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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (March 16, 1912)
Tim OIIW lal t'iiiriil lliininy County
linn thu liirgitat circulation nuil lnonoof
lio bunt lulvortlnliiK iiioiIIiiima in Knnlitrn
?Etie 0rcnl SHnrtiru Cauult'U
CiYMirn nil arm ot 0,428,800 arret ot
Intnl. I.ftflt ,;5I ntros yet neurit nlrct
lo entry under Hut public land lawn ol
Ibn UnlUil Stnt. -.
4- M iww0
f'Mm BIRDS AND FISH
Hmney Valley Rod and Gun Club
Gets Encouraging Letter
10MGET SHARE OF DISTRIBUTION
rt Shipmont of Hob
-Appeal to FarmerH
'ropugntion and Protection of Our Game HirdH.
L. K. Hibbnrd, president
k If IIMI ... ..ill.... Diiil mill
4 3cmZL I'ittiiL'J Ttiuu liuu mm
ICIub, Iiiih received a letter
ho alale game warden con-
Uinfrig moat jrratvflmr news re-
fspe&ing pronpecUi for now game
1 frirdjfTand fish for this section. It
r,jiJq5Ho evident that the orgnni-
iv,XRtin of the gun club was the
f proper thing and that results
i -vwilljtic accompliahcd through the
ctivo work of its officers.
J?2? Times-Hendd hopes the
jjfitrmors in particular will take an
ncltvb interest in this club as they
!Hro2$BBeutml to its accomplishing
-Goatf results. Tlie state game
vvrh1cii says in part:
y'c expect to receive ipiito a
l&re shiimient of Hoi) White
HfiotTt the middle of March from
.Missouri. I shall allot some of
gtlicSo liirds to your club. I can
I fiowlell exactly how many pairs
-yeHluiitil we know axnetly what
0 jSm net, J shall try to se-
3 cwSi about two dozen pairs. 1
?J shall Bhip these birds to liend
xMUJjjwill let you know in advance
y wIvmi they are to be sent so you
$atflfimve them taken to liurnr.
ktfVJBliall s"e that youare allotted
's crtain number of game biida
w,ecli vear. Of course, some
llwcies will not do well in Hint
ingrtof the country but wo shall
tryjto select species like Hob
White tb it I think will thrive in
'JAW shall be glad to enter into
contracts with any of the farm
Sfnflln that part of the slate -set-ItlrHr
aside their hinds for refuses
fifoHtheso birds, if they should
UkCto do this it will not inter-
ifew) in nnv way with their uainir
stjuftlnnd as they see fit but it
,,asjures the protection of these
thirds when the state releases
fthm on their property. The cs-
Istmtial feature is that no shoot
jinjjis allowed on a game refuge,
Rnd in this way, where the game
jgfujiJjHotcctcd, they soon become
. i. xHiwauiini. ny securing a tew
uiulIu iti I tin trnll.itr inlifitit liifilu
' lli, ...IHV. uil.ia
mSEt protected, wo feel Ibis is one
ofithe best methods of making
We shall have quite a largo
Humber of trout to liberate dur
injC the coming summer and shall
ujjfeclad to make some arrange
mnts with your club in regard
trout as well as game birds.
Ifjyou can arrange to meet the
Mi nnd take them and plant
tl&m, we shall allot you a very
liberal supply. Wo are sending
u inclosed applications for trout
which please have tho clubs
pfesidont or secretary fill out nnd
urn lo us. i am also sending
you a copy of the blanks wo have
r establishing a gamu refuge,
nil also a sample of the notices
tliat we post about a refuge of
his kind to secure protection.
I hope your club will bo able
to get the farmers interested,
pecially in the protection of
Bob White. Tho Hob White is
jtsplendid farm bird-if it is pro
tected it becomes fairly tame. In
your country, it will bo absolutely
necessary to interest the farmers
o that thoy will feed these birds
during tho bind winters. As soon
B wo have tho opportunity we
Khali try some other birds, but I
feel tho Hob White is tho best
Single bird for your part of tho
ountry. I bcllovo as you do, as
here aro moro farmers in the
.country, nnd if tho Chmeso
phouBunts wcro given protection
o that thoy would come up to
the farm yard when tho snow
pomes in tho winter, thoy would
I am Buro survive in certain parts
of tho country. Wo shnll try
soiiio of theso a little later."
WHY NOT l!XIHRIMi:Nl?
