The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, May 25, 1912, Image 1

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VOL. XXV
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, MAY 25, 1912
NO 28.
Vote to Amend City Charter
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Initiative Petition Presented to City
Authorities Asking Provision to
Bend for Water and Sewer
An initial ivo petition was cir
culated in tins city the first of
this week and submitted to the
city council on Wednesday night
asking that the proposition of
amending the charter to provide
for the issuance of bonds to cov
er the cost of water works and
sewerage, be submitted to the
voters at a special election. The
petition was signed by some 00
tax payers and voters and the
city authorities took action at
once by passing the necessary
ordinance and the date of the
special election was set for July
llOth.
The ordinance reads that the
city be empowered to issue bonds
not to exceed ?100,000 for water
works and not to exceed $50,000
for a sewer system. There is a
general sentiment favorable to
this proposition and there is little
doubt but what it will carry.
We need both and since it has
been figured that such systems
can be put in within the amount
named and that they will be self
sustaining, no one can very well
object.
Rums has outerown its village
age and must provide for such .
modern conveniences, the health)
of the city demanding it. Thej
Times-Herald hopes to see the
voters take an interest in this as'
it should pass and the necessary
arrangements made for the in-,
sLnllation of the water works and ,
sewerage system as soon aa
possible.
Mr. Uray's Promotion.
Oregon has knqwn Carl Gray
for a short year; but in that brief
time he has made an indelible
impression upon the state and
The HOTEL BURNS
N. A. DIBBLE, ProDt.
CENTRALLY LOCATED,
GOOD, CLEAN MEALS,
C OMFORTABLE ROOMS
Courteous treatment, rates reason
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J. C. DOD50N
Agent lor the
DO RRIS MOTORCAR
Announces that he will take down and completely
overhaul all Dorris Cars sold by him onco each
year free of charge.
Mr. Dodson will be in Burns about April I
Isn't It a Fact
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That a Concern, I'rogrcauivc enough lo be willing lo
Financially Strong enough to be able to adopt a ngntein
that cnablcH YOU to Hug Cheaper, a Mlghlg (load Home
To Tie UpTosss'
ttu Doing uuHineHH Our Protect Yourself
Way You Financial!!! -
Sallsfaclloo aodPure f,T rWurv QIava Your I'stromie Very
Oruii We Uiiriolee AVy UYUg OlOrG R.iptclfully Sullcllcd
UKRI) IlltOH. Proprietor!, Ilurnn
You get it all in The Times-Herald For $2.00 (
the Pacific Northwest. Ho is an
admirable exponent of the new
spirit and new attitude of tho
railroads. Ho sees tho people
and knows them. Ho learns their
needs, their desires and their
sentiments. He regards a rail
road as something more -a grent
deal more than n private enter
prise and its patrons as having
something more than ordinary
deserts. The business of tho
railroad is to servo the public.
Mr. Gray's cardinal policy is that
it should realize that prime func
tion.
Mr. Gray has done much for
Oregon and much for the Great
Northern and North Hank roads
in the Northwest. All here note
his department with regret; but
they are neverless pleased with
his promotion to bo the titular
head of the vast Great Northern
Railroad system. It is a fitting
recognition of proven capacity
and tested character. It is all
the more significant, indeed, as
a tribute to his worth, since it
comes from the greatest railroad
man in the world and means that
he has been chosen to carry for
ward the mighty work of Mr.
Hill.
Mr. Gray likes Oregon and the
Northwest. It is pleasing to
know and feel that he will have
the same interest always in
Northwest affairs that he has
heretofore had. In his departure
we may have lost a neighbor,
but we keep n stout friend.
Oregonian.
Clay Clemens mill is the near
est one to Hurns where all kinds
of lumber both rough and dress
ed can be had. Near Canyon
road. Call him by 'phone.
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'HEAVY OIL RIO PROSPECT
IN FIELD NEAR LAKE '
Being Shipped in by llio Central Oregon
Oil & (las Co. J. C. Turnoj is
Looking After Hie Affairs.
J. C. Turney arrived in Vnlo
Tuesday to look after tho trans
porting to Harney County of a
standard oil drill which ho had
recently shipped to this city from
I'nrkersburg, West Virginia.
