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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1912)
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Iim tho lnrm'Bt circulation nml Inoiurol
lio bunt inlvortldliiK incillutiiH In Kniturn
1l (Great 3Hnrnu Co tin I ry
Camera an nrrn ol 0,428,B0O aciot ol
lutiil, 4, (i3 1,951 lured yet vacant aubjret
to entry under lliu public land laws of
the United HUM.
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 13, i!)12
Wolonist Record in
PAN Y IOWANS COMING TO STATE
ftVJHtt'rn Industrial and Immigration Agent of Great
Nortlicrn Rcccivch Encouraging Reports Irom the
Exhibit-Cur Leaders-Over (100 AbU About Oregon.
nlltix of colonists into Oregon
nnu too noiileinetuoi unoccupied
farm i in thu tttnte during tho re-
wucod one-way rate period next
(Spring will exceed nil records.
. ..1 t . i ... HiltlltXlIll Itlllllllllltilltll
nceuniiiiK iu iiuYHiitu iiiiuiiiiiiiioii
received hy Fred W. (irnham,
iW&toni industrial and immigra
tion auentfor the Great Northern
Railway, Maya the Oregonian.
HMr. (iruimmis keeping in close
iqucii wun me urcgun vxiiwii.
?ar which the Grent Northern
has on its Recoud annual tour of
tin. lOu'i! nml loams that the in-
Jierest among farmem of that
(portion of the country in Oregon
liffsuch that it will bring many
OHlhem to the state within the
present .year. In the last few
weeks the car toured Iowa, the
following being samples of re
ports oinnmeu i rum ouii-iiim in
K. V. Johnson, of Oelwcin, la.,
uninterested in Oregon and will
settle hero in the Spring. G. I'.
fflmum nml I., ft. Titus, farmers
living near the same city, will in-
vestigate Oregon. K. E. Sowle, I
of Dubuque, la., will settle in
At Clarksville, In., more than
600 persons visited tho car and
inquired about Oregon. Mnny
are llguring on coming here to
jSve.stigate. D. M. Uattin, of
Shell Rock, In.. wantH to settle
tf Contial Oregon and will visit
That section this year.
fl'rom Allison, In., John Jacobs,
Knnnegiesser and L. J. 1-tr-tou
will coino to Portland to seek
permanent locations elswhere in
tthe state. William Colby and A.
Hniley, farmers, living near I)u
Mont, la., will try to obtain farms
Ucar McMinnville, J. C. Rosen,
of Allison, In., has decided to
eomc to the state, but has not
Mlected his permanent location.
B "Oregon and Washington stand
iwell with the people," was the
report sent from Dumont, la. A
minister announced the coming
f tho Oregon car from his pul
pit at Rowan, In., and this in
'ereased tho attendance and
aroused additional interest. Geo
Ttw Mulliifan will como to the
'State from Swalednle, la., and C. I
VnrobH and W. II. Huttorlield
from Belmont, la.
J. H. Orr, of Eagle Grove, In.,
las eight aona who are eager to
date on farms in Oregon and
Hay como to this state in the
jl O. W. Emmons Ihib worked up
jjitcroat among farmers along
'Bio lino of the Chicago Great
Western Railway and will bring
A party of them to Oregon on an
inspection trip. Strong interest
in Central Oregon was reported
rom Lolirville, In. A pnrty con
sisting of flvo or six families will
$ome to thu state from Mallard,
E Similar reports come from every
Sjity that tho car has visited. Its
qchetlulo provedes for a tour of
jjllinom, Indiann, Ohio, Michigan,
Visconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and
Missouri, giving itHudlcient Htops
io keep it on tho road until the
middle of June.
Tho interior of the car is fitted
Avlth displnyu of Oregon products,
'I III! SMOKlHsr WAV
The Burns-Bend Auto Ljne
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THE COLLINS AUTO COMPANY
Hninnui.r. and rAims
Itxivvimriitatt in mlrrlvul Ilult6' m i tl trnlii nml moruliiif uttl
in arrlvum I'uilUiiilatt i"y m.,Iii lluu lorii'0r rule limn lielut l I'ortlitiiil,
Ml, Ilium to li.iul by ulo, I Jil W I Ml iiillra tlilu 1') utu
l'lrut-Cltt Service (luarnnteeil
II. ROIIU, Agent
Spring to Exceed
photographs of industrial scenes
in the state and printed matter
descriptive of the state. Litera
ture dealing with tho varied in
dustries of Oregon is distributed
freely. Particular oflbrla arc
made to reach the farmers. The
car, therefore, stops only at the
small towns and avoids the cities.
iA-'clures are given at nearly
every station, the attendance al
most invariably filling the hall.
