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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (July 22, 1911)
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Covers an area of 0,428,800 acre ol
land, 4,0.31,051 acres yet vacant subject
to entry tindi r the public land laws of
tbo United Htatet.
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liaa tho Urgoat circulation and la one ot
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BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 22, 1911
IAS GOOD WORD FOR US
mtral Oregon Called Land of Great
Promise by Mr. Chapman
tARNEY VALLEY IS WONDERFUL
tperiment Stations Tor Farmers and Better Organ i
zation Present Need of District One Ranch That
Would Support Thousands of Families if Cut Up.
Manager C. C. Chapman, of
Portland Commercial club.
jrnetl this morning from an
ended tour of investigation
augli the great central Oregon
Dire. He returned doubly en-
isinstic with the possibilities
It oiler there and their trcmen-
s significance to Portland.
fWe of Portland have but a
faint idea of the magnitude
that great stretch of country
It we speak of as central Ore-
said Mr. Chapman. "It
greater in resources than Colo-
Bo, more promising than New
Ixico and as good as the best
je found in Utah and Montana.
I'But the resources must be
moped, the immense area of
ids must be settled and mado
luctive beyond the raising of
estock on the plains. Looking
m a selfish point of view. I
say that of every dollar pro-
ted there 60 cents will come to
ttland. The significance of
can hardly be realized here
this time. Our merchants and
pple in general do not compre-
id its meaning.
I'To develop central Oregon we
1st have better organization.
we shall bend every energy
bring it about Ostensibly
purpose in going to central
egon this trip was to attend
first annual meeting of the
fttral Oregon Development
rue at Prineville. It was the
st earnest convention I have
Br attended. It was attended
tors. This, 1 believe, would
prove a tremonduous drawing
"Onething I ascertained on the
trip was that the trade of Lake
view and the lower Lake county
is irretrievably lost to Portland
until Luke county gets direct
railroad connection with Port
land. The new lino building
from Nevada will be in Lakeview
soon and then San Francisco will
have all of that trade. This
trade should come to Portland,
but it will be impossible to bring
it here until we have direct rail
road connecting with the roads
to Portland, Lakeview should
trade with Portland, however,
because it is closer to this city
than to San Francisco."
Mr. Chapman returned by way
of California and the Southern
Pacific. Portland Journal.
SOMETHING ABOUT THE RAILROAD.
That The Times-Herald had a
straight tip on its railroad news
of last issue is indicated by the
following from the Vale Enter
prise: Railroad work will ro on from
this city on the Oregon Eastern
within a few weeks according to
the latest information just re
ceived at this office. The direc
tors of the Harriman system, at
their meeting a few days ago,
appropriated a large sum of mon
ey lor the work. Although no
At tho closo of the game the
scoro stood six to six.
Thoro were two saddle horso
races, quarter milo dash, four en
tering for first raco and won by
Perry Boyd's Buy. Three enter
ing for second, won by Mr.
Boyd's Roan. The Misses Dol
ores and Eunic Callow having
just received tho Shetland pony
and cart awarded tx them us a
prizo in tho contest given by tho
American Weekly, him it on
parade, and you may be Biire it
was tho star attraction for tho
littlo boys and girls as well as
Borne of tho older ones.
A largo shade platform had
Dccn erected and dancing was
tho program of the ovening, tho
music consisting of two violins
and organ was first class and tho
large crowd of dancers enjoyed
themselves until early morning.
The bounteous mid-night supper
was served by Mesdamt's Doan
Miss George, of Lawen, hav
ing just completed a very suc
cessful term of school ii tho
district remained for thocelebra
before Inking her departure for
Melvin Doan and Edwin J.
Catlow. under the firm name of
Doan Mercantile Co., successors
to j. w. l-ico U)., are doing n
thriving business, being located
in a commodious stone building.
Nothing was fefu' undone to
promote the success of tho day
and nil joined in wishing that
they might have the pleasure of
participating in many such fes
tivities on our National Holiday
REVISE THE LAND LAWS
Thorough Revision Suggested Many
Antiquated and Need Fixing
WliST BE GREATLY BENEFITTED
Investigation Resolution Now Before House Would
Provide Data for Legislation Much Needed in the
Present Day mcthodfff Departmental Regulations.
official announcement has been
determined men from all parts mad7 ifc ? mld lhat. th,e "PP
he great interior and every-1 P"auon 1S surprisingly large.
mucn greater man at nrsi bsk
for or even expected.
