The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, September 09, 1911, Image 1

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Tim Olllclnl 1'npor of llnrnoj County
lias tlio larost circulation niul lionuot
ho bent mlvortialtiK miMllums In Knalern
1L (Steal 3-lnrtic) Country
Covers nn nrcn ol 0,428,800 arm ol
IbiiiIi 4,0.11,051 acres yet vacant mli'ii-cl
In entry under the public land ol
tbo U nl til Hlatcn.
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NO 43.
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wter Train Load to go East With
p Products of the Northwest
jmmcrcinl Club and Fair Association Active in
lerinir Products for Harney County Fair and
er Ship out to Advertiso us on Eastern Tour.
Mowing from the Port
irnnl is timely niul lias a
interest to the people
fcy county. The FhirAs-
land the Burns Commor
rnre using every effort to
rney county well repru-
tho scheme to ndvertisc
by exhibiting our pro-
land shows and on rail-
tier first has a chance
ate for premiums at the
bir, then such exhibits as
ble may bo packed and
but to form a part of the
for advertising purposes
ed by the Journal cliiv-
tt says:
an to exhibit the produc-
Oregon and nine other
I-states in a solid train
Iring the continent for
kths and visiting Omaha,
itl and New York land
en route, has definitely
lized, according to an an-
Bent made by C. C. Chap-
kcretary of the Oregon
(lent league.
btal cash cost of the tour
$10,000, and of this
30.000 has been raised,
Juc to the efforts of ex-
Ir J. H. Brady of Idaho.
Ffivc thousand dollars will
, by the railroads, in ad-i
carrying the train free
Sir lines, $5,000 by the
rPacific exposition coin
ed this leaves $10,000 to
I by 10 states, or $1,000
business men will give
DO necessary, I am sure,"
fnot know when Oregon
an opportunity to so
and effectively advertise
luctions and resources of
For some time I was
I as to whether a plan of
litudc could be arrang-
con states, but now I am
kll be a complete suc
er to the commercial club
IW. Graham of the Great
states that there will
try charges, while on the
End the prizes in cups and
fof such value as to be
Ihe keenest of competi-
J. Hill $1000 cup will
for the best wheat ex-
Fhe prize cup for the best
; $5C0, which is taken as
evidence of the recent
3t to advertiso apples so
the products of divcrsi-
ling. For each of the
dibits of corn, potatoes;
eets and oats there is
or cash to that amount.
best barley exhibit the
Herald Building, Nov Public
Plre Proof Oarage 0lhcr-
there has been no parti-
lildingboomin Burns this
Dntractors have been kept
such improvements as
Bn made are of a substan-
ire and moro are content-
the completion of Tho
Eerald building and the
g of tho new public
uilding, two of tho most
aal and modern struc-
Ethe state will be found in
IBids will bo considered
mbcr 23 for the school
Tho brick for tho
aro now being made
tho intention to havo
foundation and base-
, in this fall in order to
building completed for
ol year.
jundy has completed his
handsome cottage on the ncrcago
tracts near the river and has tho
outbuildings and grounds all in
good order.
Tho Presbyterian manso has
been overhauled and presents a
neater appearance.'
The Hissncr building has been
completely changed and portions
of it are now ready for tenants
while carpenters,, painters, paper
hangers and decorators aro rush
ing the completion of the entiro
Substantial improvements arc
still being prosecuted at tho P. L.
S. Co. residence and office proper
ty. The lino stone garage with
corrugated iron roof and cement
floor and tho masons are now
constructing a cellar of tho same
materials. A deop well with an
inexaustible flow of water has
been drilled on the premises and
an engine installed to furnish tho
power to put the water in tho
tank for irrigation and house
J. R. Gould has made extensive
improvements on his residence
property and many others have
also made such improvements.
Fred Racine has comploted two
new cottages which have tenants
and the Fair Association has just
completed an addition to the
Blocks of cement walks aro
being laid and the city has done a
vast amount of street work. This
work will continue as long as
weather conditions will permit.
