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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 23, 1911)
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Inml, 4,034,061 acre yet vacant aubii'Ct
to entry under the public land iawn ol
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IJUUNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OKEGON, SEPTEMBER 23, iJJll
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J. HILL COMING
Builder to Attend the League
eeting and County Fair
ANAGEMENT DOING PART
rt Being Made to Secure Creditable Display
iducts and Livestock Needs Moral Support
Voperntion of Business Men and Farmers.
J. Hill carries out his
visiting Bums, Octo
Tho band can be secured for
each afternoon provided tho busi-
ijo Ruestof honor of "ess houses close. Tho boys are
an uusy aim wnnu some can koi
nway, others in business for
themselves cannot afford to closo
their places and play unless there
is a jrcnernl understanding
in in session there,
tte n measure of en-
aver aroused in that':
&re. Central Oregon ',
ntnnnir nil mminpsu hntim'S m
ipof President Louis 'do-se Thfa Is a mfttter which
the l,reat Northern, ;the bua;nesfl men should conaill.
Jay. and received the
nth highest honors.
lior has never pene-
Interior far, where it
that his master hand
; to work a trnnsfor-
3entral Oregon busi-
ptate that the entiro
iuld turn out to greet
buildrr, if ho travels
er. The Association provides as
entertaining a program each
afternoon as the means at its
disposal justifies, and as this de
pends entirely upon the number
who come in the gate and pay it
means much to this feature of
tho fair whether tho business in
terests of Bums co-operate or
not The Association has not
te first week of Octo-1 for any contribution3 to
lapman, secretary of
Hill, stating that he
aer plan to be at Burns
following which they
ttoPrineville and then
Bt directly, returning
assist this year, assuming all re
sponsibility for its Biiccess, be
sides making extensive improve
ments. Tho people of Burns and
other enterprising men of this
section are called upon to finance
the Commercial Club and assist
in entertaining big delegations of
fli.qrino-titariwl mmi from nufaifln
following month for a nd tho Fair A8sociation believes
iNortnwesiemuasiwiththe moral supportof locai
imtrintic r.ifJzons it win nrnviric
on Development Lea-, :, nor;on tavmrA nrlvortisinir
tho resources of Harney county
and assist materially in bringing
about such changes and develop
ment as all are striving for.
Our people should realize that
the coming league meeting and
fair arc to bo big factors in
shaping future prosperity and
activity in the Harney country
and be prepared to do their part
at the right time. Bums and
Harney county must make good
that week. Let all do their ut
most and nothing will be left to
regret when our visitors shall
lard, to get Mr, Hill to
isit during the recent
invention, but failed.
tiat the veteran of tho
aental railway world
stern Oregon at this
i he did not respond to
f the entire state, is
any meanings, all of
I to the effect that tho
yet plan some heavy
an in the Central Ure-
hley left last week for
to work with C. C.
manager of the Port-
nercial Club, in arrang-
Jie Dig Development
bo held here fair week.
wing telegram was re-
Judge Miller, presi-
DEND WANTS OUR EXHIBIT.
A letter from J. E. Sawhill of
thft Hond Cammo.roAnl Chili nn-
he Burns Commercial , nounceB that the railroad will be
rst of the week:
coming to Burns be-
Btimatc both in number
-operation between Fair
An overflow for both
111 reasonable expecta-
nr Association is doing
sward securing exhibits
s having a program of
lent that will appeal
outside visitors. The
of exhibits is not as
lesired but the farmers
en appealed to and the
is are favorable to some
plays in the lino of pro-
"he Association had ex-
Blp from the Commercial
mmittee in gathering
luctsbut since tho com-!
is not been active a man
, put in the field to solicit.
irticularly desired to have
Ehibition of livestock and
to tho stockmen of tho
We have some of the)
bk in the entiro west and
Jtld be placed on exhibi-
the fair. Some liberal
is are offered in this de-
it and should bring in-a
If stock. Harney county
bo on dress parade during
considering tho number
wacter of outside men
completed to that point about
the middle of October and they
propose to fitingly celebrate the
event. One of the features of
this celebration will be a street
fair where the products of Cen
tral Oregon will bo exhibited.
Booths will be provided for
each section of tho district with
out cost and a prize of $50 is of
fered for the best general exhibit.