A recent publication of tho
While Quail and Trout Soon
lo Join Club and AbhihI in
achievements of Luther Hurbank
has brought the suggestion that
his spineless cactus might be an
excellent plant for that territory
in the Wagontirc country known
as the desert where cattle, sheep
and horses nro wintered without
any feed. This is made excel
lent winter range from the fact
that there is no water in the sum
mer for stock therefore the range
is not pastured at that season
and has lino feed in winter when
the snow furnishes water for the
It is possible cactus will grow
there and from the following de
scription it is fine stock food.
The article says in part:
No more important thing has
recently occurred in agriculture
than the successful production of
the rapid growing edible spine
less cactus by Luther Hurbank.
After sixteen years of expensive
and costly experimentation, he
has produced a new and most
valuable cattle food for the
world. Mr. Hurbank does not
claim to have discovered the
spineless cactus. Some vnrities
of this plant have been known
for years, but without exception
they have been non-edible by
any animal. For many years it
has been the custom in Africa,
as well as in those parts of Amer
ica where it abounds, to feed the
cattle certain varities of the
prickly pear cactus after the
spines have been burned oil".
This burning, of course, greatly
increases tho cost of fodder.
The great desirability of the
rapid growing and edible spine
less cactus for cattle food has
been recognized all over the
world. Inspired by the work of
Mr. Hurbank nnd by the experi
ments made by the French gov
ernment in Algiers, the United
States through the department
of agriculture was several years
ago moved to take up the matter
of securing spineless cactus.
Kxperts were sent to foreign
countries, and tho world was
searched that a cactus might be
found spineless or nearly spine
less, which would have sufficient
nutriment to be valuable as a
cattle fodder. From the plants
so collected the department of
agriculture has been able to pro
duce a cactus sufficiently free
from spine nnd nutritive enough
to be of some value for the cattle
business. Hut today, in spile of
all its organizations nnd its
wealth, the department of agri
culture has not obtained a cactus
that is in any respect the equal
of the cactus produced by Mr.
Hurbank single handed.
lly actual test at Los Hanos,
California, it has been found
that the milk Mow of the cattle
fed on tho Hurbank improved
spineless cactus very greatly in
creased (75 per cent.) over tho
amount when fed on dry alfalfa
hay. Cactus is tho only fodder
that furnishes given succulent
feed all the year.
Manney Newell was ho unfort
unate as to have his house and
home destroyed by fire on Wed
nesday of last week. His home
was a five-room frame houso in
tho Dog mountain basin. Fire
caught in tlio roof nnd tho houso
was destroyed in a few minutes.
Thcro was no ipsurnnce, so his
friends havo arranged to givo a
benefit ball at tho Sunset school
houso on tho night of Saturday,
March 22. Hox supper, boxes to
bo sold to the highest bidder. It
is hoped a good crowd will at
tend. This js tho second time
Manney has lost every thing by
llro in tho last three years.
A band of thirteen deer wero(
Boon by several of tho Sunset
farmers last week on Dog Mount
ain. Last Saturday waB a big day
for the Sunset Grange. They in
itialed twenty new members,
making the membership fifty
two. In tho evening they held a
dance and sold Hie baskets from
which $.'M.70 was realized.
Among the people filing on des
ert claims last week in Sunset
neighborhood wero Mrs. A. Har
ron, Mrs. C. V. Reed and Mrs.
S. S. Netlerfield.
It is likely a stone quarry will
be opened on Dog mountain soon,
for foundation material for the
town of Wellington. There are
hundreds of tons of fine stone
within a few miles of Welling
ton. Gold nuggets have been found
in the chicken craws in the Wea
ver Springs neighborhood.
BOOSTER Si-KIUS 0" SERVICES.
The following is the program
of services for both morning and
evening at the Presbyterian
The morning service at 11
o'clock will Include the adminis
tering of Communion, to which
all Christians are invited. The
special music will consist of an
anthem, "The King of Iovc My
Shepherd Is," Shelly, Double
Quartotto. ; solo, ' 'There is a Green
Hill Far Away," Mrs. J. L. Gault.
The evening servico will begin
promptly at 7:30. This is the
first one of a series of "booster"
services planned by the pastor,
Dr. Habbidge. The subject will
be, "What is expected of the
church in the development of the
country." It will be discussed
by four friends of the church.
Hymn, "Bleat He the Tie That
Hinds," Choir and Congrega
tion. "What the Newspapers Expect"
Ma. .Iui.ian Ryitn.