This is one of tho heaviest ma
chines that has over come to the
Eastern Oregon oil Held and will
bo installed by tho Central Ore
gon Oil & Gas Company operat
ing near Wright's Point in tho
Harney Valley a short distance
from Bums. Two more cm-loads
of machinery, and other oil drill
ing material, are on the way to
Vale and will be taken to the in
terior as soon as they arrlye.
Yesterday Mr. Turney stated
that he had made arrangements
with freighters .to take out the
heavy machinery and that haul
ing would be started next week,
and it is understood that Frank
Shumway has secured the con
tract of freighting the big outfit
In sneaking of tho work to be
carried on in Harney county, Mr.
Turney, whp is one of the big oil
promoters of the country and also
president and manager of the
company, stated that tho Clark
Oil Co, of Marietta, Ohio, was
one of tho largest holders in the
Central Oregon Company; that
there was no stock for sale and
that all tho money had been sub
scribed for working tho ground
and that the field is to bo develop
ed thoroughly. A number of
Portland capitalists are also inter
ested in tho company.
Mr. Turney further stated that
the Harney field was part of the
Vale oil field and which extended
down as far as Paisley 285 miles,
where one of tho largest gas wells
has recently been opened and
which will supply enough gnn for
the whole town of Paisley. He
believes that this whole section
will soon become famous as the
largest oil field of this country
and also as the most extensive
gas field. Vale Enterprise.
LE0TA HOWARD DRAMA HC COMPANY.
The Leota Howard Dramatic
Co. is billed for a week at Tona-
wama in this city beginning June
3. Tho company is now playing
Canyon and good reports are re
ceived from them. There are ten
people in the company nnd they
are putting on high class shows.
Some of the players have visit
ed Hums before and are not
strangers to play goers here.
Tonawama hopes to havo such
good shows at frequent intervals
throughout the season and ho
long ns they can give satisfac
tion the people of Hums will pa
tronize them ns they want a little
divcrsiion from lime to tune.
The company carries some fine
special scenery and good special
ty artists with them nnd with the
Tonawama orchestra there will
no long waits between acts. The
house has installed its own eloc
trie light plant in order that the
best scenic nnd stage effects may
be secured.
Remember the dato and make
it a point to attend some of these
performances as it is not often
wo have such treats in this sec
tion.
Water Still High
The flood water period of Sll-
vies Hiveris likely to stay up a
much lonjjer period than for
many years previous. The flour
mill has considerable wheat on
hand to make into flour but with
tho power put out of commission
it iB impossible to turn it out.
Grant Sturtevnnt hopes to begin
operations early in Juno and run
without stopping tho mill until
tho present supply is exhausted.
From present crop prospects
there will bo a greater amount
of wheat for grinding 'this year
than ever before and wo may
have sufficient to supply all tho
flour used in Harney county tho
coming year.
Now is tho time to got rid of
your rheumatism. You can do
it by applying Chambnrlain'H
Liniment and massaging tho
parts freely at each application.
For Bale by all dealers.
Do Some Consistent Boosting
4. .
The Big Harney Country is Ladened
With Opportunities That Only
Wait the Energy and Money '
Neither ono man or one rail
road can soltlo any ono county
of tho size of Harney county, nnd
produce tho required result. It
takes a concentrated action nnd
union of forces. Wo need now I
citizens ana more capital -aim
that's the only way wo will over
get it. There aro both men and
money right hore in tho county
that aro not working to tho ut
most to develop our county -but
both should be, that is plainly
evident. Tnko for instance our
last bank report-closo onto n
million dollars lying in our two
local banks that should bo work
ing the ground and producing
wealth for both merchant and
farmer alike, besides giving em
ployment to ninny men. What's
the remedy, that is the question?
If conditions do not chango the
result in tho near future, wo will
be drifting towards n. poorer
country that is tho inevitable
outlook. Our moneyed men ns
well as outside capitalists, must
work together to bring about
the change necessary to formu
late this vast wealth producing
Vnlloy from a sago brush country
to a scientific farm producing
community. This cannot bo done
without capital and work, here
any more than It could bo done
elsewhere. Tho time has coma
for all to take a hold and bring
about a change whereby all will
reap tho results. There is a vast
amount of work to bo accomp
lished before wo can begin to de
rive the benefits wo should be
enjoying, and this calls for tho
concentrated action of our liberal
and brondnunded men of means.
