The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, July 13, 1912, Image 1

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The Biggest City In Tlio Biggct
County In The Slnto Of Oregon
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I The Biggeat County. In The State
I Of Oregon, Bet In The Wcit
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A Visit To That Place Reveals Many
Interesting and Important Facts
Along Modern Lines and Scientific
Methods For Obtaining The Best
Possible Results In This Country
What is perhaps the most in
tercstins: and profitable place to
visit in Harney county at the
present time, is just cast
of this city where the demon
stration work of Supt. Breitlmupt
has begun to take shape and cumstances, depth, dates, condi
where one may actually see re- tion of the soil at tho time of
suits. While it was not expected . svedintr as well as tho seed at
to do much actual demonstration
this season, especially after tho
necessary seeds for experiments
were delayed on tho road, the
showing far exceeded cxpecta
ions and the results are so patent
that one can begin to realize the
immense benefit the farm is go
to be to this country.
The fencing has at last been
completed and while the rabbits
had already done some damage
to tho various crops seeded, they
are recovering to some extent
from the effects and will make
enough crops to at least demon
strate to the satisfaction of the
superintendent what is best
adapted to this climate and best
drought resistant. The fen e is
rabbit proof around the entire
farm, a woven wire fence which
is the kind every farm should be
enclosed with as it is strong
enough to turn stock of any kind,
with no barbs on which to ruin
animals. A barbed wire is
stretched at the bottom of the
fence to keep rabbits from dig
ging under and which will also
keep hogs from rooting at its
base where openings might be
Centrally Located, Good Clean
Meals, Comfortable Rooms,
Clean and Sanitary Beds
First Class Bar In Connection. Give Me A Call
4 Round Trips Each Week 4
Central Oregon Trucking Co.
W. N. MCKWOOD Mir. - II. HOIIU, All. Born
Oh! You
Fishing Tackle, HooIcb, Lines, Rods and Reels At
Prices That Are Right Here. Base Ball Bats,
Gloves, Mites and Masks at Right Prices.
Soda Water, and Refreshing
ICC Uream, Drinks, Fresh English.Walnuts
Pry Our New
BcHt For Tho Monc.v.
I0 i-i,
In Fact, We Are HEADQUARTERS For The Best
Lino of J)rugn, Toilot ArticloH, ('onfectionory,
Shoot Mimic, MuhU'iiI IiiHtrumont, Cigiu-H and
Tobacco, HubhorClondH and .Stationery.
City Drug" Store
REED BROS. Proprietors
made that would allow rabbits to
get thru.
Mr. Breitlmupt has many vari
eties of seeds planted, keeping a
careful record of tho varieties,
when planted, under what cir-
the time and the results from
time to time. All theso demon
strations are plotted so each var
iety may bo readily found and
seen by those who come to the
farm for information. He has
seeded his grains, alfalfa, field
peas, corn and vegetables at diff
erent periods of tho season as
well as varied the thickness of
seeding. For instance: In one
plot of ground he has seeded
grain two pecks to the acre one
width of the drill, then ho sows
another row 4 pecks to the acre
to sluw the effect on tho conserv
ed moisture, tho growth of grain,
its condition from time to time
and exactly tho result. This
demonstration is particularly in
teresting as it shows at this time
the difference in tho seeding.
Anyone may observe it The
two-peck seeding is far superior
to the heavier seeding and clear
ly demonstrates the necessity of
sowing in proportion to t n e
amount of moisture, as the two
peek sowing is far superior to the
other. In fact the latter already
shows the effect of drougth,
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Get Your
of .Iai'-o-nita PorfuiucH.
body I 'm'H It. All tho go.
C. C. Chapman and Party Touring Central
Oregon Spend Two Days Here Big
Meeting at Tonawama Theatre
Tho Times-Herald received a
story of tho HtnrtitiK of n party
from Portland tho first of this
week mid it was put in typo,
later they nrrived in Burns nnd
have spent tho past two days
touring this valley and talking to
tho people. Meotinjrs have been
held nt Harriman, Lawen nnd
other points that have been of
material benefit to tho farmers
and tho general development of
tho country.
When that prince of booatorn,
C. C. Chapman, starts out with
a bunch ho always makes good
and this is one of the times he is
C C. Cliftpman tlio lloofttrr
doing a little better. With Phil
Hates, Prof. C. L. Smith and
others thr-y arc waking up tho
people of the interior to the real
value of their surroundings and
tho great future in store for
A public meeting will bo held
at Tonawama theatre tonight tt
which theso gentlemen and
others will address the people on
subjects of importance to them.
A special invitation is extended
to tho farmers to attend this
meeting ns Prof. Smith will
lecture on "Diversified Farm
ing nnd Small Farms." Prof.