Stereoplicon slides illustrate the
lectures of the Great Northern
orators. Iist year KW.000 per
sona passed through tho car and
20,500 heads of families register
ed, while M.'JTiO heaid the lec
tures. "More people, more dairymen,
more hog-raisers, more poultry
raisers, more fiuil-gtowers and
more farmers," is the slogan of
the Great Northocn's colonist
WIIV NOT TKY IT.
The recent rabbit drive over
between Harney and Cow Creek
resulted in the destruction of
some 1100 of the pests. Fred
Delisted killed IfiO rabbits in one
night and no doubt other far
mers are doing some good work
along the same line.
While these methods seem quite
etrective those who have experi
mented with poisoned hay say it
is still more satisfactory. The
Times-Herald would suggest this
means of destruction, at least
give it a thorough test and watch
results. This is ideal weather
for such work as the feed is cov
ered and rabbits will congiegate
around the hay yards. It would
not be expensive and with pro
per organization in the different
communities it would be practi
cally nothing to each fnrmer as
compared to the destruction
wrought by these pest during a
There's no use sitting around
complaining when it is possible
to help ourselves at' very little
expense. It is too late to ask
the county for aid for this win
ter as the next meeting of the
court is not until March, besides
it will not require any great out
lay of money to make a decided
"killing" according to those who
have tried tho poison. A little
hay so enclosed as to keep stock
from getting at it, properly
sprinkled with the solution of
poison, will rid a community of
large numbers of labbits. Why
not try itV The Times-Herald
will assist in the expense of giv
ing this a thorough test if the
farmers will arrange for a Cen
tral place to put tho hay and en
close it. This paper will also
print notices free of charge to
post in tho vicinity calling atten
tion to tho poisoned forage and
cautioning people to watch alter
their stock in order that thoy
may not be poisomd.
Tho Tonawama Stock Co. gave
ita first production at Tonawama
Theatre last Wednesday ovening
to a very appreciative audience.
HcuU(uartora Trench Motel
"All A Mistake," a three-act
comedy, was tho bill and kept
those present convulsed with
laughter from tho time thu cur
tain went up. The stage effects
were exceptionally fine and the
house was complimented upon its
thoroughness of stage equipment
and tho reputation established at
this production will bo a good
advertisement for future enter
tainments. Tho players came in for much
congratulations from their
friendsMrs. Kisk as "Aunt Cor
nelia" and Mr. Salisbury as
"Ferdy" making decided hita.
The amusing situations and gen
eral confusion caused by each
plnyer suspecting the other to be
crazy made the bill a very funny
one. Mrs. Goodlow had some
very difficult parts that she car
ried off with credit. C. A. Har
lan was the Country Gentle
man and Carl Welker as the
Young Lieutenant weie both
up to their usual form of playing.
U'o Chapin as the Irish Ser
vant Girl caused much merri
ment; Miss Swain, as always,
was up to high standard in her
part of the cast.
Oia Hill sang a solo and re
ceived a deserved and generous
The house was not filled by any
means.but the recent quarantine
and general sickness in the com
munity had lis ollVct. The
appreciation shown by those
present is indicative, that in the
fuluie the Tonawama btock Co.
will play to full houses.
The next play, billed for Jan
uary 2(5, is a comedy-drama in
four acta-"A Soldier's Sweet
heart." It is a fine drama with
some high class comedy that will
surely please. It is a pretty
love story with a good plot.
Some exceptionally good spec
ialities will be given between the
A telegram received by Mr.
Holland Wednesday morning
announced that Mrs. Holland
and her daughUr Gladys, Mrs.
Millar and E. E. Purington were
snow-bound in the Deschutes
Canyon. The party left here last
Saturday morning and reached
Rend at (5 o'clock the same even
and took tho train out the next
morning but did not reach the
Columbin. The train was stalled
two nights and finally returned
to Metolius where they were
staying at a hotel at the expense
of the Oregon Trunk. The mes
sage stated there was 0 feet of
snow and ! feet all along the Col
umbia. commi:Kciai. cum niters.
The annual meeting of the
Hums Commercial Club was held
at the court house last Tuesday
evening. The same olllcera were
Pui:sii)KNT Judge Win. Miller.
Vict: Pkksim:nt Hen Hrown.
Tiu:,simi:it Harney County Na
Exkcutivi: CoMMirri:i:-C. II.
Leonard, James J. Donegan
and Win. Fnrre.
Among tho changes made were
the discontinuance of the month
ly dues and reducing tho mem
bership fee to $1.00.
The executive committee was
requested to take steps toward
gottmg out somo descriptive
literature for the advertising of
It is hoped that tho club will be
kept active aa there will bo much
for such an organization to do
during the coming season.
