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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1911)
Zc (Ureal Unrticu Cotnilru
Cuuirs an nrcn of (1,428,800 ariea of
land, 4,II3l,li61 hubs yet vacant eulect
to entry under tliu itibllc land lawn of
the Unltl StHlH.
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lit) lAnulvortUliik' tni'iliiiiiiH in HkhIomi
BURNS, IIAKNEY COUNTY, OKKCON, DKCKMUKU JO, jWI
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tracto0fire Assembling Material
and Outfits in Malheur Canyon
HARNEY COUNTY NEXT YEAR
1 CongtrHctUmonipany ih Said to Have ConlractH
for 176 MiJmW Roadbed on IOa.st and West liar-
rlnmn LineiBuHdiiifr to Tlifo Place 10(10 Laborers.
do and published in
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ai. it conilrms the state- own. uvpn if mil. muv i.nt ;.. .1;
latest railroadjiwva or in- quickly reached and opened by
atthoHmeMB written 'the traiiiH from Vale, on llmOnu
datol gon Short Line.
the! Hums will at last come inlo iia
i appearing Iti'tJKk hiHt issue reet connection with the railroad.
3 TlmeHenftjInd hIiuwb "Hill" Ilanley will be able to see
onstrucllon of thoenst and from the hills of hi.s wide ranch,
inoromValaitpBuriiH in the fur-off smoke of the locomo
ly under way. From the tive tliat hauls the long train!) of
'f this dispatch It Is evident cattle cars, bound either for the
no work will bo crushed to I'ortland stockyards, or for dis
ointand wo may' expect to' tant Chicago or Kahsa.s City,
rains running into Harney More than this, the pioneers of
next year, xno Journal Silver Luke the advance guard
of honi'-'stead settlement that
founded homes and dug wells and
wiped the false name of the Ore
gon desert from the early maps
these two will be justified in a
late reward for their courage and
persistence. The new road must
pass within hailing distance of
CENTRAL OREGON RICH
SETTLEMENT IS GREATEST NEED
! Methods of Cultivation Also Shown to He Important
Factor in Development of Vast Area Which Now
Awaits Homeseeker and Soon to Have Railroads
ddent E. 0. Wattis of the
Construction company ar
in Vale yesterday from Og
ccompanied sbya number
contractors, who will bid
lions of the 17C miles of
ogon & Eastern railroad, i
u lias been let to the Utah their settlement.
uction company.; The party, The oft told tales of minerals
wn in the afternoon for the, of salt and borax, nitrate of
ur canyon, where they will i soda, bestrewing the wastes
ver the right of wny. whence the salt waters of a dried
s probable that the men , ,,Hca subsided in the dim past
:o as far as tho Harney I ta,.S(. ,,.., wm 1)L, verified or
y, as the first contract olse heard no more. For with the
in that much tf the line, railroad will com.. Ih.. mirvuvni-
ant Engineer, OAS. Osborn,
ly engineer for the Me.si
vemment, arrived yestcr
id went out tq'confer with
lirco surveying engineers
)g in tho canyon. Hngi
isborn will have charge of
jnstruction of; tho new
Oregon line. Another as
- engineer in town is ti. II.
rlandof Salt Lake City,
is charge of final details
ral change arci proposed,
aderstood that "a cutolf is
iplated from tho Oregon
Lino near Nysaa to leach
uth of tho Malheur canyon
h this city. Two carloads
d supplies for the Utah
uction company arrived
this morning and several
of constructional! tfit.s are
cd yithln a dny or two,
tying already been ordered
ire from headquarters at
, and' others arc being got
gother at Richfield and
no, Idaho, and other points
the contractors have been
b-contractor has given out
formation that '1000 men
scattered along the lino
a few weeks? The Ore
Eastern extension from
ill connect with the Dos
lino at Oiloll) say engi
rt charge ofconstruction
thirty yearsit has been
mod that the best highway,
I in, for the groat basin of
I Oregon is'throiigh the
of the Malheur. At last
vs spoken and decreed that
1 that natural gateway
shall run.'Vgays the Ore
irnal. v '
Wing waatward the valley
:reek gap',' Mhb wide llar
lley, that great stretch of
'only surpassed in Oregon
WillamatWValloy in size
tillty, will bo easily and
the geologist, and the analyst,
whose duty it will be to develop
the long stored wealth if there
it is found - when its discovery
means carloads on carloads of
trallic for the road.
