional League of Postmasters of
tho United States will hold its
annual meeting in tho rooms of
the Portland Commercial Club,
Sixth and Oak streets, Saturday,
December 3. Tho meeting will
be called at 10 a. m, and the ses
sion will last one day. A night
session will be arranged if nec
essary. The coming convention
of postmasters is Baid to bo the
most important ever held by the
Oregon Association and it is de
sired that a full representation
of the members be in attendance.
Realty dealers of the slate are
to bo asked to atten 1 the Annual
Convention of tho Oregon Devel
opment League at Salem during
the last three days of November.
It is felt that these two organiz
ations can accomplish a great
deal by coming together and
working for tho advancement of
tho whole state. It is expected
tho realty men will hold their
first annual gathering at the same
time rfs tho Pevelopment League
Ashland claims it will have the
most beautiful street in Oregon
when its new boulevard is com
pleted. This thorughfare will
bo 100 feet in width, with paving
on both sides of a park row in
tho center that will bo beautified
with trees and shrubbery. The
paying will be completed next
Portland Y. M. C. A. is teach
ing applo culture to those inter
ested in the science. Classes
will bo delivered by experts.
This work is intensely practical
and will bo productive of good
The Scientific American- of last
week reports nine deaths as a re
sult of the air ship experiments.
Ono man fell from a height of 500
Joseph Brucker, tho German
American journalist, will seek to
omulato Wollman next yenr.
Brucker will attempt to cross the
Atlantic by traveling from tho
Canary Islands to tho West In
dies. His airship, which is now
nearing completion, is 200 feot
long; has 8,500 cubic meter gas
capacity and is driven by two
200 horse-power motors. A
motor boat 35 feet long and 10
feet wido serves as a car.
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A new and well selected
stock of winter goods
equalled only by the
higher class city stores
bought direct fn-'m exclusive furhouses
New and Snappy Coats for Ladies
A fashu nable line of
New IhinoH in pretty wool
garments "or the babies....
Everything has the Quality and Style
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