New citizens must bo induced to
come into tho country, and here,
as elsewhere, they should receive
the same consideration nnd fin
ancial nssistanco in building up
the surrounding country ns they
aro accustomed to in other states
this, we believe, will provo the
ultimate key lo success. The
capitalist and laboring class must
work hand in hand in tho
country's development nnd, un
til we do, naught will bo the
result.
Every new citizen is worth
$1,000 ton now country that's
a fact from tho statistics of the
seven northwest states and it
should bear weight and not be
overlooked. When we look back
over the past, and note tho men
right in our own country who
have made good after tho i r
trials and tribulation in the early
days, wo can certainly take our
hats off to these sturdy pioneers
who havo "stayed by it." What
are they worth to tho county
and country today? They'd
come rather cheap at $1,000 each
would'nt they?
At tho same time we should
not overlook the fact that new
settlers should not be rushed in
to any community faster than
they can be taken care of and
absorbed in a legitimato business
manner, because there is always
a reaction in cases of this kind;
and a disatisfied settler in any
community is a heavy liability.
This country nt present ia un
dergoing a reactionary period,
which no doubt has a tendency
to make tho general stimulation
of business in all branches rather
slack and less than past years.
This, from our observation is duo
to tho changes about to tnko
plnee, I. e. tho evolution of tho
country from a stock growing
community to n farming area.
As it summarizes up at present,
tho stockgrowors aro fast dispos
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ol I linnty County
The Inland
Wu rtipruauut that which In rwitnl iiml rullulilu. W'u linmllu nil
kltitla of Itxti i:tte mattori Willu your liinil IIIIiik popem or
otlior li(iil Uwl pnpbri rorructly suit ipilt My.. WK WANT YOU It
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r(iiiiiiilea In Auiorlcn-TIIK A1CTNA A IIAHTKOUD CO'fi.
I.Ut your properly with u, lor wlo or trailo. IN VKHTIUATK OP It
IIUHINKBUMKTHOPBANDI'AHTHUCOUHH, You tnut in, wu
I nut you. Alc our Clients. 011 ami mo um,
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ing of their holdings in both land
and cattle, and placing the money
in tho banks, hence tho large
showings. Tho now Bottlers as
a rule, havo little surplus capital
at hand, nnd tho limitation of
water nnd wntor rights, also in
volves loo much uncertainty.
Tho now 8ottlcrs who havo tho
necessary capital to go ahead
with are slow in making invest
ments for this very cause, nnd
are cautious o'f their improv
ments in every direction, "Which
of course lias a reason, that is
practicable, and yet, a draw back
to this country ns a whole. In
nine cases out of ton tho average
farmer is doing far more toward
tho development of tho country
than the average moneyed man
this is not as it should be- fur
from it, for remember; that most
of tho new settlers nro from tho
east, and you look towards tho
cast for more -therefore you
must show these people that you
have faith in your own country.
Then, and not before can you ex
pect them to do likewise. It is
pinin policy -that's all.
night Teachera Now
Provided For School
The public school closed last
Wednesday and altho the past
school year was broken into con
siderably with sickness, tho
standings of tho pupils were
quite satisfactory, all passing
their grades with credit.
The board lias arranged for
eight teachers in tho public
school for the coming year; the
following being elected: Wm.
Sutton, principal and teacher of
the cigKt grade; Miss Susie
Smith, seventh grade, re-olected;
Miss Florence Young, sixth
grade; Miss Pearl Ellis, fifth
grade, re-elected; Mrs. H. J.
Jokisch, fourth grade; Miss Lena
Harkey, third grade; Miss Hod
der, second grade, re-elected;
Miss Nellie Collins, primary, re
elected. Prof. Sutton cornea
from Lane county, Miss Young
from Hend. The other teachers
are well known.
