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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1911)
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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OUEGON, JANUARY 21, 11)11
A Railroad From
Offers Solution to Problem
LINE WOULD TAP
Hill Connections to North
From the Ilnrncy Country Would be of Grenter
Benefit Thnn East and West Joint Track in Canyon.
The railroad situation has not
cleared much in tlio past few '
lays and things arc still in tho,0011" ? ,a consiucniu o
air so far as definito information
is concerned regarding immediate
future movements. J. P. Mahon
reiurneu nome mesuny irum
Portland and while he says the
irenernl oninion down there is
that one or more roads will build i
in the near future this opinion is
based upon any nuthonta-
live announcement, boino aro
of the opinion that the Harriman
people will not do any more work
than is necessary to hold their
Mr. Hanley's interview in tho
Oregon ian is encouraging, yet he
is not in a position to state posi
tively what is going to be done.
From his interview one is at a
loss to conjecture where the Hill
line would go from this valley.
It is suggested that the Hill line
will extend east from the Des
chutes to this Valley, running a
branch np the Blib.cn to the P
Ranch and another north to
Burns, making this territory a
feeder to the north and south
line running up tho Deschutes.
Mr. Hill stated when hero last
summer that the Deschutes line
would be the backbone and the
ribs would follow. This cast
line suggestion is based upon
i this proposition.
Itdcvsn'tseem reasonable that
the Hill people would make en
tire disposition of their rights in
tho Malheur canyon if they in
tended going on east The sug
gestion of a route to the south of
this pass through Barren Valley
toward Buhl, Idaho, doesn't ap
peal seriously, as Chief Engineer
Stradley of the Harriman system
spent a good portion of last sum
mer surveying in that territory
and hnd he found the route at
tractive it irf not likely tho Harri
man line would pay Hill 9.100.000
for his rights in the canyon.
The announced intention of tho
way to extend to Pcnleton sug
H-sts a possible solving of tho
rather complicated situation. AnlJ
i inspection of the map shows a
practical route from Lakeview
' through Catlow valley by the P
Ranch and north up Silvies river
to Pendleton. The following is
clipped from tho San Francisco
Chronicle of last Saturday:
Railway, which now extends
from Reno, Nevada, to a point
beyond Alturas, California, will
be extended to Pendelton, Ore
gon, as fast as the work can be
done. A large amount of ma
terial for tho construction of the
extension, including H00O tons of
sixty-threo-pound rails, has been
ordered to bo delivered within
sixty days, and a contract for the
construction work will probably
be let before tho 1st of Februay.
There aro are at present nearly
150 men at work on tho road be
tween Alturas, California, and
gon Railway is a narrow gauge, '
14G miles long, but the now road
bed, including all bridges and
culverts, will bo standard gauge,
and when the road is completed
the track will bo widened.
"General Manager Duniwny
says work on tho new construc
tion will bo rushed during the
winter, and that when completed
the road will bo 500 mill long
and will open up a tremendously
"M. Duniwny says Unit neither
I. J. Hill nor any other railroad
magnato has any interest in tho
road, nor have thoy mado any
overtures looking to ita control."
It is said by thoso familiar with
the territory that this route does
not encounter any difficult engi
neering problems. It is almost
not based upon any mithoritn-ie
Reno to Pendleton
Less Difficult Thnn to Enst
,n straight lino from Lakeview
rth would lap some- lino
illliuuiik ui iiiuui.1, utoiuva mho
lino would connect with Hill in
terests in that direction with less
difficulty than by going east from
At any rate it is quite evident
that Mr. Hill has not abandoned
this big territory after, holding
the trump hand in the canyon.
nns some- way oi onsoumg
what he disposed of there and
perhaps it will prove oven better
for Central Oregon thnn had the
joint road been continued as at
PRINI-VII.LG TO HUH I) RAILROAD.
The Hill and Harriman lines
building up the Deschutes leaves
Prineville off tho lino or some
distance but the public spirited
business men of that town have
incorporated and will build n lino
to connect with these roads.