James Lampshire, who just re
turned from Portland, will at
once begin the erection of a cor
rugated iron garage 50xG0 feet
on the lot recently purchased on
the corner one block east of The
Times-Herald building. It is tho
intention to make this building
fire proof with cement floor. Mr.
Lampshire has ordered all tho
necessary machinery for general
repair work including a Lodge &
Shipley lathe, sliding head drill
press, air compressor, forge, etc.
He will also install a late im
proved air cooling gasoline engine
to run the machinery.
Mr. Lampshire will have an ex
perienced machinist here next
week and as soon as the building
is completed lie expects to carry
all supplies necessary for a com
plete garage and has tho agency
for the Now Way air cooled gaso
line engine, feed mills, pumps,
and other machinery.
Tho Times-Herald has been ap
praised of other substantial im
provements yet to be undertaken
during the season and present
indications are that next season
will seo moro activoty. It is un
derstood the property owners in
Tho Times-Herald building block
contemplate a solid brick and
stone front for tho whole block
for nextscasonand another large
brick on tho corner across tho
street from Tho Times-Herald
building is being considered for
the coming year.
Start Construction Work on Emigrant
FellowH & Wfieeler Buy Mortons.
J. D. Fellows returned Wed
nesday from Emigrant creek
where he accompanied J. R.
Wheeler and Engineer Faulkner
of the Eastern Oregon Engineer
ing Co. He reports a largo crow
of men at work on tho construc
tion of tho dam to furnish power
for electric lights.
Mr. Fellows recently secured a
franchise for electric lights from
tho city and recently was joined
by Mr Wheeler as a partner and
they bought tho power site on
Emigrant creek from the Milling
Co. ThCso gentlemen havo also
purchased tho light business
of Horton Bros, and associates
which gives them considerable
equipment including the polos,
wire, etc., already in position
and ready for operation.
They hopo to bo ready to fur
nish lights from tho present plant
securing power at tho flour
mill about tho middle of next
Tho Timos-Hcrnld would urge
this bo sooner. It is of particu
lar importanco that Burns should
havo electric lights during tho
Development Lcaguo mooting,
court and fair week. Wo aro go
ing to have largo delegations -of
business men from outside points
hero during that week and Burns
certainly should not bo in tlnrk-
ness. Tho business men should
uso their influence to get lights
for that week.
Messrs. Fellows and Wheeler
expect to have tho now power
plant in operation early next
spting. Tho work on the dam,
buildings and installation of
machinery will go forward as
rapidly as possible during the in
tervening time. The poles for
tho transmission lino will bo cut
nnd placed along the lino this
winter and as soon as weather
conditions will permit in the
spring these will be set and tho
lino put up.
Thoy expect to furnish a 2-1-hour
service and havo a capacity
of 400-horso power aHho lowest
stage of tho water with far
greater power most of the year.
Mr. Barton Tells us Something About
The Handling ol Malls on Railroad.
Baker, Sep. !, 1911. -To the
Editor Thu Times-Herald: I note
an article in the Blue Mountain
Eagle, accredited to Tho Times
Herald, headed "Complain of
Railroad," "Stage Company says
Railroad gets too much for mail
It is a saying that "ono side
of a tale holds good until the
other side is heard." In this
case there is another side.
Mail matter carried by stage is
paid for at tho price named by
the lowest responsible bidder; nnd
tho bidder may nnd does name
whatever figure he pleases. In
some instances, they specify and
receive much more than the route
is worth; in other cases, in order
to cut out opposition, a bidder
may, and often does, name a
figure less than the actual cost
of operation; depending upon his
other contracts or bids to "make
A railroad company docs not
and cannot bid for a contract to
carry mail matter.
Congress 1ms fixed tho rate to
bo paid to railways at so much
per mile; graduated according to
the average weight of mail matter
carried; such average being de
termined every four years, by
actually weighing on the train
for sixty to ninety days, mail
matter of every description.