The new school building to bo
completed for the coming year is
one of the most modern and best
equipped in all of Eastern Ore
gon nnd the teachers and pupils
will be housed in a manner that
should bring tho very best re
sults for tho coming year.
On A Vacation Trip
f ..iiiiIii 'PinntiMiiilCll1inil T AWIU
and wifenind It. J. Williams and
wife leavo Silver creek today
for an extended visit to outsido
points. They go first to Port
land where Mr. and Mrs. Will
iams will remain until after the
Itose Festival. Mr. Lewis will
go up to Eugene to visit his
brother whom ho has not seen
for many .years. Upon their re
turn to Portland the entire party
will go to Washington where
Mrs. T. J. Gnrrett nnd other re
latives reside.
Tho party will bo obsent nil
next month nnd possibly longer.
Thoy don't get away from homo
often null propose seeing every
thing there is while out. They
will spend the time as best suits
their plcnsuro during their tour.
Foil Sai.K 'Wood or posts in
tho timber,' or hero in town.
Leavo orders at Lunnburg. Dal
ton Co. or Schwartz's. Satisfac
tion guaranteed.
Fuank Jackson.
Homestead Locations
Empire Realty Company
W. T. I.KHTKIt, Manner
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NO QUESTION ABOUT Till;
FUTURE OF OREGON
Carl Gray Says Duly of Stale lo See
Tim I There Ans No failures--
Needs Mori! Showing Goods
Carl It. Gray, who has retired
as president of the Hill lines in
this stnto to go to St. Paul to
become preflfd nt of the Great
Northern, said some nice things
about Oregon n't the banquet in
his honor given by the Porllnnd
Commercial Club tho other even
ing. Ho told some things that
should be remembered and gave
some ndvico that should bo fol
lowed. Mr. Gray said in part:
"I want to say that I never
had a job boforo with which I
was absolutely happy until I
came to the North Hank line, and
I knew it couldn't Inst. There
is nothing so pleasant to mo as
community development work.
There is no question about Ore
gon's future; it is only a question
how long it is going to take to
bring the stnto into its own.
Oregon needs just a little more
showing of its goods. There Is
only another stage of exploitation
and development. There is not
another state in the union that
can show the natural resources
and the wonderful productive
ness of all kinds of crops, but
there uro many states that make
a better showing nt exhibits be
cause they have tho work belter
organized. I mention this only
in tho friendliest spirit, for I be
lieve that good exhibits of grains
and products would bring won
derful results in backing up the
splendid advertising that is given
tho state through publicity. I
never saw a place where unself
ishness reigned ns completely as
here; it is Oregon first every
where. Hut tho people of the
world want lo bo shown, and I
would suggest that the Commer
cial club support any step that
mny be taken for exhibition in
other states of Oregon products,
und 1 will guarantee you in ad
vance tho support of the Great
Northern.
"Tho presence here tonight of
gentlemen outside of Portland. I
regard ns a great compliment,
and so must Mr. Young. Now,
probably tho good Lord could
have made a better valley than
that of tho Willamette, but if he
did, I never saw it, I have
studied Oiegon for a year and 1
feel that whatever may be the
commercial possibilities, the state
must rest upon its agricultural
development. I believe it tho
duty of the state to see that there
aro no failures in eastern Ore
gon. It is absolutely impossible
that mnn by intuition can solve
tho many problems that he will
encounter there, and we should
therefore stand ready to give
him all tho assistance in an edu
cational way that is within our
reach. It can be done by means
of experimental schools and faun
schools. Tho Oregon Agricultu
ral collego is a wondei fill insti
tution to lead in this work, for it
disseminates education that is
understandable by the common
people nnd tho common people
aro wonderfully in tho majority.
Every business man in Portland
who takes pride' in the state and
in good citizenship should go
down to tho Oregon Agricultural
collego and seo and study the
work."
Poor appetite is a sure sign of
Impaired digestion. A few doses
of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets will strengthen
your digestion nnd improve your
appetite. Thousands have been
benefited by taking these Tablets.
Sold by all dealers.
Hest flour (guarantee) $8.50
bbl. Harrimnn Mercantile Co.
