The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, December 30, 1911, Image 1

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Covers in nrcn i( 0,l28,b00 not nl
land, 4,C.14,0ul mrob yet ncnnt mihiet
to entry timlcr lliu public Inml lawn o(
tlio United Stnlen.
Wm MMMlranur of llnrnoy County
Jhw Mtiflanpat circulation ami ImoiiooI
kw Ww'fl5jiSSlliiK inmlliimn In Kcmlnni
NO 7.
iilivJy CJiJU
i of Engineers on Both Water
nd $Wtn Systems for City
iST ESTIMATE IS $80,635.00
k Dttlft Mikfl a Most Thorough Investigation
ReMmn4f'a Pumping riant System for
at'. mm gijfttelTnnk to Take Care of Sewage.
complete RM.MtlRfnc
t on tt poMiUlitica of
kg and wvyystcm
ty wm auliMttttd by
rinjr flrm-oKoopor
to tH cityjwHincil al
e mwtlnsr WwnoBdny.
. is xhutlve5nd ch
e onWrery ac
he gentlemen . hnvo
i great amountof data
luable and thrcport
oetfavoraUe eomment.
e Information ijatlieral
iat given It would
most eoowwwjyl and
I wurltK wtr bui
i th pumpifliyBtctn
ptic tank Mwssystctn
b the only pjracticnl
' that problem?
pump posHOHHCH over the deep
well pump is that in tlio former
all the working parte are of the
Hurface and easy of access, while
in the latter a great deal of the
machinery in down in the well
nnd must, he pulled up for in
spection nnd repairs.
"(d) With the pumping plant
east of and the stand pipe west
of the city a large portion of the
water for ordinary use will be
drawn direct from the pump and
during periods of maximum con
sumption the supply will come
from both pump and stand pipe.
This fact will increase the effi
ciency of the system materially
during big fires."
In reaching these conclusions
the report suys:
'It now remains to determine
. i-". I M .1 I 1
fMuubw gravity flup-1 which ol the nuovo sysiems is
tetr wouW rvb from 'the best for the city. If the in
C t!-FarkrlSrrinir,tercHton the difference in the
Garden creek, a (lis
3tween9 and 10 miles
turns. From measure
in during theaiinimum
initial cost betwen the gravity
and pumping systems is greater
than the maintenance of the
pumping plant, less the mainten
e sources it was found 'mice of the gravity system, then
wm sufficient water
Burn until itreachcs
on of 2,400, vThe total
coet of iftajalling this
,flxed tMB4i0..l0
leen bilm010.10
itna tiauttoii tujAl tirnon!
ItMCZ VftFIUTVU nwws out) -
button. TWe-Stimate
nclude the eeet'bf the
ghte on the Parker
d Curry Garden creek
rlghti of wayjfortho
o Burn. In their con
he engineer I recom
pumping system. This
!i be installed accord
r estimates4 at a total
3,446,00 with .east iron
ibutlngr system, pv $37,
ith tnaehine "banded
e pipe distribution,
commend linking the
he tower km! Wand the
s on the Hill toth'o west,
t prepoiytfmt has
iWerabWdtaMeion as
isablMty ef'eueJan ar
t, therefore'we quote
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,ve tentatively, located
pumping from wells is prefera
ble, provided the two supplies
are equally efficient. The distri
buting mains nnd stand pipe
would remain the same in the
consideration of either source of
supply. This difference would
be the cost of the intake nnd pipe
line. $-l7,r91.-l0. less the cost of
the pumping machinery, wells
nnd pump house, $G,-I07.00, or
$-U,18U0. Interest on this sum
at 7 per cent would amount to
$2,882.89 ner annum. While the
difference in maintaining the
gravity system, $600.00. and the
pumping plant, $170.00, thus
leaving a yearly saving to the
city of $1,470.00, thus leaving a
yearly saving to the city of $1,
112.89 in favor of the well supply.