LOOKS I.IKI! HILL MOVE
According to the Metolius
paper it would appear that tho
proposed branch lino Of railroad
from tho Deschutes to Prineville
will connect at Metolius and is
evidently a 1 1 ill inovo although
a Seattle firm is tho nominal
head. This is indicated by the
men who are actively nt work on
tho lino as apparently they aro
those closely connected with the
work on tho Deschutes road when
John F. Stevens was building it.
Tho information given iatothe
effect that construction work will
begin on the lino this Benson.
Nothing is said about extending
tho lino further than Prineville.
Fresh Candies at
Contractors Rushing Equipment and
Supplies into Canyon
ODD FELLOWS INSTALL OFFICERS
Local Lodge Has "Slag Luncheon" in Connection and
Enjoy Social Evening Public School Board Closes
With ContructorH for Handsome New Building.
There was a large exodus for
the Malheur canyon on last Tues
day from the local headquarters
of the Utah Construction Com
pany, -when large numbers of
horses, fresnoes, scrapers, and
laborers passed through the busi
ness section and on west to en
large the camps already placed
on the great scene of railroad act
Ten big freight teams
with provisions followed later
in the day.
The outfit of Tuesday was
bound for Camp No. 1 of the
. ... 11.
Utah Construction Company near
the mouth of the canyon, at mile
post 15 where a big cut is to be I
made. It is understood that,
there are at present nearly 100
men and 80 head of horses at
rVitnti Mn 1 ulwirn Mm nrnai.nl
work consists of the building of
wagon roads so that the heavy
machinery such as steam shovels,
donkey engines and dump carta
to be used in the big cut may be
placed in position
Camp No. 2, of the Utah Con-
struction Company, which is lo-
catcd at the eastern end of the
2500-foot tunnel near mile post
39 is busy making preparations
for the big undertaking. Camp
No. 3. will be located early next
week on the western end of the
big tunnel near Mile Post 40.
Outfits are now being made ready
to be lushed to that point.
The Wasatch Construction com-
SBBK.J.'nHLiMritfiA r l.b t i - av,S "'!''
New Public School Huilding to he Erected in Rums This Year From Architect's Perspective.
This modern building is to be completed by September 1. It will bo S3 feet wide by 112
deep, two stories and basement. The latter ofstone, the superstructure of brick trimmed in
pink stone. The building will contain eight class rooms, a principal's room, besides a gymnas
ium 40x70. an auditorium of samo dimensions. A modern steam heating plant will be installed.
pany also have a camp at Mile
Post 30, but thus far, none of tho
camps have been doing neavy
work, their efforts being mainly
given up to the preliminaries for
actual rush orders of construc
tion work of tho 153 miles of
heavy grading from this city'to
Twenty-four big freighting
outfits are kept busy hauling sup
plies all tho time between this
city and the different camps lo
cated in tho canyon. Enterprise
ODD HCL1.0WS INSTALL
The newly elected officers of
Hnrney, Lodge No. 77, I. 0, O.
of Ifatnty County
Wori-iroituit Unit ulili'li in rented
Mini a ol Iteal llnUto nmtlera Wilto
olhor lo!l Wiul Wt.rvom.Uy uml ipilckly . VI'. WANT YOUH
rilir. INrU'KANCIt Hl'SINKSSi wo ri'.u'ont two n( tho dtrongost
rmiiiiiilug Iu Aiuorlctt Till: AICTNA A II.VUTfOltl) CO'S
Lint your property with uu, (or Buloor trudo. INVKSl'lOATK OUH
I1U81NK8M MCTIIODH AND PAST 8UCCHHS Yon tiu.t im, wo
tnmt yon, Auk our Clients. Call uml too im
F. were installed last Saturday
evening by Deputy Grand Master,
I3r. J. W. Cimrv. Archie Mr.finw -
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an, P. G. acting as marsha . The
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officers installed were: Arther
Horlon, N. G.;R. F. Siler, V. G,;
T. S. Sprague, Secy. : Hyron Ter-
rill, Fin. secy.; H. M. Horton,
Tieas; James Smith, Warden;
Wm. Gould, conductor; A. Dunn,
n,,it.;,i, c!m.,,i;.,. i w (.,..,.
A xt ' , .',' '. ,' , '
in. o. ii. u ; i. iv. iiiciiuruHuii,
L. S. N. G.; Fred Clingan, R. S.
iV. G.; Vic Gibson. L. S. V. G.;
iC. W. liolloman, Chaplin; Hubert
fm,J,h "' S ?,.'.F!"nJi W(iseman;
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A ne luncheon of coffee, sand-
w;,ches' ",ck,P8', rsa.ad'.cakf?' p.lc'
l'c', d following the in -
'..'. . . ' .
it was uu CAteiuiuu.
lZ wS"a? wderved
,'0 t'L S.U v: fe
therin of lhe membership.