Matters hnve advanced fnr
enough to insure tho road and
actual construction will begin as
soon as weather conditions will
The road is estimated to cost
?350,000 complete and equipped.
A bond issue will be made to
provide necessary funds for com
pletion of the line. This is the
way to secure railroads and Prine
vileo people are to bo congratulat
ed upon their energy.
OUR IRRIGATION PROJECTS
The recent railroad news
changing tho situation more or
less and putting things up in the
air has in no wise dampened the
ardor of those investigating the
irrigation possibilities in this
section. There is a fooling
among our peoplo that railroads
will not be fnr behind tho con
struction of reservoira and sys
tematizing the use of tho water
in this territory. That conclu
sion is right. Wo should help
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1W.41.JI bill; UltUilblUII Ul llllll UUlill.
At one time we were all favor
able to government construction
of the irrigation projects of tho
Harney country, but after ob
serving tho long drawn out
methods of tho reclamation ser
vice and especially tho manner of
distributing tho funds wo nro
more favorablo to private capi
tal and pleased to seo people re
presenting money making invest
We may iook lorwuru to con
siderable activity in this lino
during tho coming year and whon
finally nrranged Harney county
will not tako second place to any.
where in tho magnitude of its ir
rigation projects. It will bo tho
largest compact body of irrigated
lands in tho whole west.
Hie llallle SlarU on Reserves.
An attack on tho conservation
policies inaugurated by tho
Roosevelt administration, more
serious probably than any here
tofore made, will bo contained in
an appeal next week to tho
supreme- court of tho United
States to declare unconstutional
tho creation of tho big forest
reservations of the west, says a
Fniluro to win on this proposi
tion is not to end tho campaign
of tho anti-conservationists.
They havo prepared to fight a
step further against tho alleged
independence of tho forest res
ervations from tho stale laws on
the theory that tho federal gov
ernment, in creating them, holds
tho land merely as a bjg land
proprietor, and not with any pre
rogative of sovereignty.
Tho fight has arisen out of tho
attempt of tho United Slates to
enjoin Fred Light, a Colorado
cattloman, from "allowing his
cattlo to trespass" on tho Holy
Cross forest rcservo in that state.
Despito Light's claim that tho
formation of tho rcservo without
tho consent of tho stalo was in
violation of tho federal legislation
and that action for trespass could
not bo maintained under tlio
Colorado lnws, unless tho land in
question had been fenced, the
federal circuit court issued tho
EXHIBITION CAR IN OHIO.
Mrs. A. O. Faulkner has fur
nished this office with n copy of
tho Van Wert (Ohio) Daily
Bulletin containing an ad of tho
Hill exhibition car in her former
homo town. The ad invites tho
public to call and see tho wonder
ful display of fruits, vegetables,
grains and grasses grown in
Oregon, It also exploits our free
Tho car is under tho manage
ment of E. C. Leedy, general
immigration agent of tho Great
Northern. Local people hear
direct from the Harney county
display in this car occasionally
and while Mr. Hill may have
abandoned this territory he is
giving us some good .advertising
nt any rate. '
"RYF." SMYTH IN TOWN.
The Journal of Saturday had
tho following to say about a well
know Marncy county citizen:
"I can fight Indians, all right,"
ejaculated I). II. ("Rvo")
Smyth, of Happy Valley yester
day, "but I1)! be dumed if I can
understand how thoso pesky
street cars can hike along with
out something to pull them."
"Rvo" Smyth has "como to
town" for tho first time in thirty
years. Ho is a wealthy cattle
man ago CO years. Ho is having
his eyes treated by a Portland
"Automobiles may be fine,"
was his further comment, "but
you don't have to take a horse
doctor along every time you ride
Accompanied by R. A. Smith,
a sheep man of Stein's mountain,
"Rye" Smyth has been trailing
about to sec what a city olTcrs in
the way of amusement. The
comment on tho automobile wns
occasioned by Mr. Smyth's firs't
experience as a joy-rider. Six
miles from tho city limits the
machine balked. "Ryo" walked
" Seems like a man can't do
anything alono in these towns,"
ho said. "Here I want to go in
to a cafe and want to get tho
best they have, and every time
I've got to take somo ono with
me so I can bo told what to cat.