It has been suggested that pro
ducts as ate selected from tho
Harney county fair to bo sent out
for exhibition at the land shows
and the raihoads should be sent
out by way of Bend and placed
on exhibition there railroad day.
This could be done provided .their
celebration is not held too soon
after our fair.
This celebration will be largely
attended by outside people, spe
cial trains being run from Port
land and Seattle.
Mr. Sawhill states that Call
R. Gray of tho Oregon Trunk,
Wm McMurray of tho Deschutes
Railway, and Bill Hanley will
award tho prize.
W. G. Hodder has gone to the
railroad for freight.
A. R. Porter and W. It. Daw
son are in the Lawen neighbor-
nnmimr in una 11a
h.rmnr nro nanonlnlv ..... noou vf"CT0 V ,mve a COIIiruci.
in the line of making
Ibits tho best ever shown
ey county. Grange day
made a feature for tho
iand an nil day program
arranged which will bo
ing and entertaining.
speakers of note will
addresses ut tho fair
on that day and thoy
istructivo to tho farmer,
clearing and plowing u largo
tract of land.
Tho school thouHD lias recently
received two coats of paint in
side and out, a stono foundation
and tho yard graded. It helps
tho appearance very much, nnd
reflects credit to tho school board
for interest shown and to N.
Among thoso in Sunset who
havo mado improvements lately
nro N. Henney, addition to his
house; Ben Rodor nnd Henry
Blnck. same: M. J. Nash, two
neat rooms added to his homo.
Walter Hodder has moved hitf
house out to tho main road and
has a very cosy homo.
Mrs. Mnry V. Eggleston was
choson clerk of tho school board
Tho writer had occasion to vis
it many of tho Sunset homes last
week nnd view the crops grown.
Bert Porter, the Sunset potato
king, i3 Btill there with tho goods.
Fino patches of potatoes nro on
tho following ranches: Bert Por
tor, Frank Blackmer, M. J. Nash,
H. D. Black, RayBarron, W. R.
DawBon. Fine gardens were seen
at tho homes of Ben Roder, I. S.
Tyler, W. G. Hodder, A. Barron.
At the home of R. D. Stahl tho
writer had the pleasure of a feast
on watermelons. There wen
plenty of them of nice size, ripe
and good flavor. Mrs. Stahl said
tho vines had never been covered
nnd had water only once. Tho
nicest youhg orchard was at the
homeofxE. C. Eggleston. Good
crops of grain wore found at the
farms of Chas. Newell and Lu.
Koehnman. There are many
other good crops, but tho above
are thoso visited.
I, S. Tyler has 00 acres cleared,
plowed and ready to seed.
The feeling of unrest and dis
satisfaction that prevailed in Sun
set a few weeks ago has been
replaced by now hope and en.
thusinsm. This fall and next
spring will witness many Im
provements in farming in this
Virginia Valley Wipers.
School opened Sept. -1 in charge
of Mrs. R. II. Harris.
Eugene Harris started for the
railroad last week to make a trip
to his old homo in Iowa. He ex
pects to bo gone two or three
Wm. Dildine has been very
sick but is some better at pre
sent although his physician gives
him but little hope of over being
well again. Some serious trou
ble of tho heart.
Lumber hauling seems to be
the order of tho day now. Mr.
Reinarts went to tho mill this
week and Mr. Steel and Mr.
Cullen are going soon..
Nearly all tho men have re
turned from tho hay fields nnd
are working on their homesteads.
Arthur and Jim Bennett among
Nearly nil the neighbors have
their land ready to sow their
grain as soon as they can get tho
I. M. Davis wus over from
Drcwsey tho first of this week
arid brought the snd news that
J. P. Gearhart hod died r.t his
homo on Calamity creek early
Sunday morning from a compli
cation of diseases. The funeral
was held nt Drewsey, tho servic
es being conducted by tho Odd
Fellows, deceased having been a
member of tho order.
Jnmes Polk Genrhart was G(
years old last October, and had
long resided in this county whore
he enjoyed a wide acquaintance.
He is survived by a widow and
tho following children: James
W., Mrs. Cora Capps, John F.,
Bessie and Jesse.
BiihIiichh Side of Tanning.