0e of , KirticuIar fcatures of
t)e IlIIldieon were two cakes
which E. P. Sylvester took credit
for ,nakinK He,s a cook that
. -,;,.. iu ,,., fi.i,.;mr
this leap year if the ladies have
J'J t0 8am"le a"y f his,thinkin that dairying may be
SCII00L HOUSE CONTRACT.
The school board has closed a
contract with Messrs. Bayles &
McDonald for the new $30,000
public school building and every
thing is in readiness for the be
ginning of work as soon as wea
ther conditions will permit. The
contract calls for its completion
Sept. 1. The original plan for
heating was changed from hot
ail' to steam. Wo understand
the same firm will complete the
The plans and specifications
submitted by Aic'hitect Elliott
for bids called for moro or less
outside material including eastern
lath and local contractors so fig
ured when making calculations
on bids and found it impossible
to como within tho estimate.
This, wo are informed by Mr.
Empire Realty Company
T. I l.srCH, Munatpr
nml rilliiliU Wo luuullo
jmir liuul HIIiik puixrn or
Sizernore, has been changed and
local material will be used. Such
change makes a material differ
ence in the building and had
others been given the privilege
would have submitted bids Mr.
Elliott may have acted with good
intentions but it nevertheless
looks like local contractors were
not given a fair chance. How
ever, the school board has a good
bond and the building will no
doubt be well constructed and
satisfactory before being accepted.
TWO CATTLE TENDENCIES
Some interesting figures on the
cattle business have been work
ed out recently, showing that in
1910 there was not only a decrease
in the actual number of beef
cattle but that this country pos-
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ifeesseu lower dairy cows per
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capita than on any decennial
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Li'iiaua jtui uiitn iu ioiu, iiiiu
we probably miss some enlight
enment by not having figures on
the other nine years of each de
cade, the figures may safely be
taken in a general way, as indi
cating two things. In the first
place the average production per
cow must be on the increase, for
the per capita consumption of
butter is larger than it was ten
, and twenty years ago. In the
; second place there appears to be
Iiule imme(jjate Uanger 0f the
times predicted overdoinff
of dairying for a while. The
, number of da, . the
, , i,Mt!n(,
, -tendlly for ten years, it is true.
b.ut !he total Increase in that
time is only about 20 per cent.
Meanwhile there has been a de
crease of about seven per cent in
all other cattle. These figures
may mean that the next decade
holds slightly more profit for beef
cattle than for dairy cattle, but
certainly there is no cause for
over done, where right practices
are in vogue.
In 1870 each dairy cow was
sunDOsed to nroduce milk, butter
and crcam for 3,8 pe0ple; in 18S0
for 4 people; in 1890, for 3.9 peo- j
pie; in 1900. for 4.5 people, and
for 5.1 people. Ex-
The sparring match at the
. Orpheum Wednesday evening
I will be a good clean exhibition of
sparring and laities as well as
gentlemen are invited to attend, i
Roth fellows have had considera- j
ble experience in the Ring and a
real treat is promised to all who
attend. Jack Belmont is a mem
ber of the Ronton Athletic Club I
'of Seattle, and has fought such
men as Danny O'Brien, Jack
Novak and battleship Keese. '
3000 feet of extia good pieturer '
in addition. '
Wo do job printin - right kind.
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KOH I11AHK -ItOacrra ol lino fur iul Auv Uml.or
over ?t0C0,0COt, creek uJ jooJ ronJ t ti routs tt UuJ
Iu the Kft Notllieru I1UU0 IliuUir toll Will luila
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FOR SALE RY OWNER.
1 section, 640 acres, level un
improved sage brush land in
Harney Valley, canbesubirrigat
ed. 160 acre tract, fenced, good
house deep well and otherwise
improved. Prices made tosuit in
tending settlers. No speculator.!
need apply. Inquire at this office.
Always ready for job printing.
Join THE TIMES-HERALD'S HOMER DAVENPOKT
now running weekly in The Times-Herald in
connection with Mr. Davenport's great series
MEN I ME SKETCHED
Thi.s week the subject of the sketch is Croker
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
your name, age and address to MANAGER, THE TIMES
IlERALD'S HOMER DAVENPORT DRAWING CONTEST
Each 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 Japan paper and personally autographed by
the gieat artist.
These autographed artists proofs are not for sale at
any price and will be highly treasured by those who are
so fortunate as to receive them.
The educational value of this contest as an encourage
ment to the study of art and modern history cannot bo
rCMvnGrar ?u. iwAy
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Four well equipped lines. Excellent facilities
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Prairie City to Burns. Vale to Burns
Uurns to Diamond Burns to Venator
Harney County Abstract Company J
I Modern and Compete Set of Indexes
i An Abstract Copy of Every Instrument on Record iu
j Harney County.
The HOTEL BURNS
N. A. DIBBLE, Propt.
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