Anthem, "Sundown" CilOKUS
"What the City pf Burns Ex
pects" Ma. Fuanic Davkv.
President of the City Council.
Quartette-"Your Saviour Too"
- Julian Hyhd. Mas. William
Fakiik. Mas. Haiiuy McIIosn,
Ma. Ciias. Byiid.
"What the Business Men Ex
pect" -Mil. W.M. MiLLL'it, Pres
ident Commercial Club.
Saxophone Solo. "The Palms"-
"What the Professional Men Ex
pect" Cai'T. A. W. Gowan.
Male Quartette. "Speed Away"
Mnssus. Johnson, Potter,
A cordial welcome and a feast
of good things for all who attend
A I.AN0 OFFICE IJUSINESS.
Sheriff Richardson has had a
rather strenuous week with
offenders of the law. He has
arrested four men during the
week charged with crime. James
McComb passed . a check at
Schenk &. Williams' for $3G with
John Garrett's name signed to it.
The check proved a forgery and
tho man was caught by Mr.
Richardson at the P Ranch. Tho
man has not had a preliminary,
in fact we understand he doesn't
want any as he admits his guilt
and will plead guilty when cir
cuit court convenes the first of
Hurry and Arthur Spangler,
brothers, were arrested charged
with stealing a mare from tho
Blilzen Land Co. They hud a
preliminary Wednesday-and wore
held to the grand jury under
bonds of $f00 each. They have
not succeeded in raising the bond.
VH HAD KAIUIirS 1III-N TOO.
Tho Prineville Review is devot
ing some space each week to re
printing from its files remini
scences of pioneer days. Tho
following appeared in the issuo
of April I), 18S0:
Parties who have just returned
from Burns say there is little
danger of the people out thore
foundering.as they have no bacon
lard, butter or vegetables, and
very little beef, What thoy live
on is a mystery.
For rheumatism you will find
nothing better than Chamber
lain's Liniment. Try it and seo
how quickly it gives relief. For
Bale by all dealers.
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY,
Government Irrigation Project West
Umatilla Cost $100 an Acre
A Matter That is of Particular Interest to Harney
Valley People in View; of ProspcclB for the Silvies
Irrigation Project Bcjnff Put in at an Early Date.
By way of comparison The
Times-Herald publishes the fol
lowing respecting the govern
ment irrigation project overjin
Umatilla county. While that
section is a lower altitude than
Harney Valley, yet in yield of
grain and vegetables and fertility
of soil that country has "nothing
over" this section. It shows the
value of water and what people
who have had experience are
willing to pay for it. This is sev
eral times the price per acre that
the Silvies irrigation project can
be put in for and local land own
ers should consider themselves
Settlers under the west Ex
tension of the Umatilla irrigation
project are rejoicing because
President Taft, in his fulfilment
of his promise that Oregon shall
have a square deal in the distri
bution of tlie Federal reclama
tion funds, has directed the ap
proval of their project. They
are eager to get water on their
lands and are losing no time in
urging immediate action for the
retaining of 30,f00 acres at a cost
os $3,000,000, says an exchange.
The Umatilla settlers are not
stopping to think of the price
because they know that without
water their land holdings, while
?100 per acre for water rightn
will make their ranches as rich
and productive as those jinder
the regular Umatilla project
Seing what water litis ' done
for their neighbors they are an
xious to take advantage of' their
The report of the reclamation
board is now before Acting Sec
retary of the Interior Adams,
who says that he will approve it
formally in a day or two and
authorize the reclamation service
to begin operations.
The board of reclamation en
gineers,' after examining-five al
ternative projects, selected the
west extension of the Umatilla
project, one of medium cost and
dimensions as the most feasible
for construction now. It can be
enlarged if enlargement is found
advisable. The prosent plant,
however, is to build the 30,500
acre project in two units, the
first unit to irrigate between 8000
and 10,000 acres by the construc
tion of a simple diversion dam
in the Umatilla River. The sec
ond unit will depend upon the
construction of a large storage
While the cost per acre of the
project recommended by the
board will appioximate 100, the
success met by farmers on the
completed portion of the Umatilla
project is regarded as sufficient
guarantee that this land can
stand the cost and yield a good
profit to the settler when his land
is brought under cultivation. The
board has tho advantage of ex
perience gained on the original
Umitalla project, where condi
tions are similar to those on the
proposed west extension, and by
studying results there, old blund
ers have been guarded against.