Dean J. A. Bexcll of tho com
merce department of tho Oregon
Agricultural College has just is
sued a second edition of his book
on "Tho Business Side of Farm
ing,!' in responso to tho increas
ing demand for a more business
like management of farm pro
perties. Tho cost of production of crops,
household accounts, special n
cords and tho application of sin
glo and doublo entry bookkeep
ing to tho needs of tho farmers
are all discussed, with numerous
illustrations to mnko tho text
clearer. Tho frontispiece is a
cut showing an ideal desk for n
farmer containing a smnll fire
proof afo to contain his va'uablo
records, such as pedigreo certifi
cates of blooded stock, insurance
papers and similar things.
To Development League Meeting will
be Large and Representative
SOIL TESTS TO BE MAIN FEATURE
:inl Publicity Ever
Meeting' to be Most Beneficial Publicity Event Held in
Oregon, Says Writer in Portland Journal New
Experiment Stations to be Definitely Arranged for.
Railroad chiefs and develop
ment experts who will congre
gate next mouth at Burns, Har
ney county, says that tho con
vention of tho Oregon Develop
ment league to he held there
October 2-y, is to bo the most im
portant development congress
hold in Oregon history, says Mar
shall N. Dana in" the Journal.
AH Oregon will bo interested,
central Oregon in particular. The
Hill and Harriman railroad lines
as built into central Oregon will be
brought into trnfiic and transpor
tation agreement with the far
mers and business men.
The institutionof two agricul
tural experiment sUUions through
co-operntive efforts of the pro
perty owners, the railroads and
the Oregon Agricultural college,
will bo definitely arranged for.
Soil tests for every locality of
central Oregon and extending to
all other sections of tho state will
bo a most important outcome of
the session. People fresh from
tho east or other countries, go on
central Oregon land knowing not
at all what it will produce best,
guessing miserably concerning
the things they should plant, cul
tivating tho plnnt growth as thoy
did in other places under different
conditions, and then they com
plain and suffer because of failure.
All who come do not stay, be-
Tho principal delegation to the
convention will leave Portland
tho morning of Friday, Septem
ber 21). Phil S. Bates, chairman
of tho badgo committee, says
that the pennant will be but one
of several means to establish
positively tho identity of any
delegate from Portland. The
organization of the delegation is
in charge of C. C. Chapman,
manager of tho Commercial club
executive committee and James
J. Sayer, field manager of tho
Oregon Development league. A.
C. -Callan, of the Pacific Hard
ware &. Steel company, is chair
man of the committee on prepar
ation. Carl R. Gray, president
of the Hill lines in Oregon; Wil
liam McMurray and R. B Miller
of the Harriman lines in Oregon,
Fred W. Graham of tho Great
Ndrlhorn, are all preparing for
tho railroad part in tho big meet
ing. Tho start, on Friday, Septem
ber 20, is to bo made in order
that Portland at Redmond may
share in the joyous celebration
of the railroads to that point.
There will havo been other
meetings at Bend, Prinevfllc nnd
perhaps Madras, before all divi
sions of tho delegation (including
thoso from the Klamath falls ex
cursion who will leave Portland
for Burns Saturday, September
30) have joined forces and board-
cause thoy become discouraged, en auiomoones lor minis.
or because their capital isn't. There is1 no doubt whatever as'
to the qualities of tho reception
chough to support them until they
have learned by experience how
to make tho land produce.
A chemical test or analysis
would make all this record of
discouraging failure unnecessary.
In brief, concise terms it could
be stated whether the land
good for wheat or small crops or
fruit, what the land lacks that
might bo supplied in fertilizer or
by planting peas or beans.
Tho cutting up of the great
tracts of land in central Oregon,
tho change from cattle growing
to diversified farming, npd tho
renewing of land' worn by con
tinuous wheat growing will all bo
important matters of considera
tion at the Burns meeting, nnd it
is planned that tho results of this
consideration shall bo definite.
Perhaps more important than
nnything else will bo the adjust
ment of forces to bring produc
tive population in Oregon. Peo
ple, it is conceded, are tho state's
basic need. Tho equipment for
their convenience, comfort, work
and social interests arc nil inci
dental to tho pcoplo themselves,
to bo received by tho delegates
and all the others who will come
from tho towns and country of
central Oregon and southern'
i William Hanley, who has been
I" I fiiMninir l)ntno ntifl sniiin1 ff-
i MiiiiiiJtt inn nn tiiitt V.VU kt til viv'
gon and the reavme ranch for a
long while, is preparing to turn
tho whole country wide open for
the pleasure nnd benefit of tho
visitor. Tho Harney county fair
will bo in progress. There will
be some wild west mingling with
the various civilized comforts.