Willi the railroad will come
trading points and towns, for the
climate is indeed genial and
healthy when contrasted with the
Canadian prairies now being de
luged with a Hood of settlement.
No railroad building in Oregon
for many years has so rich a pros
pect as that which will run eas
and west through the heart of
All this will be realized if their
be performance of the promises
made bv .bulge Lovelt. -Lake-view
Eyes of Eastern people have
been fixed on Oregon during the
past two weeks. Tho (lovernors'
Special, carrying an exhibit of
state products have been visiting
the principal cities of the coun
try and has attracted great at
tention everywhere. Oregon has
been favored with more interest
than any other state, judging
from the great number of inqui
ries asked of those on boaid.
At the Chicago Laud Show, too,
this statu has played a prominent
part. Oregon Day, December 7,
was marked by a very large at
tendance of interested people
who were eager to learn more of
Oregon. AtSt. Paul's Land Show
which opens week this for 1 1 days,
Oregon will also be represented
by delegates and an exhibit.
These big features will do much
to point laud hungry people to
this state, where agricultural op
portunity awaits them.
A Northwest dairy stock ex
hibit has been suggested in con
nection with tho annual state
dairy convention. It is planned
to bring prize animals hero for
display and tho management of
tho Portland Union Stock Yards
has olTered the use of the barns,
show ring and pens for exhibi
tion purposes. His thought sucli
a show could be made of interest
to tho dairymen of Washington, '
Idaho and Northern California. I
cheat advances in road build- President Carl Gray Declares Future
ing throughout this stale are -, n cim 1 r
shown by figures of county, GrUllUry Of b title IS III III teiOV
judges, in 100.r Oregon had !M5,-I
000 miles of roads and spent I
$800,000 in repairs and construc
tion. In 1010, with I0,000 miles
of roads, $2,000,000 was spent.
A lino country place on the
bank of Crooked Rivor, Crook
County, costing $f0,000, is prom
ised by Henry MeCall, the son-in-law
of Thomas V. Lawson, of
Boston. Mr. McCall has bought
'100 acres and will make a beau
tiful homo of it. This is one re
sult of the visit of Mr. Lawson
to Oregon last summer.
Trains will probably be run
ning to Lakeview by late Win
ter or early Spring, as rail con
nection has been completed with
that city from AI turns, Modoc
County, California. A wonder
fully rich country will be opened
up right away.
Thai Oregon Creamerymen
need not take second place in the
manufacture of dairy products
was stated on undoubted author
ity at the recent convention of
butter and cheese makers in
Portland. Prof. John Sollie, of
Albert Lea, Minn., chief judge
of the exhibits, said he was sur
prised at the high quality of
cheese add butter he found here.
He said the butter shown would
rank with any he has judged in
New York and Eastern states.
Predictions that Central Ore
gon is destined to become the
granary of Oregon were made by
Carl It. Cray, president of the
North Bank, Oregon Trunk, and
other Hill roads, in bis recent ad
dress before the State Thresher
men's Association at Salem. Mr.
within this category within the
next few years.
"I am assured by agricultural
experts that all ol tins land is
susceptible of cultivation, tho re
turns being unquestionable
where intelligent and correct
methods are followed. When one
applies these figures and appro-
Cray presented some interesting 1 dates their potential force it is
futures illuslratinir the present staggering, but it is nol going to
state of development- or lack of I"'1' l1 ', nor without effort,
development- in interior Oregon j "Down South a negro was con
...wi t.,1,1 .,.1.., ii .....I ...;n i, ivicted of murder and sentenced
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WHMWf .? .? i-.T t? .? f .N,.'S
Ny UMcd Next Dmir North of lliu I'mirh Hotel
w m urns lini; of ciikistmas coniiTciions JnuVoxI's
lx4Kl Nut, Dates, Candies Nome Made
onrhound, Candy Hoxes half to three pounds
our Christmas Patronage Solicited.