One of tho striking lessons
learned from the old project is
that distributing canals nnd lat
erals must be cement lined to
ot llainiy County
't rironoi)t Hint which In rcutnl ami rulluhln. Wo hiimllo nil
Mniln ol Hrl KhIhIo nmtloru Wiilo your html tlliiiK l'orH or
olhor lentil land paper correctly mid quickly . VK WANT YOUIl
rilth: I.NHl'KANClt lU'HINKS.H; e rrprtuut tut) ol tho ttroiigtut
companion In Amorlcn Till: AKTNA .. II Ut'iTOitP CO'8.
I.lHtyotir property with uh, lor eulo or Initio. INVKSTIllATK OUH
HUHINKHM MKTIIODS AND 1'AST BUCOIiHH Yon trust us, o
tniatyon, Auk our Clltmts. Call uinl eea n
OREGON, MARCH 10, 1012
HERE $40 ACRE
check seepage. This adds to the
cost of bringing water onto the
land, yet this extra expense is
regarded as necessary to make
the project a success.
As to private lands that may I
be irrigated under the project, j
the board has provided a means
whereby the owners of this land
must subscribe and pledge them
selves to pay their prorata share
of the cost, before the work of
construction begins, or the board
recommends that no work be un
dertaken until the owners of 95
per cent of the land have signed
ELECTRIC POWER AND IRRIGATION.
J. E. Rounseville was in the
city during the week, having just
returned from Chicago where he
had been on business. He is now
in control of what is known as
the Trout Creek Ranch in Pueblo
valley in the southern part of the
county. Mr. Rounseville is asso
ciated with H. J. Bamford, a
Wisconsin capitalist, who has
purchased the remaining lands
of the big tract from Thomas &
1 Mr. Rounseville informs The
'Times-Herald that there is con
siderable activity in that territory
respecting power plants and irri
gation. Parties contemplate
harnessing power in the Steens
Mountain country and transmit
ting it to the country south, es
tablishing sub-stations and put
ting in pumping plants for irri
gation purposes all over that sec
tion. It is further stated that
an electric railroad is contemplat
ed at no distant date. Just how
much power can be generated in
that territory is not known, but
the country to the south is ideal
farm land and with water can be
made to produce almost any
thing. We understand the Trout Creek
property is to be developed rapid
ly under the new management
nnd with this will naturally fol
low a general development of
that portion of the county, es
specially should capital begin
active work on electric power
COUNTV 10URT I'ROCEEDirsOS.
List of judges and clerks for.
Remonstrances and protest re
lative to tax levy for building
Frank Gowan appointed county
surveyor to fill vacancy by resig
nation of A. E. Shafer.
M. J. O'Connor granted right
of way for a telephone line from
Denio to Andrews.
Thos. Howard appointed jani
tor and care taker of grounds at
Mrs. J. E. Rounseville repaid
taxes erroneously collected in
A. B. Whitney and others asked
for a road. The petition was
A petition asking for tho con
solidation of school districts Nos.
5, G. 13, 21, 30 and 44 for tho
purpose of establishing a Union
high school at Drewsey was re-
Empire Realty Company
W, T l.KSTKU, MiuiaKor
eived by the court. The matter
was not put to the court in a
completed manner and therefore
was n6t acted upon entirely.
Report of the survey on the II.
Hotchkiss road accepted.
Report of survey on S. S. Wil-.
Hams road accepted.
Report of Survey on Narrows
Wauontiro road accented.
Reportof survey on J. R.Clark
C. A. De Forest, W. S. Laythf. ,
G. W. Urban and M. B. Hayes
L. R. Hreithaupt ordered to
use his own judgment in the ac
ceptance of building at the exper
Road supervisors appropriated
money for road work.
GRANGERS BUSY TOO.
Editor Times-Herald In your
issue of March 9, I read an article
about certain Piute land in Har
ney County; now will you please
be so kind and publish a few
lines in justice to Rye Grass
Grange? About a year ago I
asked several members of the
Burns Commercial Club to see
what could be done with the said
Indian lands, but I was told that
it was of no use as several par
ties already had asked the de
partment in Washington, D. C.
but were not even favored with
a reply. Rye Grass Grange
adopted resolutions about July 1,
copies of which were sent to our
senators and representatives ask
ing for the lease, sale or restora
tion to public entry said Indian
land. Now Rye Grass Grange
has been favored with letters
from our representatives, also a
letter from F. H. Abbott, assist
ant commissioner of Indian af
fairs and a letter from Mr. H. G.
