The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, December 31, 1910, Image 1

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Men Continue Preparations
fyr Extension of Lines
rt. . n A Tl J A
r uregon lo tome up io uxpcciauons oi
ui Traffic Manager Lines Must Invade the
-Isolated Territory Too Big to Neglect.
dine the pesimistic.cability is not questioned thcrc-
the big railroad I foro t"oro 19 no excuse for fur
ther demy,
ye recently visueu
lllill and Harriman
kht on making pre-
further dcvclop-
Ixlensions. Every
; that the Hill pco-
I the east and west
'Deschutes and the
pie will begin work
Bt through Malheur
almost certain that
icomcnts will be
, the year possibly
Kal of the Harriman
toted in a Portland
hg that they would
30,000 in construc
ts territory during
fear. Tins couiu ue
t without building
west line through
but considering
The lines now building up the
Deschutes are not going to stop,
they have only begun. That is
only the gateway to a territory
much more desirable and of such
vastness as compared to that por
tion of the state already reached
that comparison would bo ridicu
lous. The assertion that Harney
county, producing what it will
when given an outlet to markoL
would double the products in
grain and hay seems rather
strong, nevertheless it is a fact
that investigation will bear out.
It is such territory that not
only railroads but people are
seeking, and without the first the
second have no inducement,
therefore the railroads arc going
to do their part. Harney county
will make the most phenomenal
growth and advancement during
ce of this line it isl the next ten years of any county
ono of the largest tracts of arid
land in thostato of Oregon and
it is of tho most vital importance
to the f uturo of Central Oregon
that this land bo watered as
cheaply as possible.
With railroad facilities practi
cally assured to open up this
hitherto undeveloped territory it
is essential that the land bo mado
more productivo in as short time
as possible."
It is tho intention of Mr. Par
rish to construct largo pumping
plants to bo operated by electri
city, tho water to bo taken from
the Silvics River and pumped to
tho land requiring it Mr. Par
rish's plan was most favorably
received by tho residents of Har
ney County and it is tho intention
to commence work on tho power
plants early in tho Spring. If
tho proposition goes through, it
will place somo of the finest land
in Central Oregon under irriga
tion, which includes thousands
of acres adjoining Burns.
iager Miller of the
says Oregon will
I people in ten years
means that trans-
Bst be provided at
isolated territory.
up of big agricultu-
is very necessary
s the Harney country
is been exploited
for the past few
bt in a manner that
Ing attention to tlie
rritory that appeals
ige homesceker. To
ruit raising districts
riced lands will not
ation as we want it.
r land does attract a
in Oregon, not because of its par
ticular advantages over others
except in xarea of agricultural
The recent utterances of both
Mr. Hill and Judge Lovett that
land is held too high applies par
ticularly to that portion now
served by transportation and
they are right in this: The man
of the more thickly settled states
who desires to secure somo land
of his own in the west has not
the means to buy such land. But
if these big railroad systems will
push into the interior and make
it possible to develop this portion
of the state such men will come
in large numbers and make busi
ness for the roads. This is the
class of citizens that are do
ss ot people wno i sired and necessary to the dove -
nd will develop that I opment of Oregon and the rail-
he possibilities of
airying, grain ana
ot been given the
these products de-
of these arc far
ant to the general
advancement of the
i the fruit. Dr.
of the state agricuU
i has made an csti
cgon's agricultural
r this year. In this
irying, wheat, hay
Uhe first in the list
named. This would
t Oregon has not
cvelop as the vast
; in practically its
far from transpor
ticularly adopted to
ey county alone pro
:e products would
(doubled. Few out-
boundaries seem to
stness and capabili-
growing of cereals,
live stock. Tho rail-
know this, however,
pass it by. Condi-
ht for its develop-
ig territory is need-
produce not only de-
ge for raiiroads but
i so necessary to the
de of people. More
it has vast areas of
rnment land for the
erato means who is
he west as the only
he can secure a home
rming methods have
a success that the
Kgation no longer in
crially with the farm-
ws his business and
nod to make a home.
Ker, is not a problem
10 secure land in this
ny of tho canyons
it for a syBlem of
ill be installed within
all. Harney valley
11 bo under a system
just as soon as dc-
will justify tho nec
kiditure. Its practi-
road people realize this. At the
proper time this territory will
have the attention of the railroad
people and by devoting their de
scriptive literature exclusively to
it will bring results that will sur
prise them.