Smith is agriculturist of tho 0.
W. It. & N. Co. It will bo an in
teresting meeting throughout
and of a general development
character. Tonawama orchestra
will assist in entertaining the
crowd nnd it is hoped to see a
large attendance. Tho meeting
is free to all both ladies and gen
tlemen. One feature of particular in
terest to tho people of this coun
ty at tho present time will be
discussed: The installation of
agricultural and domestic scienco
chairs to our high school. This is
a matter of great importance to
this section and will bo taken up
by local speakers as well ns our
vititors. Come and tako part in
this meeting. Got in line with
tho spirit of tho times nnd take
advantage of tho suggestions
given us by practical men who
have mado a Btudy of things and
know what they arc talking
Tho party expect to leavo in
tho morning for Lakovicw.
Tho original story of tho trip
of theso gentlemen nnd their ob
ject as given Tho Times-IIcrnld
tho first of tho week follews:
To spy out tho best automo
bile route from tho Columbin
River south to Lnkoviow, touch
ing tho lending cities of tho in
terior, so thnt Portland delegates
to tho Central Oregon Develop
ment League convention at Lake
view, in August, may have tho
best route to travel, a party of
Portland pathfinders loft Port
last Monday morning, for a two
weeks tour of inspection through
tho interioi. Tho party is head
ed by C. C. Chapman, manngcr
of tho Portland Commercial Club,
who is very enthusiastic about
tho Lakovicw trip and who hopes
to tako to tho convention a largo
number of Portland business
men in order that thoy mny have
u bettor knowledge of tho Cen
tral Oregon country.
Besides finding tho most fav
orable roads for tlio August con
vention party, the preliminary
trip has another interesting fea
ture in that tho Portland Auto
mobile Club has sent along map
makers with a view to making
permanent records of tho intor-
The County Seat City Steadily Advanc
ing To The Front Ranks of In
dustrial Importance. Crop Condi
tions Were Never Better and Prom
ises Bountiful Returns To Farmers
Tho Progress of Bums the Ban
ner City, is unprecedented, its
steady growth is in evidence from
runny sources, nnd tho contin
uance of this is assured from
every cnusunl standpoint f view.
Tho incentive for this ndvnucc-
ment has been tho ideal locution,
tho prospective rnilrond entran
ces, tlio excellent tacilmcs for
handling freight nnd passengers
by two auto and truck lines, nnd
the rich nnd productivu farm
. t
course of c instruction, (n picture
of which wo have heretofore pro-
duced.) In view of this fact
alone, there nro many families
contemplating moving into the
city this fall to take advantage
of the excellent school facilities
to bo offered in this district, ns
well as other advantages offered
for tho younger generation.
lany more will be attracted to
lanus surrounding tlio county connections in nil directions, ns
scat city; also its energetic busi- wc aa 8tnjre accomodations, is
ness men mid wideawake, loynl t iiKiitotl by electricity, has a good
cilizens in general, as well as Hour mill, many up to date mod
many other natural advantages. ' urn mercantile concerns, splendid
One of its principal nsscts is churches, public buildings, fair
its public school building, in grounds, ball park, a first-class
this point when they become con- only awaiting the,nvenue of ju
versant with the great education- dicial investment This wealth
nl advantages to be derived here.
Education is tho foundation of
good citizenship, and good citi
zenship the essential adjunct to
progress. Here we have all this,
nnd such u condition is sure to
prove u boon to this community.
as well as tho ndjncont country. '
Burns is loented in the heart of
Hnrnoy county, tho biggest nnd
best county
n tho state of Ore-
gon, which state is second to
none in the Union, and is as yet
in its infancy as far as its natur
al development is concerned, for
this reason we are doubly fortu
nate, nnd our city, known ns the
banner city of inland towns, ly
ing ns it does in the very gate
way to tho richest valley in the
state, sees but ono inscription on
tho horizion of the future "Pro
gress nnd Prosperity. With this
view in mind, with the push nnd
persevcrnnco of our progressive
citizens there can bo but ono ul
timate result success. Thus,
the goal of every energetic and
enterprising individual will sure
ly bo realized when so many ex
cellent qualifications aro mingled
with but tin's one desiro.
Tho grcnt Harney vnlloy, GG
miles long nnd 45 miles wide, is
well known as ono of tho richest
and best agricultural communi
ties in tho stnto of Oregon. It
is now ono of tho greatest stock
producing areas in tho state, und
only n mntter of n short time be
fore it will lend in agricultural
pursuits, as even now its fortilo
ncres nro being rapidly increased
with tho most modem of ngricul
al methods.