JiO ACUIlllOMIiSII'.ADS
KIH.INQUISIIMHNr
DUIHHU) LAND
JlVATCII THIS SPAC13
KOH THAHK l)eriiol (In fur mul ilu llmlwi
overy,oiX),CMiOfl,nk ud good ro.t lliroutli urn)
Northern Idaho tlmUr Ml Will tititi
uf 1to1 lUriiry Vnllur lmi'1 Htvv Oil,
Uncle Sam Helps The Farmer
Department of Agriculture Informa
tion Bureau for Benefit of The
navnwva All.
Tho 'aimes-Horald has received
some 'statistics from tho Interior
Department showing how "Uncle
Sam" has been striving lo help
the farmer during recent years.
In all manner of ways has the
Department of Agriculture been
experimenting in various ways,
eradicating certain peste, helping
to develop certain industries,
distributing information respect
ing crons weather warnings,
live stock protection, etc. One
particular feature that has been
of great benefit to the west and
which will require study in this
section is tho matter of wasted
water. As soon as the people of
Harney county realize the proper
use of water and its value they
will need such assistance; we
know of the thousands of acre
feet of water now going to waste
and few of us realize how much
real damage it is doing lo the
lands. This will be known at no
distant day and will be remedied.
A bulletin on our desk says of
this:
To meet the demand for econo
my in the uso of water among
the rapidjy developing irrigation
sections of the west, the depart
ment has made elaborate studies
which have brought to light an
enormous waste of water in con
veyance and use and has devel
oped and demonstrated methods'
for. preventing this. In many
districts less than one-half the
water formerly Used now suffices
to irrigate the same area. Hice.
irrigation has also been given
practical assistance and requests
come from hundreds of orchard-
ists and truck growers for advice
in installing pumping plants nnd
the best use of the water in irri
gation. Interest in the reclama
THE FRENCH HOTEL
under new
John R. Walkup, Proprietor
FirslClass Well Appointed House
Sample Rooms Commercial Travelers
C. M. KELLOGG STAGE CO.
Four well equipped lines. Excellent facilities
for transportation of mail, express, passengers
Prairie City to Hums. Vale to Burns
Hums to Diamond Burns to Venator
E. B. WATERS, Agent.
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1 AUTO STACE TO BEND
BURMS-BEND CON
SOLIDATED AUTO CO
Superior Service - - Quickest Way
SPECIAL ROUND TRIP FARE
pi.i2AKHKi3 Kiim oiJ niaiir hours to railroad
II. KOIIU, Agent, Burns Garage, Burns, Oregon
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Burns iYleat Market
II. J. HANSEN, Proprietor
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton,
Sausage, Bologna, Liver,
Headcheese, Weinerwurst,
iiiul owrjUtinjA : in a llrst cIuhh Moat Mavkiot. in
any qunntit.v?
Wholesale and Retail
Prompt and Satisfactory Service
Any and all the time.
uver inuntrii
tion of land by drainage, which
has grown with the increased
price of land, has resulted in de
mands for assistance in framing
drainage laws, the organization
of drainage districts, and in reli
able plans for drainage opera
tions. In the past five years field
parties from the department havo
made surveys and plans for over
9,000,000 acres of swamp or over
flowed land located in 35 States
and including 115 separate tracts.
These are large, difficult under
takings, involving features which
call for careful surveys and tho
working out of plans of opera
tion. UUY FASH SUPERINTENDENT MAKBIED.
The Times-Herald received
yesterday morning from Gresham
an announcement of tho marri
age of LeRoy Breithaupt to Miss
Ruby Elliott on Tuesday, May 21,
at Powell Valley. They will be
at home after May 30 at the ex
periment farm.
The Times-Herald man had been
let into the Becret before Mr.
Breithaupt left Burns last week.
He is the superintendent at the
demonstration farm eastof Burns
where the young people will make
their home. Many friends hero
will be ready to welcome Mr.
and Mrs. Breithaupt upon their
arrival and wish them happiness.
Strayed From my place north
of Harney lake, last fall a brown
pony wL 1000 lbs. brand P C on
left stifle and open V on right
Will pay for information leading
to his recovery. Peter Gremand,
Burns, Ore. 28-29.
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