Such avcrago was determined
early in 1910, and went into
effect July 1 of that year; and
Sumpter Valley Railway Compa
ny is being paid for carrying tho
mail from Baker to Austin, ac
cording to tho average so deter
mined, nnd at tho rate fixed by
Congress nlso fixed a maximum
rale per milo to bo paid to tho
Railroad Company for carrying
mail matter over a route where
tho avcrago weight of mail has
not been determined. l'rom
Austin to Prairie City, would bo
such a routo at tho present timo
if the Railroad Company would
contract with tho Postal Depart
ment to carry the mail.
This maximum figuro is less
than one half of tho amount tho
railroad company is entitled to,
basing its compensation on tho
average weights carried and as
determined by tho 1910 weigh
ings; which avcrago by tho way
at tho present timo would not bo
a fair avcrago for with tho ad
vent of tho railway into Prnirio
City, practically nil mail matter
for interior Eastern Oregon which
heretofore has been carried over
several routes, is now beng car
ried via Sumpter Valloy Railway;
tho nvorngo weight being mater
ially increased, but compensation
remaining tho same.
Tho Sumpter Valley Railway
Company offered to enter into
contract with tho Postal Dopart-
Start From Bend November 1 When
Railroad Completed There
Practical for at Least Ten Months in Year With a
Kale That Meets Approval of Burns Business Men
Saving of Time, Lcssfiifesled, Cheaper Goods.
Bums was visited last Sunday
by C. C. Harrison and Frank C.
Riggs of Portland. The former
has decided to place auto trucks
on tho route between this city
nnd Bend just as soon as tho rail
road reaches that place Novem
ber 1.
Mr. Riggs is state agent for'
the Packard Car and tho two
made the trip in by tho wny of
Bend in order to ascertain the
character of tho country, the
condition of the road and find
what encouragement. could be
found for the enterprise.
Mr. Harrison has had consider
able experience with auto trucks
and'is confident of the success of
tho venture, especially after
traversing the route and mectiivg
with unexpected encouragement
from the business men of Burns.
He secured contracts for all the
freight two 3-ton capacity trucks
can handle up to next March.
Ho believes bin machines can
keep on tho road at least ten
months in the year and will add
moro machines if tho business
demands it. Tho rate will not
exceed 2 cents per pound on or
dinary freight and with a shorter
railroad haul it will mean a great
saving to shippers, a quicker
method of dolivory and less in
vested in goods to carry the
trade over a long period in win
ter as it has been in tho past.
Wagon freighting has been out
of the question during the win
ter months in the past, therefore
it has been necessary to carry
large stocks during these months.
In fact all spring goods havo had
to be bought and paid for in the
fall, freighted in and stored dur
ing the whole winter. With this
saving of capital invested and
practically idlo we should get
goods at prices lower than in tho
past, so it will be a saving to tho
consumer as well as the mer
chant. Mr. Harrison will rolurn hero
October first accompanied by
David McDade, who will bo his
resident representative in this
city and who will remain here
Mr. Riggs is ono of the good
roads boosters of the state and
nlso takes an active interest in
tho Development League work of
tho state. Ho will bo among tho
Portland delegation to attend tho
Leaguo meeting horo during fair
week. Mr. Riggs states he found
tho Harney county ond of tho
road in much better shapo tlinn
the Bend end. Asido from a few
miles of road in Lnko county it
would take very littlo work to
make it ono of tho best auto
routes it tho state.
Mr. Riggs in to furnish Pack
ard trucks for Mr. Harrison'n
venture and says his machines
arocapahlo to do tho work. They
aro not an experiment as they
havo been put to practical uso
over worso roads, therefore ho
has no misgiving as to tho suc
cess of tho venture.
It meets with enthusiastic ap
proval hero nnd all that Mr. Har
rison needs to make it go is to
deliver tho goods. Our mer
chants will furnish the tonnage.
Always ready for job work.
There was an accident at the
afternoon matinee last Sunday at
the fair grounds that somewhat
marred the pleasure of tho sport.