Wilson, of the Indian service at
Roseburg, dated Feb. 28, with
the same information that was
contained in the correspondence
with Dr. W. L. Marsden.
L. A. Rawlings, who lives at
Harney Holes, is preparing to
put in a roadhouse totakecareof
the travel passing there.
Harney Holes is about twenty
miles east of Millican's ranch j
and a stopping place there will I
be an accommodation to a large ,
number of people. It is on the'
old road to Hampton Valley, l
Pringle Flats and the Dry Lake j
country near Held. Into this
new territory many new home
steaders are going, and in com
ing to Bend for supplies they j
have to make a long day's jour
ney on account of there being no
roadhouse at Harney Holes. The
freighters of W. W. Brown also
use this road and will not have to
camp out now. Mr. Rawlings'
sister, Mrs. Cotton, arrived in
Bend last week and was taken
out to Harney Holes by Walter
Taylor. She will conduct the
roadhouse. Bend Bulletin.
SI0NS OF THE TIMES.
Placard at the moving picture
shew: "Your children must
In a barber shop windew:
"During alterations nations will
be shaved in the back."
Sign in a Tremont street stere:
"Empty boxes suitable for
In a tailor shep: "We dye for
others, why not let us dve for
In a clothing stere: "Thes
pants will look better on your,
legs than on our hands." I
A silversmith has a place next
door to a restaurant. The for-.
mer having put up a placard: '
"Jewelery of all kinds plated,")
the restaurant keeper followed
with this: "Oysters and Little'
Neck clams plated." Boston'
Wedo job printing-right kind
MO ACKH M().Mi:SIIAl)S
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WATCH THIS SI'ACU
KOIt'lltAUK Iw) acres ol tlno lur autl .l"o tliiil.tr
oier'i.ouO.OuiWeal. iToek auj guuJ roail lliruuifti latxl
lu tti great KortUem lilabu tluilr Ml Will liutlu
far 11-0 arrf ol level llanuy Valley latnl ftw till
ROY VAN WINKLE,
Harney County Abstract Company
h A ftmlurn nnd Complete Set of
j Hcry Instrument on
Till: COMPANY THAT WILL
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A Powerful 30 H.-P. Car, Two, Four
and Five-Passenger, Semi-Float Axles,
Nickle Steel, Timken Bearings. Five
Passenger, Fully I quipped,$1275.00, F.
O. B. Portland. Self Starter, 25.00 Extra.
FAMOUS APPERSON-JACK.RABB1T CARS
Tg TT!iTrTTFniT -THE QUALITY CAH
J. C. ROBINSON Madras Ore.
AGENT FOR CROOK AND HARNEY COUNTIES.
THE FRENCH HOTEL
John R Walkup, Proprietor
FirstCIass Well Appointed House
Sample Rooms Commercial Travelers
Beginning March 7 and Ending April 7
We are going to give wty fre a
$15.00 INLAID SILVER SET
To the 1 aity castlug the mot Piano Votea
It don't make any difference whether you are .
ant for the PIANO you have a chance to wi.i w..o wi.
THE SET IS ON D1SPLA Y AT OUR STORE.
THE CITY DRUG STORE
Reed Bros., Proprietors
Live while you live for you will be a long time dead. Try
our Hot CoTee and Lunches at the
Burns Home Bakery
Keep smiling as the Auto Truck people are doing all in
their power to bring our
COMPLETE BAKERY OUTFIT
from the Bend. When the outfit arrives we will be in a posi
tion to sere the public with everything good to eat in ti.e
C. M. KELLOGG STAGE CO.
Four well equipped lines. Excellent facilities
for transportation of mail, express, passengers
Prairie City to Burns. Vale to Burns
turns tn Diamond Burns to Venator
E. B. WATERS, Aent.
-.- V. -
J. C. DODSON
fOll (or tlie
Announces that he will take down and completely
overhaul all Dorris Cars sold by him once each
year free of charge.
Mr. Dodson will be in Burns about April 1
The HOTEL BUR's
H. A. DIBBLE, Propt.
GOOD, CLEAN MEALS,
Courteous treatment, rates reason
ableGive me a ca'l
A First Class Bar In Connectior
The Lnd Mn."
Indexes nnd an Abstract Copy nf
Record In Harney County.
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