There were special Christmas
services at the Presbyterian and
Catholic churches in this city
Sunday. At the latter the service
was held at 10:30 a. m. withj
specially prepared music under
ithe direction of Mrs. G. A. Rem-
There were two seryices at the
Presbyterian church ono at 11 a.
m. and the other at 7:30 p. m.
Rev. A. J. Irwin preached two
good sermons and the music was
under the direction of C. B.
Smith. Mr. Smith's work on tho
organ was particularly fino and
the choir of eight well balanced
voices rendered some pleasing
anthems and carols. Tho ser-
' vices in both churches were well
The following annears in the
.Sunday Oregonian as a special
from Baker:
W. C. Parrish, superintendent
for the Eastern Oregon Light &
Power Company has just re
turned from Burns and Harney
County, where ho has been mak
ing investigations preparatory to
establishing ono of tho biggest
irrigation propositions in the
In an intorviow Mr. Parrish
The future of tho great inland
Oregon depends largejy upon the
success along irrigation lines.
There are great stretches of fer
tile land lying adjacent to Burns
which can bo mado to produce
almost anything that grows in
the ground by tho application of.
water. Contigious to Burns lies (
Grant county, like all other
counties in Oregon, has taken up
tho good roads subject and pro
pose a change in tho system!
The Eagle says:
The interest in the subject of
good roads is nation-wide. It is
a topic now discussed in the prcssj
hurled from tho rostrum, argued
at the cross roads and talked
over around tho stovo" in the re
mote country store. All arc
more or less interested and the
sentiment for the permanent im
provement of tho highways
seems unanimous. For the im
provement, construction and
maintenance of roads there is
little to discuss, but divergent
opinions are prevalent when tho
method to be adopted is consid
ered. Thero is one thing certain
and that is under tho present
system tho roads are the source
of tho heaviest item of expense
in this county. It is evident also
that there is much waste under
the present order of things and
in the expenditure of tho road
funds. Thero is no ono to blame,
unless perchance the people them
selves who, with tolerance, sub
mit a custom that is superannua
As is generally the case some
ambitious individual in each road
district circulates a petition which
his friends sign. Upon this peti
tion he is appointed road super
visor. Quilification, experience
and ability to build a good road
is not a prc-requisite and the
newly appointed road boss goes
to work picking up rock and
drawing checks. This goes on
all over the county with the re
sult of forty years experience of
tho present condition of the roads.
The system is a failure an ex
pensive, gigantic, never ending
failure. There is today being
circulated in the John Day valley
a petition to the county court,
asking for a change of tho pre
sent system. The petition is be
ing signed by many of tho heavi
est taxpayers. The method pray
ed for in tho petition may not bo
the ultimaso solution of tho pro
blem of better roads but it cer
tainly appeals to everyone as be
ing an improvement over the
present way of wasting tho road
funds. It asks that a competent
road- man be put in charge of all
of the roads in .tho county. Ho
is to be paid $150 or $200 a month.
Ho is to make good. It will bo
up to him to make tho right kind
of a showing and to return to tho
people an equivalent value for
every dollar put onto tho roads.
This will eliminate a host of poor
ly paid road supervisors who get
little for tho little work they
do. Tho plan presented in this
petition is. worthy of seriouB con
sideration and although it might
result in thirty or more road
bosses being reduced to tho ranks,
it looks like a reasonable and
practical solution of tho jdeplora
ble condition of tho roads.
When your feet are wet and
cold, and your body chilled
through and through from ex
posure, take a big doso of Cham
berlain's Cough remedy, batho
your feet in hot water before go
ing to bed, and you aro almost
certain to ward off a sovero cold.
For sale by all good dealers.
Substantial Structures Put up This
Season, Others Contemplated
Irrigation Projects Under Way and Final Reclamation
of Big Harney Valley Will be Realized Industrial
Notes of State Give Interesting Development News.
Although thero wero compara
tively few now buildings erected
in Burns during the year just
closen there wero somo of the
best over built in tho Eastern
Oregon country. Tho big gen
eral merchandise store of Luna
burg, Dalton & Co. is ono of tho
most modern to be found. It is
of native stono with a fino front
of plato glass. Tho Masonic
building of brick with modern
conveniences in every respect is
another substantial structure
that is a credit to the town of
Burns. Tho first floor of 50x100
feet will be occupied by 'ffio Busy
Corner Storo of I. Schwartz and
the second floor besides tho lodge
room contains office rooms whore
Dr. C. W. Brown, Win. Miller,
Sam Mothershead and the East
ern Oregon Engineering Co.
have suits. Tho now two story
brick residence added to the
Catholic church property is also
a substantial structure that is a
credit. Harry C. Smith's new
residence is a modern house.