In tho third heat of the mile pace
contest between Bill Ilnnlcy and
John G the latter fell, throwing
Harry Smith and his cart over
tho horse against a past in the
infield breaking Mr. Smith's
collar bone. It was a very pretty
race, each horse having a heat to
his credit and Harry had the little
horse right on his toes going full
speed. They lind just finished
tho first half mile in 1:10 and
had gone almost as even as a
double team. Harry had the
pole and was anxious to maintain
his position against tho faster
horse nround the turn but just
after passing under the wire John
G hobbled and ho tried to hold
the horso to his gait but tho
hopple interfered with the result
that ho fell flat.
There is a slight raise in the
track at that point that also help
ed in the plan of giving those in
the grand stand the worth of their
money. Mr. Johnson drove Bill
Ilnnlcy on tho full mile finishing
This was the second timo in the
same race that the track record
had been lowered The second
( heat of the race was won by John
,G in 2:24. Bill Hanley is faster
man tne nine norso out ne nas
to keep right at it to win from
him. One mistake in the mile
always costs him tho race when
competing with John G.
Harry caught his fallen horso
and assisted in getting him loose
from tho cart before anyone knew
he was hurt. Ho came up town
and was fixed up later but seem
ed more concerned about his
horse than himself.
Tho saddle horso race was half
mile with three entries and creat
ed much fun, Willie Smith finish
ed first on "Dutch" but his
younger brother Frank was given
tho race by the judges on account
of the first horse interfering with
The three-eighth dash between
James Bunyard's brown horso
and a Quicksilver colt owned by
dies Mace and backed by Alex
Hanley was a close contest tho
colt winning. Buckland, who
rodo tho brown, claimed a foul
but the judges found no evidence
of it after an examination and
gave tho raco to tho colt.
J, E. Johnson and Harry Smith
left yesterday with Sidney
Wilkes, Hill Hanley and John G.
for Baker whero they arc entered
in tho fair week races. Thoy go
from Baker to Ontario to com
pcto for purses and will then re
turn hero for tho Harney county
fair. Mr, Johnson has develop
ed some very good campaigner,
much faster than was anticipat
ed nnd there will bo some racing
at our neighbor meets to kcop
him out of tho monoy.
PuooRKsaiVB Faiimes Feed
ground grain. W. A. Goodman
will steam roll or grind your grain
at your granary. See hint for
I'ENDLL'TON.SLNI'HDER lltli fo I6llt
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Excursion Fares on Special
Datesask your nearest agent.
Bronco busting, steer roping,
riding and racing wild horses,
Indian War Dances, Cow Boy and
Cow Girl races, relay horse and
pony races, Northwest Frontier
Parade, horseback tug of war,
horseback pistol shooting, etc.
(rncrnl I'umicnecr Auonl, Portland.
In thu County Court of tin- Kioto of On-
KOii for llit'iiry Count) .
In thu uuitlor of the hint will ami lentil-
11 fill timl uttitu of William Altnoiv,
Notiru In livrt'uy Riven 'lllt l' '""l
will niul IcHlniuunt of William Allium,
(U'Ccuiivil, hint boon iltily mlinlltoi! to
pro' n tn liy tlic iibovtt ciilllli'il court, niul
tho uiitlrl);mii iininiil in until i ill n
uxcriitorit Iiiivii liS'Pii iluly niolitnl hh
mioli, nit ill njH-iir from tho ruconlH of
Miiiil court;
All perfoiiH haiiiK t'tniiiiH Huniiint mid
ustAto aro lictrby rtinlreil to nrwiit
thuin, with (ho projirr vouclitw, within
kIx inoutliH of iho (Into of this notici, to
thn niilorfti);iH'(lnxMitrf, or cither uno
of the iti , at their plni'o of rrpltli'iiro ('far
Prottpoy, Oregon, or at tho olllcoof O.
A. Ili'inhn! I, their attorney, at lliirni.
Uatuil &t IturiiH, Oregon, tills lili ilay
of Ant-nut 1UI1.