"One quite largo item of ex
pense has been purposly omitted
in our estimate on tin; gravity
system,- that of the cost of the
water rights on the Parker spring
and Curry Garden Creek, and
the rights of way for pipe line.
We had two reasons for omitting
this item: First, the data would
for pumpingsjnlant on i)e difficult to obtain; and Second,
tndeastof the city for
injr reasens: jM
torn all thtkta we
. front personal etecrva
experienee, ofjpartics
n drilling weMs,wc be
) earns veuv. water
4 tapped whether the
located on thiTnat or on
because we deemed it unwise to
attempt to procure such data un
til the city was ready to purchase
the property. With this item
added the balance in favor of
pumping from wells would be
still greater.
"In view of the above facts,
wo recommend a water works
to the attention of the attorney
general's office from Hums where
the school district Bold a $2800
bond issue. Proceeds aro now in
the hands of tlio county treas
urer. Two members of the
Bchool board refuse to authorize
the transfer of tho money to the
clerk of the district. The clerk,
holding that he is the proper cus
todian of money belonging to tho
district, hns asked for an opinion.
Ho was informed that the clerk
was the proper custodian of the
school moneys from the slate and
county funds and special taxes
for running expenses, and that
the treasurer is the custodian of
funds from the sale of bonds and
for. tho payment of interest on
bonds and the redemption of the
( Portland Correspondent)
With the object of assisting
farmers along its lines, tho O-W.
R. &. N. Co. has appointed an
experienced agriculturist, creat
ing a new department. C. L.
Smith, a practical farmer has
been named for the position. He
will spend much of his time
among tho farmers served by the
railroad system, getting into close
touch with their needs and help
ing them solve their problems.
All officials of the road will co
operate to aid the farmers.
Oregon retail hardware and
implement dealers will meet in
Portland January 23-2G for the
annual convention. Trade prob
lems will be discussed and ideas
exchanged for mutual benefit.
About '100 merchants are ex
pected to attend.
Amateur breeders will be en
couraged to enter well bred ani
mals in the annual show of the
Northwest Angora Goat Associa
tion at l), January 3-5. At
tractive prizes are offered and
the exhibits promise to be the
best ever assembled in this state.
People of the whole Northwest
will bo interested.
A deep sea fishing industry
may soon be added to Oregon
activities. Owners of the estate
of the late R. D. Hume are likely
to carry forward the plans left
by Mr. Inline for placing into
service a fleet of fishing craft on
the banks off the southern Ore
gon coast for taking halibut and
other valuable food fish.
That the Pacific Northwest
need not take second place with
any other section of the country
in feeding nnd fattening live
stock is shown by the recent kill
ing of a 2100-pound steer at the
Portland stock yards that dressed
out 72. It per cent. So far as
known this is tho best percent
age ever shown any where. The
much boasted corn belt is sur
passed. The champion steer at
the recent National Livestock
Show in Chicago dressed GG.2
per cent.
Would Make Time of Residence on
Homesteads Three Years
Antiquated Public Land Law Discussed With President
And Department Officials by Western Governors
During Recent Eastern TourArouse More Interest
During tho recent tour of
Western Governors and while
they were in Washington, D. C,
the matter of the revision of the
public land lawa was discussed
with the President and depart
ment officials as well as congress
men. It was conceded that many
of the laws governing the public
lands were antiquated and that
such steps should be taken to
bring about such changes ns
present conditions required.
The following paragraph from
Washington gives some insight
as to a proposeu cnange inai
would benefit the homesteader.
Unless western senators and
representatives get together and
make a concerted effort to secure
favorable action on the Borah
three year homestead bill, now
pending in tho senate ccommittee J
on public lands, that neasure is
likely to lie dormant throughout
the session. The fact that Secre
tary of the Interior Fisher is not
willing to recommend a Btraight
out three-year homestead law,
has become a tremendous move
ment all over the nation. It is
young in years but has created a
great deal of enthusiasm. A
National association has been
formed for its promotion, so al
together we have a very bright
outlook for a great increase in
the number of play grounds dur
ing the coming year. Towns as
well as cities are taking this
great problem up, for they have
begun to realize that the children
are in need of better influences,
which they would obtain, and
also need to be protected against
the evil ones. The more pro
gressive commities see and un
derstand the need of these play
grounds, therefore they have
taken it up as part of the public
service to be rendered by town
or city government. A great
many question this movement
and ask why we need it. Joseph
Lee has answered this question
by comparing the child to a plant.