This means that railroad work
will go on in earnest from Vale
this summer and that a large
amount of work is to bo under
taken. The appropriation asked
for the first 27 miles of the Ore
gon Eastern out of this city.
That a larger appropriation was
given can only indicate that
I more than 27 miles of railroad
By took a deep interest in get-
under way a movement
sreby the big lands may be
'William Hanley, the cattle
ig of Harney valley, was made
rmanent president of the
rue. He is thoroughly in fa-
of the sentiment and will be
position to help wonderfully
the work. So is secretary J
'Leaving Prineville I visited
of 'Bill' Hanley's ranches.
contains M3.000 acres and
le of the most beautiful land
ver saw with streams inter
ting it here and there.
i'Feed for thousands of head
tcattle is grown there but as
requires comparatively little
sntion the immense farm has
three living houses. This
Bt tract of land would support
nisands of families were the
und made to produce other
ips than hay.
The great Harney valley, is a
iderful country. Land stretch
out in every direction, for
tea as level as a billiard table.
Is well watered and most sec-
is can be irrigated. It ap-
irs especially well adapted to
rirsified farming, rotation of
ps, and it will grow fruit.
listing vegetation there leads
iclusively to these deductions.
f 'One of the great needs is tho
iblishment of experiment sta-
is in the central part ot the
ite through which tho new set-
may gain the benefits of ex-
riments that to the individual
kuld prove very expensive.
f'Better organization of tho
imcrcial bodies should also
in greater nssistanco in get-
the newcomers properly Io-
ted- Professional locators have
lany instances located people
'soil they knew was worthless,
iply to get the fee and indifT-
ent as to the damago tho vie-
aized settler would cause tho
Ite. Tho commercial organi-
tions should make it their work
go into the matter deeply,
en to the extent of seeing that
bplo aro properly located on
lesteads, without tho pay
it of a fee to individual loca-
work is to be completed.
Also from good information
comes the news today to the En
terprise that the railroad com
pany will give $100 per acre for
the necessary right-of-way be
tween Vale and tho canyon, ex
cluding road land. This will un
doubtedly hurry along construe
The grounds were tastefully
decorated with flags and bunting
in the national colors. Mr. and
Mrs, Melyin Doan were ideal host
and hostess to the largest crowd
ever gathered together in South
east Harney County. Tho day
was ideal and everyone was out
for a good timo and u kind word
for his neighbor.
There were between 250 and
300 present to participate and en
joy the festivities, coming on
horseback, in wagons buggies,
and automobiles from every di
rectionCalifornia, Novada, Ida
ho; the distant places, Vale, Har
ney City, Lawen, Alberson, and
Follyfarm, and all tho neighbor
hood, localities sending represen
tatives. A nico program of singing,
speaking, and addresses had been
arranged and was delivered to
an attentive crowd, The fire
wprks of tho ovening were very
beautiful eclipsing the brillancv
of the moon and Btars, bringing
to mind tho return of Halloys
An interesting game of base
ball was played between tho
nine players picked from tho
surveying crew, Carter's camp,
surveying in S. E. Harney coun
ty, and nine players selected in
Pueblo valley and from Denio.
The Fourth of July picnic nt
the Howe and Hankin's sawmill
was a success. A short program
was rendered, games were play
ed and a fine lunch served un
der the shado of tho pine trees,
so all had a very enjoyable time.
Miss Montgomery, who spent
tno l'ourui visiting friends in
Ontario, returned to her school
work this week.
Ed Howe, who has been ill for
several weeks is now able to bo
Mr. and Mrs. Brad Moss went
to Lawen this week on business.
Mr. and Mrs. James Brandon
and littlo son, spent the Fourth
Mr. Dripps went to Canyon
City the first of this week on
J. A. Williams went to Drow
seyand back Sunday.
Mr. Croxton wont to Burns
this week after machinery to
Miss Emma Muller, who has
been visiting hero for a few days
returned to Boise last week.
Wtn. Baker and family spent
the I'ourth m Drewsey.