Not long ago Mr. Hanley was
in Portland. Ho modestly ad
mitted that, since it has come to
pass that no horse will try to
carry his weight he has become
an automobile cnthusinst. So in
stead of describing the timo ho
expects all to have in tho verna
cular of the horse and cow coun
try ho used thoslnngof the auto,
"We've been traveling on tho
first and second speed, now we're
going to shove tho whole country
'How cnu u bo mado sure that!
tho pcoplo who come into the
state will work tho land rather
than linger In the cities?
"How can itbo known whether
tho newcomers havo energy and
cxperienco enough to insure suc
cess in tho now country?"
These and many other ques
tions will be submitted for posi
tive, practical answers at tho im
portant Burns convention, be
cause this is regarded as i criti
cal timo in Oregon history when i
organized intelligence, organized
agencies may bring to pass in
Oregon more real development
in tlio next fivo years than has
been in tho preceding 50.
up to tho high,
we will bo
Will Add to Poultry Profit.
Behoving that Oregon farmers
can ndd materially to their poul
try profits by keeping tho birds
pastured a while on tho wnsto
grain of tho stubhlo fields, Prof.
James Dryden of tho Oregon
Agricultural collego has inaugu
rated nn interesting experiment
In a colony of ten white can
vas tents he has housed COO white
Plymouth Rocks, and will keep
them thoro six weeks, keeping
accurate record "of tho weights
and gains mado. Movable fences
are used, and the tents nro on
frames at tho bottom, on runners,
so that they can bo moved readily
as soon as tho chickens clean up
tho waste grain on one part of
tho field and need now foraging
"Tho point is to determine
how much poultry flesh wo can
mnko from tho waste grain on a
given area with a given number
of birds in any certain space of
timo, at the least expense," said
Prof. Dryden, discussing tho ex
periment. "In going through
the Portland markets I was
struck with tho poor quality of
the chickens sent in there by the
farmers of the stale. Thoy were
so largely bono, with very little
meat on them. I believe that
they could be kept a little longer
to good advantage financially, if
tho farmers would put them out
on the stubhlo fields, where there
nre ulways quantities of waste
grain to be picked up. I am
sure there could be added u pound
or two npiece to the weight of
each bird, in good solid flesh,
bringing a better price, and that
with almost no financial outlay.
Wo are feeding nothing but a little
animal food beef scraps from
the slaughter houses and this
would not be necessary if there
were grasshoppers and other
bugs in the fields."
Till! COW HORSE.
One of tho strongest and most
spontaneous outbursts of ap
plause at the Round-Up yester
day afternoon came forth in ap
preciation of tho good work of a
sturdy, sensible little cow pony.
It was in the steer roping con
test. Tho first contestant made
a splendid throw and downed his
steer. But after the rider had
dismpuntcd nnd he was rushing
to the fallen animal, the steer
arose and mado a break. It was
then the little pony did his part.
By bracing himself for the shock,
ho took the steer off his feet and
tumbled him down nt tho feet of
tho buckaroo who was thereby
enabled to win tho event and the
The cow puncher's horso is a
good friend and when he has
sense as well as go and ginger,
he is a jewel. It is no wonder
the range rider likes his horso
and that according to his code of
morals horse stealing is a crime
next akin to murder. East Ore-gonian.
Hon. and Mrs. Will R. King
and family were hero several
days tho irast week visiting nt
tho E. A. Frazor home. They
came from The Dalles by way of
Burns nnd Vale by auto, and had
a delightful overland trip. Judge
King sold his auto while here, or
rather, exchanged it for a 20-acre
tract of land not far from Nyssa
formerly owned by N. J. Minton.
Mr. Minton now drives the auto,
and' each party to the transac
tion thinks ho made n fortunate
deal. Ontario Optimist.
Pastuki: -Seven miles from
Burns. Both horses and cattle.
$2 per month. - Mrs. E. E. Owsley.
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