If tho plant does not have light
and air, it grows pale and dies,
The same thing is true of the
but will urge the adoption of a child, if he does not have the
bill for a five-year homestead, necessary air and exercise he will
out a program for chapel exer
cises which includes each mem
ber of the faculty, each senior
and the different classes who will
entertain the student body dur
ing the regular chapel period.
Miss Morrison of the senior class
was the first to appear. She set
a high standard and if the rest
of the Seniors and other classes
mean to keep it where she has
placed it they must do some good
woik which I am sure all are
capable of dome.
Tuesday, November the twenty
eighth, the three societies of the
Normal School gave a very plea
sant entertainment in the Gymn.
Games were played to begin with
and the evening's entertainment
concluded with dancing. All re
ported a very pleasant evening.
During the Thanksgiving holi
days Mr. Butler entertained the
faculty at his home. A very en
joyable evening was spent. This
with the class affairs of vacation
entertained both the faculty and
students who were not able to
go home for the holidays.
The faculty gave a reception
last Saturday night, for the stu
dents and people of Monmduth,
in the Chapel. A short program
was given in which several peo
ple represented the local adver
tisements. Afterwards came
the grand march and ended by
everybody playing games. Every
body enjoyed themselves very
The three societies of the
school, the Delphian, Vesper
tines and Normals have joined in
preparing the Christmas program
It will consist of a play. "A Trip
with Santa" and a Christmas
tree, which is the essential part
of every Christmas. All are an
ticipating a most enjoyable even
ing. By a Student.
M. H.
1 section, 610 acres, level un
improved sage brush land in
Harney Valley, can be subirrigat
ed. 1G0 acre tract, fenced, good
house deep well and otherwise
improved. Prices made to suit in
tending settlers. No speculators
need apply. Inquire at this office.
Always ready for job printing.
A Des Moines man had an at
tack of mugcular rheumatism in
his shoulder. A friend advised
him to go to Hot Springs. That
meant an expense of $150 or
more. He sought for a quicker
and cheaper way to cure it and
I found it in Chamberlain's Lini-
ment. Three days after the first
'application of this liniment ho
' was well. For sale by all dealers.
Drawing Contest
now running weekly in Tho Times-Herald in
connection with Mr. Davenport's great .series
men have mm
l. r A l- ... !ia rC 1lltllU
n"''"v'"' system ior inu tuy ui ...
i water womW Ihavo to ,irawing its supply from wells
.voukl not fee materially
and; with ' th?surfaco
(Continued on page 2.)
weukl not be
hided, te supply would
he wells
md, tkeretereJflcsB ox-
" bttatad nnttWflah mill
of itddtnVs&ditional bonds for the new public school
he city mwlwould bo' building in Burns has been a
4 t$m I matter of discussion among those
. m wall iwewn fact 'most interested for somo time
p ifl to
ftfajMsfitho ran-
t ol sfjsjation for
y the
nd oost of
vertical luViSJamouiil
pumped, Aarthcr ad-
vhleh toe ssillow well
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The proper custodian of the
.,,,.,. for the $28,000 school
this city and to get a legal opin
ion n letter was addressed to tho
attorney general. The following
from tho Sunday Journal gives
his nninion.