Mr. Julian George and family
have moved up to their home
stead to live.
Miss Lottio Wilson, who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs.
Jnmea Anderson returned to her
homo at Monument last week.
Mr. John Logan, was over
visiting tho people of Van a few
Mr. Gilcrest passed through
hero yesterday in his auto.
Mr. and Mrs. Middleworthand!
Mr. nnd Mrs. Gregg, returned
last Friday, from an outing at
Miss Marv Croxton will enter
tain a few of her friends next
Wednesday in honor of Miss
Juliet King, who will return
homo tho following day.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Ward return
ed yesterday from tho mountains
wJiero they havo been spending
a fow days fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. James Anderson
spent a few days in Drewsey
Never leavo homo on a journey
without a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. It is almost certain to
bo needed and cannot bo obtained
when on board tho cars or steam
ships. For salo by all good
Tho west is likely to benefit
largely if tho house of represen
tatives passes the resolution of
fered by Representative Baker
of California, calling for a
thorough Investigation into the
workings of the present public
land laws, says a Washington
dispatch. The time hns come
when many of the existinging
laws have out lived their useful
ness; others by departmental
regulations, have been distorted
so that they do not actually
mean what they were intended
to mean; and there are num
erous charges that some of the
bureaus aro actually legislating
by regulations far in advance of
what congress over intended.
There has never been a thorough
official investigation to determ
ine what is tho matter with our
laud laws and their administra
tion, but tho west is pretty well
convinced that tho laws and re
gulations need a general over
hauling. If the house authorize
an inquiry, and if that inquiry
is both thorough and intelligent,
congress will havo before it next
winter u fund of information!
upon which it can base a general)
revision of tho land and forest
laws, nnd out of the present tan
glo the national legislature ought
to be able to devise a set of laws
drawn to meet present days con
ditions and present day needs.
There has been much eastern
opposition to revising the land'1'0011
laws, for eastern men do"roit
ing fishways at all dams.
Leaving Klamath Falls, the
party took a jaunt to Upper
Klamath Lake, where tho pro
posed site for a trout hatchery
on Spring Creek was investigat
ed and passed upon. The estab
lishment of a hatchery on Spring
Creek will bo a most important
one, as all the desirable condi
tions aro present to make it one
of the most successful and largest
on the Pacific Coast.
The next point in the itinerary
was to visit the largest trout
hntchery in the state of Califor
nia, located at Sisson. This is
maintained by the state govern
ment nnd includes many innova
tions which Mr. Finley may find
it advisable to inaugurate in this
state. Other stops are contem
plated at Eugene, Mcdford and
Woodville. At Mcdford, the
dams along the Rogue River will
be carefully scrutinized, looking
for violations of tho laws with
reference to screens and fishways
At Woodville, several devices
that have been submitted in tho
way of fish screens will be ex
perimented with, resulting in de
finite action being taken as to
which one will bo accepted for
the official use of tho state.
Speaking of fish screens, Mr.
Finley said: "No ono seems to
realize what an important matter
this is. The way things have
going, our hatching of
has come practically to
on this subject will be rigidly en
forced, Reports have also come
to the ears of the fish warden
that fishways aro not being main
tained, as provided by law.
'Several violations have become
known and this- is one of tho
urgent reasons of the trip to tho
Rogue River country. No owner
of a dam is allowed to operate it
without complying with tho pro
vision that requires tho construc
tion and maintenance of a ladder
or other method for tho trout to
pnss up tho stream. The reason
for UiIb statute is apparent to
every thinking man. If n dam
is located at tho lower end of a
river, on which no fishway is
maintained, it is easy to conclude
that the fish are prohibited from
proceeding up thatBtream boyond
that dam. This is unfair to own
ers along rivers above such dams
and a great damage to the pro
pagation of fish.
Mr. Finley and the commission
aro contemplating a trip down
the Columbia River to Astoria,
shortly after the return to Port
land which will be some time
The personal attention given
guests at the French Hotel has
given it a good reputation L. B.
It is worso than useless to take
any medicines internally for mus
cular of chronic rheumatism. All
that is needed is a free applica
tion of Chamberlain's Liniment.
For sale by all good dealers.