NO MOM: MUD AM) MUSI.
The most important problem
facing the road building' today
is that of alleviating the dust
and mud nuicances. For this
reason special attention will be
given to experiments with as
phalts, tars, oils and salts, at the
special short course in highway
construction at the Oregon Agri
cultural College January "-February
.'1. These methods will be
discussed and compared both as
to cost and efficiency.
The use of the split log drag,
the road grader, and other equip
ments necessary for bo, h earth
and hard surface roads will be
explained, the system of organi
zation and administration in other
states will bo discussed and com
pared, and a special, careful study
will be made of those best adap
ted to conditions in Oregon.
cr load (ii: sii:i:ks ran 0. a. c.
The value of shorts and mid
dlings as a supplement to ground
wheat in feeding pigs for fat
tning is the subject of an experi
ment now being conducted by
Prof. E. L. Potter of the animal
husbandry department of the
Oregon Agricultural College.
Eastern Oregon is becoming
greatly interested in hog raising,
and as shorts and middlings are
the most available supplement
ary feed for the wheat growers,
the experiment will be of special
value to that part of tho state.
Other tests made by the college
prove that wheat alone is not the
best feed for fattening purposes,
and thus if some good supple
ment easily secured by eastern
Oregon farmers is found it will
do much to further the swine in
dustry of that part of the stale.
The comparative value of
scrubs and well bred pigs for
fattening purposes is to be de
termined in another test on the
experiment larm for which a
herd of ,'!() pigs have been set
Since February daily iccords
of all the feed given the swine
come one of the wealthiest areas
in the entire country.
"It is altogether probable that
the intimate relation of the rail
road I have the honor to repre
sent with the hitherto practically
unknown great central area of
this state is the reason 1 have
been asked to address you and
particularly the reason for the
subject which has been assigned
"There is nothing new or p
perimental in the country lying
wesl of the Cascades. Tho three
great valleys have been success
fully cultivated for generations
and there should be no question
in the mind of any one as to the
greatness and extent of their fu
"I find very few people; how
ever, who know much about the
district which is now familiarly
called Central Oregon. To be
exact it is the vast territory ly
ing east of tho Cascade Range,
and extending from the Colum
bia River to California, contain
ing five counties - Sherman,
Wasco, Crook, Lake and Harnej
with a population of 38,(!10.
"These five counties have
about four times tho area of
Maryland, with one-thirtieth its
population. They aveiitge one
and one-third person to the
square mile; they have more than
one-half the area of Iowa and
less than one-sixtieth its nonula-
;,,,. (1,,,,. 1, ...... tor. .,.....,.,.. .... 'its
iiun, nit-j nuti; ',u. llli:jlv;i IVI -
son -Iowa has 10. In Crook,
Harney and like counties the
average population isseven-tentlr
of a person per square mile; in
Crook county one and one-fifth
"Nevertheless, material ad
to death. The judge said to him:
'The sentence of this court is
that you bo confined in the county
jail until the twenty-second day
of August, and on that date you
be taken to the place of execu
tion and there hanged by the
neck until you are dead, and may
God have mercy on your soul.'
The thing seemed to sink rather
slowly into the negro's full con
sciousness; ho shifted around
first on one foot then on the other
and fin illy addressing the court
in a pleading manner, said:
" 'Say jedge, you don't mean
this hero comin' August does
"Neither do 1 mean 'this coin
ing August' or this coming year.
Central Oregon presents man's
sized problems. It is practically
without agricultural history or
precedent. The vast acres are
there: varying climatic conditions
must bo reckoned with; all the
problems proper seed . soil anal
ysis, utilization of moisture, cor
rect rotation, are to be met with
"The crying need of tho coun
try is naturally for people, but
the greater need is for people of
the right sort and to see that they
are started right. A sufficient
sum of money has been raised by
contributions, from the railroads,
business interests of Portland
and in Crook county, to establish
and maintain for two years, or
until the Legislature can assume
proper responsibilities, two
experiment stations in that
county one to teach dry and the
other irrigated farming.