A question of interest has come
en-Passepger Cars
e Burns-Bend Auto Line
r rtrtf i
.... .1 ......lilllil BlflHIl.
jeiseetgri.,liilliiu lnrr. rmu lrm li.n.l lo I'uttUiltl,
MtolMMysi;0U. IK) mile, by uto.
tvt9 fffyffy -JiptB.i Headquarters Trench Hotel
H'op) Huh', lull, lliiuur luui'iipotl H)Im1U-Iu)
Colonel Watteson represents to
my mind the finest type of the
Southerner and the very finest
type of the editor. In fact ho is
the last loft of that fine old school
of editors that made the names
of so many of the early day news
papers so long to be remember
ed. Possibly no more brilliant
writer or speaker ever existed
than Patterson.
My first real acquaintance with
him began at the St, Louis
World's Fair in 1901, where we
were speakers beforo tho Nation
al Press Congress and tho accom
panying sketch was made while
the Colonel was delivering one of
tho most touching speeches I
over listened to. It was his
modest excuse, so to speak, to
his fellow-men of the press for
having accomplished so little in
his timo ns an editor. Tho Col
onel had told mo in tho morning
that he was not feeling well and
that his speech would bo very
short, not over fifteen minutes,
thus leaving mo moro timo possi
ble than tho audience would euro
to remain. But though tho Colo
ncl'a weakened voice handicapped
his efforts somowhat tho subject
matter as well as tho tenderness
and feeling with which his speech
was delivered made it a master
piece. As a rule there aro no more
with the privilege of living else-)
where than on the land during
the first two years, makes it nec
cessary for western men to act
together if they are to reduce the
homes. ead period. As a matter
of fact, western men in congress
are pretty well agreed that three
years' continuous residence is
nmple to require of any man who
undertakes to establish a home
on the public domain, especially
if he is required to cultivate his
land for three successive seasons.
However, there has been little
interest manifested in tho Borah
bill thus far, and unless the
people of the west bring pressure
to bear on their senators and re
presentatives, the Borah bill will
encounter rough sledding. The
fact of the matteJ is that if con
gress frames and passes a three
year homestead bill, carefully
drawn to guard against graft,
the President is quite likely to
sign it, nnd even the secretary of
the interior is likely to wave his
personal opinion. But this will
not come about unless tho west
arouses itself and arouses its
senators and representatives. If
tho west wants a three-year
homestead law, now is tho time
to get it.
The play ground movement is
tho outgrowth of social conditions
which were begun to meet the
needs for recreation of the child
ren in the larger cities. It has
been found that thousands of
children are suffering for the
want of fresh air and physical
exercise. The play ground move
ment is one of tho greatest social
uplifters and promoters of public
health of tho day. Tho condition i
of the children's health has made
the play ground an absolute nec
essity in the cities. Great sums
are being appropriated from the
public treasury. Solid blocks of
storied buildings are bought
which aro razed, the ground
cleared and made into play
grounds for the children. This
grow up stunted, ine uregon
Normal School is assisting tin's
great movement by .training the
future teachers in the play
ground work and as they go-out
they will be able to superintend
and direct the play of the pupils.
It was especially fitting that
the first number of the "Norm,"
the school paper, should be a
Thanksgiving one, for the stu
dents of the Oregon Normal
School are truly thankful for the
great opportunity offered them
to fit themselves to take their
places in the noblest of the prof
ession. The Slate Teachers' Associa
tion of Oregon is divided into
two parts, the Eastern and the
Western. The Eastern met in
Baker City during the Thanks
giving holidays. President
Ackerman, Miss Shearer and Mr.
Gentle were renresentatives of
the Oregon Normal School. They
reported the meeting a great suc
cess. The Western division will
meet in Portland during the
Christmas holidays and it is hoped
that both the students and in
structors of the Normal may be
in attendance.
Among the numerous clubs to
be formed at the Normal is the
"Entre Nous," for the Junior
nnd Senior girls, which meets
every two weeks on Saturday
afternoon. The study of Shake
speare has been taken up and
the girls all rej)ort it to be most
enjoyable and instructive.
We were agreeably entertained
This week the subject of the sketch is Wnttorson
Inquiries as to the proper
method of milking a fresh cow
have led E. R. Stockwell of the
dairy department of the Oregon
Agricultural College to make the
following statement regarding
the care of the cow after calving.