W. L. DLOTT
C. C. LUNDY
BLOTT & LUNDY
Real Estate and Insurance
Post Office Building, Burns, Ore.
Lost A suit case,
BurnB and Dr. W. C.
Finder pleaso return
to H. B.
not understand what is the
matter; they aro content to have
tho remaining public domain
"conserved" by having it with
drawn so that no fraud will bo
possible. But the west is crying I
out for development, and devel
opment can only come when tho
land laws are revised and revised
practically and thoroughly. Tho
right kind of a congressional in
vestigation would do tho west an
enormous amount of good but if
the investigation is restricted or
not well directed, it will result in
no benefit. Much will depend
upon the men who conduct the in
vestigation, if to be authorized.
STATE QAMR WARDEN.
William L. Finlev is making
his first tour of inspection of the
state in connection with his work
as State Game Warden. He left
Portland, in Company with tho
State Game and Fish Commission
a few days ago, destined for
Klamath Falls, where ho Bpoko
to an assembly of sportsmen from
that district, acquainting thenv!
with tho policy of tho now war
den nnd assuring them that in
stead of being unfriendly to tho
hunters and fishermen of the
state, it was his purpose to de
velop tho state of Oregon to such
an extent, that within n couplo
of years, thoro would bo no bet
ter part of tho United states, so
far as theso two features are
The immediate purpose of tho
present trip is to inspect tho
stnte hatcheries, investigate
locations for several now ones,
begin tho enforcement of tho
laws with referenco to screening
all irrigation intakes and provid-
naught, in streams where irriga
tion intakes are numerous. Trout
released at one inch in length,
having little sense and no idea
whero to go, follow these cur
rents caused by the inflow of
water into irrigation cnnals. In
a short distance, owing to the
segregation of the water, thoy
find things very uncomfortable,
because of the temperature of
the water, which gradually grows
more shnllow, until tho intake is
closed, when millions of fish are
left to die on open fields. Of a
million trout released, it is safe
to estimate that scarcely more
than 100,000 live on this account
The law provides that screens
of the right character shall be
provided at the expense of tho
owner of tho ditch concerned.
"The acceptance of the screen
is another delicato matter. It is
my policy not to impose n hard
ship upon any ditch ftwner. We
havo had a number of devices
submitted for our consideration.
Some of them keep out the fish,
all right, but t)ioy arc easily
clogged and soon keep out tho
water, as well. Others aro too
complicated and still others too
oxpensivo. Wo are trying to
secure a design that will bo effec
tive, inexponsivo and permnnent.
I beliovo wo havo ono that will
do the work. Ono of its strong
est features is that it can bo
mado by any farmer or ditch
owner with mnterial lying nround
Mr, Finley proposes to protect
tho trout of tho state, under tho
law, with all tho rights and pri
vileges nt his command. He
realizes tho importance of so do
ing, both to tho farmer as wolf
as to tho sportsman
Van Embree returned to
surveying at Wellington.
Miss Maude Simmons is visit
ing Mrs. Grow.
Mr. Newell is cutting his 70
here field of rye, most of it will
be used for hay and the rest
Mrs.; Embree, Harold Seller
and Clyde Embree were visiting
with friends at the Narrows,
Prof. Raymond has sold his
grain crops to Robert Settlemyre.
N. Henney has painted our
school house and put a good i ock
foundation under the building
which helps the looks of the
Walter Harmer and his grand
father arc working near the Nar
rows. R. A. Porter has returned
home from Lawen where he has
Ben Roder has a nice garden
nt his place but his wife claims
the credit of being the gardener.
The weather has been very
hot here the past few days, but
everything keeps on growing.
Grain is getting ripe fast and is
Ray Barron is inclosing his
place with a wiro fence.
F. P. Blackmer and family
have returned to Sunset from
near the Lake, where Mr Black
mer has been grubbing sage
Star Buckland nnd Ed Gibson
ot nnrney were in sunset on
Tho rabbita nre getting to be
thick in this part of tho country
and the coyote is missed. When
the bounty was placed on coyotes
we traded one pest for a worse
one, nnd tho bounty ought to be
repealed or a bounty placed on
rabbits or thoy will increase
faster as this country developes
into a grain nnd alfalfa country.
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Harney County Abstract Company
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