Tho population of Burns is
nearing tho 1600 mark and the
rapid influx of now settlors will
gradually swell tho county's pop
ulation in proportion. Tho con
templated movemonta of both
tho Hill and Harriman, lines for
supremacy in Harnov county will
prove n blessing in overy sense
of tho word, und in short it will
give a new leaso of life and acti
vity in our community in tho
next year that litis seldom been
witnessed in this section of tho
stnto, und traversing ns thoy
lMlablc Citizen
otllanuu County
The Inland
Wo represent tlmt which Is ronteil mill rulluMv Wo lmnJIo nil
Id ml a olltttul Kttato mutters Willu your Inml OIIiib paporii or
otlmr legul laud pptrt corroctly ami (uluk1y.. WK WANT YOUK
l'lHK JNBUItAMUJ llUHINKSSi wo repru.ont two of tlio itrongont
rompanltm In Amerlon TJIH AICTNA A llAHTKOUD CO'8.
IM your property with u, for enti or trwlu. IN VISHTJUATK OUK
lIUBlNKS'iMHTHOPH AN1 I'AHT Sl'PCMJbH You tiudt m, u
trust you. Auk our Olluiita. Call mill mo im
f will the most fertilo portions of
tho county, and ns seems evident
to all but tho envious nnd skepti
cal, Burns, tho county sent, will
no doubt bo tho terminal for one
or both in course of time, regard
less of what all other towns may
think to tho contrary, and you
can bank on it, that Burns will
some day, bo tho livest city on
tho main lino in this section of
tho state.
Burns has snlcndid telenhono
theatre, a good fire department,
ball team, band, orchestra etc.,
in fact it is far beyond what one
expects to find upon their arrival
here, and for this reason, we say
and believe, that Burns as a city
is destined to become one of the
best in tho west Tho product
ive power of our soil must not
no overlooked, nor tho vast sum
of capital lying in tho bankB,
will be used to develop the sur
rounding country in the most suc
cessful manner known, and thnt
will all come with the advent of
the railroads and the immigra
tion movement
Our productive soil, our many
Improvements, immense belts of
timber to tho northwest will be
manufactured into lumber in this
city, our river with its extensive
irrigation possibilities, draining
an immense water shed, bathing,
boating and fishing recreations,
and our nearby hunting grounds,
with our idcnl weather and cli
matic conditions, makes Burns
an ideal place to live.
Altho this vicinity nover has a
vast amount of rain fall, there is
nevertheless sufficient moisture
to produce tho best of evcry-
i thing, and with the largo amount
of snow fall in tho mountains,
there is sufficient for all purposes
to irrigate tho whole country,
wore it properly taken care of,
and this will be accomplished in
the immediate futuro This year
every portion of the county is
reported in a favorablo conditon
for n bumper crop, nnd without
nny unforeseen accident to mnr
tho prospective hnrvest, Hnrnoy
county will witness one of tho
biggest hnrvests in its history,
nnd nil will sco nt tho county fair
to be held at Burns this fall, sam
ples of grain, vegetables and var
ious fruits, that will make a
showing difficult to distance or
ovon compare. Tho season so
far, has been a trifle cool for tho
growth of grain, but tho best
authority believes all that is
needed nt present is a little warm
weather to put tho crops in a
good growing condition. How
over, thero ia no causo for alarm
nnd tho moro consorvativo who
understand tho weather condi
tions in this section of tho state,
aro prono to beliovo that Harney
county will averngo up and pass
tho majority of tho counties in
tho state.
Best flour (guarantee) $8.50
bbl. Harriman Mercantilo Co.
Homestead Locations
Empire Realty Company
W. T. 1.K8TEII, Malinger
The Times-Herald Rece'ves Word Direct
From Yale That Work Has Actually
Begun West to Harney County
A letter from C. B. Smith to
this office under date of July 9
states that actual tracklaying
has begun on the Oregon & East
ern Railroad fiom that point to
ward the Big Harney Country
that morning. Two big trains
of rails and tics aro used daily
and tho big track laying machine
is good for two miles each day.
A great amount of material
has been received at Vale and
the work is being rushed as rap
idly as possible. Track will bo
put down ns far as tho grade is
completed and then follow as the
road bed is in readiness. It is
tho report that the track will be
completed the first 35 miles by
the 15th of August This will
bring it near this country and be
a benefit even this season. Tho
work will attract many new peo
ple nnd start tho trend of immi
gration toward this section where
thero is room for many homo
The Times-Herald is pleased to
have this authentic news for its
readers. That work is actually
begun will give encouragement
to not only the home builder but
the man looking for big invest
ments, as it is no longer a ques
tion that the road will be built
into this section without delay.