A1.11r.1fr Alrvm
W11.1.111.I. Al.T.sciv
Wo the le;nl volern of Denlo precinct
Harney County, Stato of Dremi respect
fully iiitt tho Hon. County emirl ot llnr
ni'V County Oiron to (.'runt a petition to
C. W. Cnlton.t Co. to mil Spiritoiie Malt
niul Vlnuiu I.iipiom In )ui qu.inlilieN
ono millon in Dotiio I'rei'iui't, Ihmn'B
Hnuch, Harney County, State of Oregon
for tho 1'erM ol Six Month, iih in duty
houiiil wo will over pray.
Namrn .Name.
J. N. Uowloy W. O (llenn
IVeil I,. Allen M.M. Donn
It. II. Vitkex T. llilTeniUifur
(leu 1.. MutUch Ailnm Ailiian
Not mnn lliill'mnn Cliaa. Huffman
.lainun A. Goodwin I'eto Cjjooine
Harrison (trovo Free Drove
I.. It. Stepper-oil II. W. McAllister
Ij, M. MoPkhnin Clyde MiCluru
II.J.Mnrtlu I.. Cilhim
Michael llarlo O. I.. MeKelvey
ltohert Dcau A. It. liochtn
.I..Snlrelni) Miku Memhira
Helastlnn Auauxiu Coo. Denny
CyrriB Nulmm lidw. J. Catlow
Ouuiaciilila McrmtiillH Kied II l.orunz
B. T. I'inil M tlalvln
Marlon Marklu A. II. Kuoa
John McLean V ll. Smith
Noticole heiehy t;lcn that u Satur
day thotlth day of Hepteintiur mil tho
uuilcritl;ncd willnpplyto tho llononihli
County Court of Harney County, Orotfon
for the I.lcoiifo mentioned in tho above
petition. C." W. Ciuton iV Co.
$1500 Reward!
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liramleil lnirie li bar uu Imtli ' I'lllier Jn.
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vvutt-il wlicn utiM.
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111-41 tmiit'tir.
W W . IIUOWN, I'Ki'. Ores-oil.
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w. T. I.IIS'llUt,
AlnmiKor nnd Sulcaniau
A. A. PI'.UKY,
Uf v A l I Alfl'i'lAtfn
I lUIllCSLCclU lUCtlLI,rll2 Secretary nmt Notary Public
UoprcnontH That Which UTmtuil nnd lltliahlo, nnd llnti'llo HuecoMsfully all Ports ol Heal ICntato llimlneaa. Wo aro
AKonla Tor tho ltollablo
Talk Your Itusil Kutnto Mnttorn Over With tin, Your UitslnoHS Will 1I Strictly ConlUleiitlal. Wo Know Our JIuhI-
HC89, Attend To Our lluiluesa and Want Your Itanlncaa.
Burns, Oregon.
Hardware and Crockery
Guns and Ammunition
of all kinds
Get our prices before buying:
rvS?vffS5vi ISySy55t--l
i u. m. Km. 1.1 jut 1 :m aui-s iu.
Four well equipped linos. 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.
I AKCII IE M'GOWAN, President and Manager
J Harney County Abstract Company
ii (incorporated) .
i modern ana tompieie aei 01 inaexes
An Abstract Copy of Every Instrument on Record in
Harney County.
N. A. DIBBLE, Propt.
Courteous treatment, rates reason
ableGive me a ca'l
A First Class Bar in Connection
B. Bushele, Proprietor
of all kinds
always ready
Your Patronage Solicited
Corner Mp and B Streets Locher Building
The Harney Valley Brewing Co.
Mnnufncturers ol
Family Trade Solicited Frec'Deilvery
T. E. JENKINSMana&er
'ggiraoffsoi jbt''
Rough and Dressed Lumber,
Rustic Flooring, Moulding,
Finishing Lumber.
Nearest Sawmill to 'Burns. Good Road.
Lumber Yard in Burns,
Go To The White
Front Livery Stable
'Phone to Me for Your Doctor Calls.
R. J. McKINNON, Jr., Proprietor.