"Milking is generally consid
ered such a simple operation that
any common laborer is supposed
to be able to milk,1' says Mr.
Stockwell. "There is, however,
an immense difference in milkers.
One milker may be able to get
twenty per cent more milk than
"The milker should not be al
lowed to excite or worry the cow
by loud talking or abuse of any
kind. A cow should be milked
quietly and quickly. As she is
largely a creature of habit, spe
cial care should be taken to get
all thestrippings. The first milk
drawn may contain as little as
one per cent of fat, while the
last runs from six to ten per
"In milking, the whole hand
should be used, closing first that
part next to the udder. Then
the milk is forced past the sphinc
ter muscle by closing the re
mainder of the hand. The cow's
teats should always be dry when
milked. Wetting the teats is
not only a dirty, filthy habit, but
it also allows the teats to chap
and become sore in bad weather.
If there is difficulty in milking a
cow dry, a small amount of vasa
line mav be rubbed on the hands.
' if in lnnnfinii1 ti liit ilinn lnH'IM.
It 13 Ul.IIUIlt.Utl lit 111-1 tllllii ll'Ulll-
The contest is open to all readers of The Times-Herald
below the age of twenty-one years excepting teachers of
drawing and professional artists.
Cut out of the columns of The Times-Herald each week
Mr. Davenport's cartoon and make a free hand copy of it
on clean white letter or drawing paper either with pen or
Then mail the clipping and your copy together with
vour name, age and address to MANAGER, THE TIMES
Knelt week a committee will pass upon the drawings
and make the awards.
To the person submitting the best drawing will be giv
en a handsome artist's proof of Mr. Davenport's sketch
printed on .lapan paper and personally autographed by
the great artist.
Theso autographed artists proofs are not for sale at
any price aud will be highly treasured by those who are
bo 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
overestimated. . .
y.t yjarrvr-.-ri 'rAi-ifrrs
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Burns Flour Milling Co.
-Makers of the
'Famous Burns Flour3
Always for the development
of Central Oregon and Har
ney County.
Pour well equipped lines. Excellent facilities
for transportation of mail, express, passengors
Prairie City to Burns. Vale to Burns
Burns to Diamond Burns to Venator
E. B. WATERS, Ajent.
o Ctwr flnvo mrt ditrincv nnr rncril
Ik IVrtl Utl 1 l MVa wtattllfi vm i
int. i.lnl hv n talk ful. both in n sanitary way and ,
from Mr. Walker. He is the in its effect on the teats.
oldest white man born west of "The future of many a prom-
th Hmkv Mountains. He crave ising dairy cow has been ruined
us a sketch of his life, telling of by improper milking soon after
the early pioneer days and tho ' calving. Tho dairy cow has been
death of Dr. and Mrs. Whitman, abnormally developed to produce
Ho also gave an Indian song end- large quantities of milk; conse-,
ing with the war whoop which quently certain of her organs, l
had many times struck terror to such as tho nmnnnry glands, '
his heart when a child. have become greatly enlarged
President Ackerman has made (Continued on page 4.)
AltCHIE M'GOWAN, President and Manager
Harney County Abstract Company
Modern and Compete Set of Indexes
An AiMirnct Cnnv of Evcrv Instrument on Record
Copy of Every Instrument
Harney County.
V. T. l.USiEK,
Manager nnd Salesman,
A. A. ii:rv.
Secretary ml Notary Public
Homestead Locations
ltoi.rununtii That Which UTtatoJ iml IttlUlito. ami lUrnllo Hmwafully all orta ol Heal f.suuu
AkimiIh For tho HullaWu
Talk Your ltoal Kstate Matters Over With U. Your ll8lnea Will l Strictly CoiiflJentlal. Wo Ko Our IUihi-
ueae, Attnul To Our llualnosa and Want Your HimIuom
N. A. DIBBLE, Proot.
Courteous treatment, rates reason
ableGive me a ca'l
A First Cla Bar in Connection
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i (Continued on pago 4.)