Ain't it fierce?"
Smyth was pretty busy during
the wool growers' convention in
Portland, for he had to keop up
his sido against great odds.
Smyth went into the cattle busi
ness in 1872 and he has been a
cattleman over since. Ho has
fought sheep men all his lifo and
is still fighting them. But his
compnnion V'Dick" Smith, has
almost converted him.
"Ryo" Smyth'B fnther and two
brothers wore killed in tho In
dian uprising in Hartley county.
And, he says for himself, ho has
hung out many an Indian's scalp
Tho sightseeing firm of Smyth
and Smith is making its head
quarters at tho Imperial hotel.
James Buckland, formorly of
Harney county, wns sued in
Nampa this week by his wife for
non-support of herself and child.
Mrs. Buckland lived in Ontario a
short time. Argus.
Do you know that fully nine
out of ovcrv ten cases of rheu
matism aro simply rheumatism
of tho muscles duo to cold or
damp, or chronic rheumatism,
and require no internal treat
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Mrs. I. II. Holland of Burns
was visiting in Ontario, Vale and
Boiso this week. Miss Mnggio
Thoboof Vale accompanied her
sister to Boiso. Miss Gladys re
turned to her school nt Portland.
Has Not Abandoned This Territory
So Pill Hanley Says
THE PROJECT IS NOT GIVEN UP
Mr. Hanley Has Encouraging Interview in Orcgonian
But Doesn't State How Hill Line Will Get Out of
The Harney Valley to an Eastern Connection.
That James J. Hill received
$:i00,000 cash for tho sale of his
right-of-way in Malheur Canyon
to tho Harriman interests nnd
that it is still his intention to
build a lino East across tho state
is tho opinion of William Hanley,
of Burns, Or., who, with his
wife, is at tho Hotel Portland,
says the Oregoninn.
"James J. Hill, "said Mr. Han
ley, "does not believe that the
monoply of canyons will control
the railway situation in Oregon.
That is self-evident or ho would
not have sold the command of
this route through Malheur Can
yon. He controlled the situation,
but cnino to tho conclusion that
ho did not need it in his plans.
The Harriman people did. It
was the only route by which they
could go to Odell from Ontario.
It was absolutely necessary as
long as they fixed tho terminal
at Odell. Evidently Mr. Hill dis
cerned this and sold his rights
with that end in view.
"1 don't believe Mr. Hill ever
wanted tho canyon; but yet ho
intends to go south nnd east.
Tho Malheur Canyon starts at
the lower end of Harney Valley
and continues for 150 miles to
Ontario. It is narrow with high
cliffs and there are few open
Tho Harriman people could not
have gone up tho vnllcy without
the use of the Hill right-of-way.
From Junturn to Riverside tho
canyon is rough nnd valueless for
ordinnry pursuits. From Jun
tura to Vale three-fourths of the
property in tho canyon is deeded
land and it was this that Hill had
within his grasp.
"Tho route of the Harriman
people through this canyon to
Odell, the proposed terminal,
docs not go over a hill. It is
2100 feet above the sea at Ontario
and '110 at Odell. There is only
a gradual ascent over tho 1100
miles to bo traveled."
"What did Mr. Hill got for the
rights ho had in tho ennyon?"
"I know but do not care to
say," said Mr. Hanley, "But
this can bo said that ho got the
market value. What it was
worth as a strategical point."
"At what figure do you regard
its market valuo?"
"Do you think that Hill has
given up his intention of going
across tho state?"
"Certainly not. I am sure
that ho has not. Ho is going
south and enst, and ho wants to
go straight East. That is the
reason that ho gold tho canyon.
You know the ennyon runs north
and east, north most of tho way.
Tho Hill system is going to de
velop Oregon. That is a positive
certainty. Everybody about tho
head office from Mr. Hill down
talks of it. Thoy know tho valuo
of tho country. Thoy want to
get into it."