Many improvements and devel
opment of projects of great mo
ment to the country depends up
on tho construction of the rail
road. Now that all doubt has
been removed thero is no ques
tion that theso projects will long
er remain dormant and those
who have them under considera
tion will prosecute them with
Harney county is tho biggest
territory in the interior and has
been the real goal of tho railroad
people. Hero more tonnage may
be developed aside from timber
than any other portion of the
great unoccupied territory of
Oregon. This is known to the
railroad people and since this
year has demonstrated beyond a
doubt the adaptability of the
country to grain growing and al
falfa no time will be lost in com
ing in.
On July 4th exactly 100 people
responded to the invitation which
Mr. Robins and wife cordially
extended to all tho people of
Harney County.
They were amply rewarded
and pleasantly surprised by the
hospitality of tho Robins family
which knew no bounds.
Some one suid, "Well, there's
some stylo about their way of
entertaining," but as I thought
of tho abundance of ripe cherries
which had been gathered and
tho seven freezers of ico cream
which had been prepared by the
Robins family the day before, I
vaguely wondered if there hadn't
been somo work about it, too.
Both hay nnd pnsturo has been
supplied for horses and several
took advantage of Mr. Robins
invitation to como nnd camp
there tho day before.
Joo Buchanan arranged a small
.program consisting ot a lew
j patriotic songs then without
(Warning announced that Mr.
Fosa would read the Declaration
of Independence. Tho look of
surpriso and concern which
quickly crossed tho face of Mr.
Foss, provoked much Inughtor
nmong tho crowd, but with the
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1)ISI;M;1 LAM)
KOH TllAI)K-l0crco lino lur m lne timber
ot 3,000,000 (eeli cock m J gpoil ra4 tliroimlt Una
In Iht girtt NoilUcm Malm timber bell Will tide
fur liK) turn of level Hnmiy Valley U11J Have tlu
Why Too Many Boys and Girls Leave
Their Farm Home For A Posi
tion in the City, Which Offers No
Greater Possibilties Than Those
Before Them. Stay By The Farm
The fever which burns in some
of the younger people's blood to
go to the city in quest of fame
and fortune sometimes proves a
fatal malady. The Minneapolis
Journal contains the following
pert comment upon this theme:
A young dental student com
mitted suicide in Chicago. He
left a letter for his mother in
Oklahoma, from which the fol
lowing is an excerpt:
Dear, dear Angel mether: I
never could understand why I
came to this sickening city to
take up a profession I was much
better off attending to my little
farm and teaching school."
There is more sociology in that
quotation from a suicide's letter
to his mother in the country than
in solemn tones of pseudo-scientists.
It exhibits concretely
what is tho serious matter with
our country and our youth in
these opening years of the twen
tieth century.
God makes the country and
man makes the city. That is as
true in 1912 as it ever was. And
the youth or maiden who is pri
vileged to be born in the country
ought to stay there nine cases out
of ten, and work out the problem
Pure air, pure food, healthful
labor, are the essentials of life,
and in the country they are
But, urged by a false ambition,
a deleterious spirit of adventure
a thirst for pleasure and sensa
Strictly First
Service, Fine
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Four Well Equipped Lines. Excellent Facilities
For Transporatioti of Mail, Express or Passengers
I'rnlrlc City to Burns. Vale to Burns
Burns to Diamond Burns to Venator
Howard Kellog, Agt, Burns.
Superior Service - - Quickest Way
II. ROIIU, Agent, Burns Garage, Burns, Oregon
Burns Meat IVlarket
Ii. J.yHANSEN, Proprietor
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton,
Sasuage, Bolonga,
Headcheese and Woinerworst, Etc
Wholesale and Retail
Prompt and Satisfactory Service
Your Patronge Solicited and
Orders Given Quick Attention
tion, the young desert the farm
for the city streets. They ex
change for good air, poor air, and
pure food, bad food, for labor on
the farm, labor in factory and
And how many succeed? How
many preserve their physical and
moral stamina? How many go
down in the competition in the
cities? Or even if a few succeed,
have they more than they sur
rendered when they quit the
George Ade, in one of his "fa
bles" recently described a boy
born down in Indiana, where he
hadn't anything to eat except
real butter, fresh eggs, pure milk,
genuine buckwheat cakes and
the like. The boy came to Chi
cago, acquired a million and an
indigestion and in the finest hotel
couldn't get fresh eggs, real but
er cow's milk.
But how many make a million
and achieve indigestion? Not
one farm boy in a million has it
in him to become a J. J. Hill, an
Edison, or a governor. Ninety
nine out of a huundred who come
to the city are bound to succeed
in a small way if they succeed at
Better stay upon the farm,
girls and boys, if you are lucky
enough to have been born there
upon. Staying there you will
better help yourselves and your
country as well. Moreover there
is large profit in well ordered
Class. Splendid
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