"While at least two experi
mental farms will be maintained,
wo expect the best results to flow
advise the farmers.
"It seems to me to bo entirely
reasonable to say that Central
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Oregon can be made the granary Va canbeaubirrigat.
of the state, but to do this it must ,, ,nn m f.,f ,,
bo pt-opled and they must be ed- hoURO (ccp wcl, .;nd otherwise morc- Ho sought for a quicker
A Des Moines man had an at
tack of muscular rheumatism in
land in,n'3 snouiuer. a incnu auvtsea
him to go to Hot Springs. That
rrnl meant an expense 01 iou or
improved. Prices made tosuit in- arm cneaper way tocurcitnna
tending settlers. No speculators l,ounu u ln Chamberlain s Lini-
; ment. xnree uays alter the hrst
application of this liniment he
ror sale by all deal-
need apply. Inquire at this office.
Always ready for job printing.
I was well,
ucaieu ami assisted, it is not a
universal condition, but so fre
quently is it the case as to attain
unpleasant prominence, that
lands are held at too high a
price. This will nol be a con
tinuing condition, however, and
will largely rc-ulale itself; but i t
does have its adverse effecl at
the present and does tend to i
postpone settlement. j
"Tho question is one in' which !
all our interests are mutual. We '
unquestionably have the country, '
and we evidently have favorable)
conditions of soil and climate.
Itarely does a new country start
with so inviting a prospect. It is '
fair to say that tho railroads j
have done their share and are ,
now only awaiting an evidence '
of co-operation and progress to
advance even further into the in
terior than they are at present."
MEN I HAVE SKETCHED rnvniTinvs
HI . a rwm mi w t
Moiorixtit. isii.iiumer i)atcinni jnciii-ii.i i no eotuo.st; is open to all readers oi l tie rimes-Herald
I had been at the St. Louis l'lo" the age of twenty-one years excepting teachers of
Convention in 180G for several Ulruwing and professional artists.
days and when it was an absolute Cut out of the columns of The Times-Herald each week
certainty that the Root forces .Mr. Davenport's cartoon and make a free hand copy of it
would be thrown to Mckinley, , i .. , . , , ., , ., ,
.1,., ,.,;. t- . i on clean white letter or drawing paper either with pen or
thus ensuing his nomination I .. . t i i i
hurried of! to Canton, Ohio, with P",1C1-
a very dignified elderly compan-j Then mail the clipping and your copy together with
ion. Murat Halstead! As Mr. j your name, age and address to MANAGER, THE T1MES-
Halstead was the famous editor j II ERALD'S HOMER DAVENPORT DRAWING CONTEST
whose good stories and intimate. .;.., wet,k l COmmittee will pass upon the drawings
personal reminiscences had a do- ,,,, ,,,,.. .. , ,
. .ff,i , , , ! and make the awards.
hghtfully humorous turn I clung I .
very close to him on the train, I ' t,Ie Poii submitting the best drawing will be giv-
anxious not to miss anything ''" il handsome artist's proof of Mr. Davenport's sketch
that he was telling. Of course, printed on Japan paper and personally autographed by
there was one great theme of I thf. i-,.nt orrisf.
Join THE TIMES-HERALD'S HOMER DAVENPORT
now running weekly in The Times-Herald in
connection with Mr. Davenport's great series
HEN I HAVE SKETCHED
This week the subject of the sketch is Reed
gossip and that was as to tho
future of tne candidate-soon-to
be, whom we were enroute to
On the morning of our arrival
in Canton tho news of Mckin
ley's nomination was country
wide. Major Mckinley and Mu
rat Halstead had been friends
for many years so that on the
announcement of our arrival in
Thee autographed artists proofs are not for sale at
any price and will be highly treasured by those who are
fortunate as to receive them.