Few men in tho state have
held closer relations with tho
Empire Builder than Mr. Hanloy.
His acquaintance with Malheur
canyon began 30 years ngo when
ho enmo to Harney County.
It was through Mr. Hanloy's
efforts that tho rights both of
the Harriman and tho Hill inter
ests wero obtained. It was hts
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various pieces of land which gave
them control of tho situation.
CNCURAOUS (1001) ROADS.
Governor West's strong indor
sement of tho Good Roads cause
in his message to the Legislature
has given the better highways
movement tremendous encour
agement nnd strength.
"We may sing the state's
praises to the sky and spend a
fortune in advertising our re
sources to attract homeseokers
and settler's" said Governor
West, "but we will have but little
success unless we can point to
some movement toward the con
struction of Good Roads oyer
which the products of the farm
may be handled to market."
"Realizing how greatly the
state was in need of good roads,
and that through our slip-shod
methods of road patching thou
sands of dollars of the jieople's
money was being squandered an
nually, a number of our public
spirited citizens through their
organization, the Oregon Good
Roads Association, have thor
oughly investigated tho whole
question of road building and 1
understand will submit to your
consideration a number of bills
which embody their views and
recommendations in the matter.
Knowing that their recommenda
tions are being prompted solely
by an earnest to see this state
gridiomed by the best system of
highways in the world, and at
the least possible cost to the tax
payers, I ask that tho wholo
question bo kindly given the
most careful consideration by
With Governor West's support
has been joined the promises of
many legislators that they will
support the Good Roads catiso!
and the bills that have been
framed to meet the good roads
Oregon good toads advocates
are bending the strength of their
united influence to secure adop
tion of livo highwny measures
now pending before the legisla
ture. These bills, niado law, will
set into motion and make possi
ble a good roads campaign in
every county that w ill result in
actual miles of road built. But
tho plans formulated by tho Ore
gon Good Roads Association con
template more than rond building,
they nro intended to aid in tho
building of better homes, bolter
schools, and to make farm work
pay better. Tho unit system of
road building is recommended
for overy country. This means
that each county aided by the
statu will construct its own high
way system in tho way most
needed by that particular county.
Tho stalo highway commissioner,
whoso services are to bo render
ed under the state highway
board, will adviso as to best
methods while at the same time
relating and connecting tho bet
ter built highway system of one
county to those adjoining so that
the ultimate result will bo a state
wide system. This unit system
has been found most effective
and satisfactory in other states.
Every unemployed man in
every county will be given work
In road building according to the
present plan. He will bo mado a
producer of wealth and an agent
of development. Convicts will
bo taken from the jails and made
to prepare material and in In
stances, whore it is desirable,
actually build the roads. In
Washington convicts thus cm
ployed, whether taken from city,
county or Btato prisons, net tho
slate a profit each of ?2.50. This
means that tfv pay their way
and a little better, and aro no
longer either a burden or menace
to the community.
Making of macadamized roads
is recommended wherever pos
sible. The State Highway Com
missioner will have as a duty the
spread of information explaining
best construction methods. One
of tho first and most valuable
features of information will be
the report of Prof. II. M. Parks
that Oregon counties have with
in their borders enough ba-salt
and other road-making material
to last forever. Trying to build
the system of better roads all at
once is not recommended. Im
provement of existing dirt roads
comes first, then macadamizing
as fast as possible.
The bonding act is not in
tended to saddledebton counties.
It is expected to make immedi
ately available ?10,000 from the
slato fund for every $20,000 se
cured by bonding. Future gen
erations who will enjoy the ben
efits and pleasures of improved
highways even more than the
present will pay for the roads
gradually. If roads were built
on cash outlay the cost would
come before the benefits. Under
tho bonding act tho road itself
guarantees the outlay, and the
enhanced valuo of the property,
tho facilitated transportation and
the larger returns from effort,
will meet interest and first cost.
Good roads are an interest-paying
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