The coming year will likely see
more of such improvements.
Tho now $35,000 public school
building will bo started during
the coming year but is not ex
pected to bo ready for occupancy
until the following year. A $45,
000 modern hotel is also under
consideration and will likely be
completed next year. To thoso
will be added other buildings,
possibly a largo now Catholic
school which is contemplated in
the near future, and a now
Presbyterian church.
With men of sufficient backing
now looking into tho feasibility
of various irrigation projects in
this section we may expect con
struction of somo of them in the
very near future. Thoso who
have caref ullyconsidcrcd tho mat
ter and mado an investigation of
tho supply stato there is sufficient
water when properly conserved
and distributed to irrigate Har
ney valley. Placing the 1,000,
000 acres of level tillable land of
this valley under an irrigation
system and bringing it to a high
stato of cultivotion means an
added wealth to tho West that
few can realize. It is far great
er than tho average individual
can conceive and gives moderate
ly priced land within tho reach
of thousands who aro seeking
Tho recent suggestion to mako
an irrigation district of Harney
Valley will ono day bo realized
when conditions nro right. Tho
people aro working in the right"
direction and by encouraging
every legitimate enterprise hav
ing tho irrigation of this big
territory as its object results may
bo hastened. It is not alono tho
more favored localities in Oregon
where fruit is tho main crop that
is needed by tho over crowded
country to tho East of us, but
grain land, hay, forage for live
stock and tho hardy vegetables.
This is tho ideal country for such
products and much may bo add
ed to tho wealth of tho nation by
developing this territory. With
tho opening of spring these irri
gation projects will bo pushed
and almost beforo wo realizo it
there will bo a great change in
this country.
Not only will tho spring flood
waters bo conserved and prop
orly distributed at tho proper
time; but pumping plants will be
found fcasiblo and play an im
portant part in reclaiming vast
areas of our land. Tho streams
on overy side of tho valloy will
form portions of tho systems
that aro to transform this sec
tion, not only in tho manner of
proper distribution of their dis
charged water but by being har
nessed to furnish power to be
transmitted to other portions
where pumps will be put to work.
Thcso arc not extravagant sug
gestions. Wo nro on the eve of
realization of such changes and
Harney county will soon come
into her own take her place as
tho banner farming section of
the great Oregon country.
rflU. T)..Mnn TCliut. UTilltnn1 fi
J.J1U 1JU1I1D A'lUUt Jilimuti vw.
will pay 25 cents por pound for
wncut or uunuy,
statCB Wore present and enjoyed
thd hospitality of the local frater
nity. They were mado welcome
and thoroughly enjoyed the evening.
New Cattle Feeding drain DIcocrcd
According to Professor B. C.
Buffum, formerly of tho Colorado
Agricultural college and now in
chargo of the Worlnnd experi
mental farm in tho Big Horn
Basin, Wyoinhjr, a new-cattle-feeding
grain has been develop
ed at the Wyoming farm after
four years' experimenting. The
grain, which is a cross between
tho Russian spelt and American
wheat, is called "ommor." It is
said to bo drought resisting,
ndapted to irrigated or arid soil,
and capable of giving a yield of
from of 00 to 100 bushels to the
Burns Lodge, No. 97, A. F. &
A. M. and Burns Chapter, No.
40, O. E. S., held a joint instal
lation of officers-elect at tho hall
last Monday evening which was
witnessed by a largo gathering
of members and their families.
The usual ceremonies were in
terspersed with somo yocal music
furnished by Mrs. Emma Gowan,
Mrs. Farre, Dr. Marsden, C. B.
Smith, Ludwig Johnson and
Julian Byrd; social chat was in
dulged during the intermissions;
a bountiful banquet was served
as a climax to the evening work.
The hall was tastefully deco
rated with evergreens and holi
day colors and presented a very
inviting and cheerful appearance.
Mrs. Julian Byrd officiated as
installing officer for tho Star, the
following persons being inducted
into effice: Mrs. Vella Welcome,
Worthy Matron; Julian Byrd,
Worthy Patren: Mrs. Frankic
Welcome, Associate Matron; Mrs.i
Ella Sweek, Secretary; Mrs. Ella
Vocgtly, Treasurer; Miss Agnes
Saycr, Conductress; Mrs. Lizzie
Dalton, Associato Conductress;
Mrs. Virginia Gemberling, Chap
lain; Mrs. Sarah Farre, Organist;
Mrs. Emma Gowan, Adah; Mrs.