The educational value of this contest as an encourage
ment to the study of art and modern history cannot be
jyr .syt&fr.-f 3
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Canton the venerable editor and
myself were immediately sum-1
moned to appear at the Mckin-1
ey home. As we approached
his quiet unpretentious town res-'
Burns Flour Milling Co.
Makers of the-
'Famous Burns Flour'
CREnlO" BREAKFAST FOOD
Always for the development
of Central Oregon and Har
from intimate instruction given
, 1 l.,... .. 1 ,t,i thi) fnrmm linnli mc nuin mnn
wuii.i-mt.-iii. ii.i.f ul'uii muni', uvea i ' - v' "'" ' "" "" :,i,, ii, m:. . -..
without transportation facilities, i We feel a natural and pardon-1 ? c.f ? f ing on
which is evidenced by the single I all- pridoin havingacco.nplishedj1 h ' " ot .' old
fact that Crook Co. in 1001 Iku! ' this much, still it is but a drop in f10"1 ro?k? . that
i i.: . ...i.:.,i., 1 1. l,.i,.l;,t wli.m ..nmimnvi u.;,i, I were so prominent m the iurni-
uui uuu liiii-aiiiiiK muni, uiiiuii!" -- ........... ......
handled .00.000 bushels of grain, the necessities of the whole situ-1 iS.-l", C. M. KELLOGG STAGE CO.
while in 1900 there were fifteen :Uion.
which threshed more than 2,000
"Oregon is essentially nn agri-
times they are treasured as heir-'
looms handed down from dean
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i-uiuii.il i.iiu, ami wo nave ai i ,..,la l,,,,, ,,i..: i. r
it is estimated that one-third Corvallis a remarkable agricultu- 0f tlie man thaUvas to run for
?I. ' lt!S0.W!,i:C;,,!UKlr00k R,,1Mlk'K? vTl 'h ,PPrtwl the Presidency but I couldn't.
i.iNiiui.i,ui;,,iu;iinm ui .ij; 1 1-i aim i-uamuu iu t luiiu us opera- i,i
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I-IIHIIIV, uviiih n.Mi'H- in UilM.W.1 IIUII.-) 1,Y MHHII UllliUIJ NIUUOI1S
l,707.fi-'0 in Crook; one-fourth of throughout tho entire state, it
Harney county, 1,005,(510 acres it can be counted on to do more for
is estimated can bo cultivated.
Figures are not immodiatob
available for Sherman and Lake,
but it can be reasonably assumed '
that these t counties contain i
the commercial advancement of
the slate than any other agency.
"In Kuiopoan countriis agri
cultural education has received
far more attention than with us.
In Denmark, which is about the
5,000,000 acres of tillable land
"There are at the present time, size of Harney and Crook count-
and monthly records of their in- i the several segregations be- ios, there are more than fifty
dividual weights have been kept, tvvoon 75,000 and 800,000 acres agricultural colleges and schools,
aild this is a regular part of thojof land which can and will all be and the state provides almost in
experiment farm work, for the irrigated, ami there are easily every neighborhood its experts
purpose of gaining in time accu- 1.000.000 acres which will come to continually counsel with and
rate knowledge of the total cost' - :
oi production, uouanie results
are not expected until data for
some years can be compiled and
co-ordinated. Mar tags with
numbers are to be put on all of
the pigs to make identification
easier. The cost of fattening is
already fairly well known, but
tho cost of breeding and raising
them to the weaning point is as
yet a matter largely of specula
tion. Tho now farm bought last
Hummer makes it possimo to
iraiso hwiiiu unuer actual tarin
noticing the seeminglv
studied finish and warmth of
greeting that Mr. Mckinley
showed towards theediloi. They
greeted each other by their first
names, which sounded exceed
ingly agreeable to me as my ex
perience up to that moment had
been very limited with presiden
tial candidates. We sometimes
forgot that Presidents or men
approaching the presidency have
such simple things as first
(Continued on page !.)
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, Affent.
. X l-Ka -s&
AUCIIIG M'GOWAN, President and Manager
Harney County Abs tract Company
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