Veda Hansen, Ruth; Mrs. Juanita
Miller, Ester; Mrs. Ella Mothers
head, Electa; Mrs. Mattio Miller,
Martha; Mrs. Ella McKinney,
Wnrdcr; Irving Miller, Sentinel.
Dr. W. L. Marsden acted as
installing officer for the Masonic
order which followed tho Star
ceremony. Tho following per
sons aro tho newly-installed of ef
ficers: J. M. Dalton, W. M.l
Wm. Miller, S. W.;Thos. Sagers,
J. W.; J. C Welcome, Treas.;
Sam Mothershead, Secy.; Lud
wig Johnson, S. D. ; J. L. Gault,
J. D.;W. A, Gowan, S. S.; Ir
ving Miller, J. S.; J. E. Loggan,
Just beforo tho installation cer
emony of tho Masonic officers
Dr. Marsden requested Grand
Marshal Allen to present Mrs.
Byrd, tho retiring Worthy Ma
tron of tho Star. Mrs. Wm.
Miller came forward and op bo
half of tho lodgo presented her
with n beautiful Past Worthy
Matron pin in a most pleasing
manner. Mrs. Byrd responded
with a few appropriate remarks.
Several members -from other
(Portland Correspondence. )
That Oregon will have n popu
lation of 1,200,000 when the
next census rolls round is the
prediction of R. B. Miller, traf
fic mannger of tho Harriman the Northwest. He basis
his figures on the constant West
ern trend of population as dis
closed by former census statis
tics. He estimates that the United
States will have a population of
113,000,000. This additional pop
ulation, ho believes, will pour
westward to find an outlotin the
vacant agricultural lands of the
coast states. Nowhere is. there
a greater nrea of unclaimed land
thnn in Oregon and the migra
tion will cover this area asjt
seeks new territory to occupy.
Baker is tho first city in Ore
gon to adopt the commission
plan of government. It is work
ing successfully and it is likely
other communities in this state
will follow the lead of the East
ern Oregon capital in revising
tho present methods of adminis
tering affairs. ' '
Tho Oregon National Guard
Association will meet at Albany
January 4 and 5 in tho now ar
mory recently completed there.
Business coming before the stato
organization will bo transacted
and a large attendance of O. N.
G. officers is expected. Albany
people will provide tho visitors
with special features and enter
tainment Klamath Falls will have the
first postal savings bank in Ore
gon. The government is pre
paring to establish such an insti
tution thero and If this sort of a
bank is popular, other Oregon
cities will have them.
Tho Mazamns, tho mountain
climbing club of Portland, will
probably mako the ascent of Gla
cier peak in the Chelan lako re
gion next summer. Tho club has
about fixed upon Glacier peak as
tho objective point of the next
climb, it being the custom to
scale a different mountain each
year. Glacier peak lies in the
midst of magnificent mountatn
scenery and is about 10,000 feet
On January 1, 1911 1 will mako
my furnituro business strictly
cash. Goods will bo sold at
prices to justify every purchaser
in paying tho cash G. W. Clov-ger.
Has just received a fresli lot of
New and handsome Post
Cards, Stationery, Ink,
Pens, Pencils, Novelties.
Fine assortment of everything
D. IUlOTIi, Burns, Oregon
Manager and Salesman,
A. A. I'fiUUY,
Secretary and Notary Public.
Itoirconta Tlint Which Is'ftstod niul lUllnblo, ami Ilnmllu Buccuaitully nil BorlR of ltwil Kstnto Itualnosa. Wo nro
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Burns, Oregon.
Hardware and Crockery
Guns and Ammunition
of all kinds
Get our prices before buying:
j Four well equipped lines. Excellent facilities
, for transportation of mail, express, passengers
Prairie City to Burns. Vale to Burns
Burns to Diamond Burns to Venator
E. B. WATERS, Agent.
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Fire Assurance Co., Philadelphia.
Conner ".outh of Lunaburg & Dalton's.
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Courteous treatment, rates reason
ableGive me a ca'l
A First Class Bar in' Connection
The Harriman Mercantile Co.
Complete line of
Groceries andJDry Goods
Gents Furnishings
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