The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, September 07, 1912, Image 1

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CITY OF BURNS
The Biggest City In Tlio Biggest
Tho Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Bet In Tho Weit
County In The Stato Of Oregon
VOL. XXV
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, SEPTEMBER 7, 11)12
NO 43.
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BURNS BALL TEAM
ARE VICTORIOUS
Home Team Won All Three Games In
Recent Series With Prineville and
Makes A Fine Showing In First
Series Of Season. Games Planned
For Fair Week at Prineville
Tho Burns ball team carried
off tho honors in nil three Ramos
played Sarurday. Sunday and
Monday with tho Prineville boys.
All tho Ramos were interesting
and some excellent work was
done by both teams, although
more or less errors occurcd.
Tho weather was rather
for ball playincr on both Satur
day and Monday, but Sunday
was a fine day for the sport and
there was a bis crowd in tho
stand and on the bleachers to
witness the game. Tho attend
ance was good all three days
however, and tho visiting team
was well received and treated
most hospitably. They were
nanuicapped by not Having as
much support from the crowd as
the home team, which was nat
ural, but they took their defeats
like real sports and thero were
no antagonistic feelings displayed
at any time during the series.
Pat Donegan, a brother to As
sessor Doncgan. who recently ar
rived here from Jackson county,
umpired the fitt-t and last games
alone, but was assisted in the
Sunday game by J. R. Stnibon of
Prineville. The score Saturday
was 7 to 5. Sunday i) to 11, and on
Monday 11 to 12.
The Prineville boys, eleven
players in all, with a few friends
arrived Friday evening and were
entertained that night by a dance
given for their pleasure by the
local team at Tonnwama. They
were a gentlemanly bunch of
was given on Monday ovoning
and they left for homo Tuesday
morning with tho intention of
making arrangements for a re
turn scries at their home town
at which they propose to get
oven. They realize, however,
that they are going to have to
raw play ball to ticicat tlio liurns
team, all of whom nro local boys
and are in tho game for the Bport
there is in it
There were some exceptionally
fine plays made during the
games, several doubles were
made and at critical times it
seemed the homo team was there
with the goods. Prineville had
home good seasoned players who
would have made things inter
esting in general had tho entire
team been up to their standard.
It .seems the visitors did not ex
pect to go up against such a
strong aggregation and were
considerably surprised; therefore
somewhat demoralized.
The occasion was thoioughly
enjoyed by all, as wns also the
excellent music furnished each
day by the Tonawama Band, and
it certainly deserves credit for
tliat Burns can "como back" and
we hopo to sea more games witli
outside teams from this on
There was some talk of n series
with Sumpter during fair week,
but wo nro informed tho boys
hnvo given it up as tho timn is
short in which to mnko necessary
arrangements, besides with tho
afternoons taken up entirely
with interesting programs with
a trap shooting tournment plan
ned for tho week by tho Rod and
Gun Club and arrangements un
der way for n scries of farmer's
meetings during tho week, it
would have been rather hard to
sccuro timo for ball games and
given them tho necessary sup
port and attondnnco tlioy de
servo. However, there is yot
timo to promote a game or two
boforo bad weather and wo hopo
tho boys will keep up tho good
work.
New Telephone. Deal On
OREGON'S IMMENSE
UNDEVELOPED AREA
Thousands Of Acres And Many New
Homes May Be Had In The New
Country Now Being Built Into By
The Hill-Harriman Line From Vale
Into Eastern and Central Oregon
FLOUR MILL MAN HERE
Mn Stelhlioff and Sons Arrive and Pre
pare to Build on Land Recently Tur
cbas Near Burn: Mill And
Machinery to Come Later
the effort and loyalty it displayed
in making the affair pleasant and
successful.
The Times-Herald was pleased
to see the game so well attended,
and the general interest revived,
also the manner in which the
business houses closed up and at
tended tho games, which was
certainly very commendable.
boys who won the esteem of our We have not had any good ball
people by their cheerfulness, and ( playing here for a number of
good fellowship prevailed during years and interest had lagged,
their entire stay. Another dance The series just finished shows
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Tho Times-Herald is informed
that W. K. Merrill of Portland,
who wns in tho city this week,
secured nn option on tho Union
Tolephone & TeleRrnph Co. stock
and has cone back to nrranjro for
its purchase. It is the impres
sion among some thnt he is a re
presentative of tho Pacific States
Co. which is operating all over
tho west That company once
held this field but were succeed
ed by the present company which
was organized by Mr. Lawrence.
Just what tho object is in buying
the lines again is speculative. It
is a fact that the business has
greatly increased during the re
cent years thnt the local company
has had the management and
with the approach of railroadi it
would naturally be a better in
vestment.
There is room for much greater
activity in that line in this county
nnd it is hoped thnt should the
deal go through the new owners
would sco fit to extend the lines
to cover the entire county as well
as directly connecting with tho
outside. We need better facili
ties along this lino and with peo
ple financially able and progres
sive taking tho project up we
will receive better service, or
rather a larger field of service
and make Burns nn important
center of telephone connections
all over this part of the state.
A company recently completed
a line from Winncmucca to Dcnio
and is now building north fur
ther into this county with tho in
tention of connecting with the
local line at Wild Horse. This is
an important connection and it is
hoped will bo made without delay.
Occasionally tho, MgjMers ofia.t when Harney County get.
tnoNoftliwesl; really "get some-indequato railway facilities tho
Mill Deal Did Not Go Thru
A meeting of tho Silvics River
Farmer's Union was held Wed
nesday afternoon at which the
proposition was considered to
buy the liurns (lour mill. Last
week a considerable number of
the members were favorable to
the deal and it was thought the
deal would go thru but after get
ting together it was decided not
to buy. The mill togother with
the farm adjoining had been of
fered to the farmers on very
reasonable terms by tho present
stockholders of the property but
the farmers did not seem to
want to assume tho management
of tho property thercforo the
deal was closed.
One of tho particular reasons
for the trade was tho fact that
the farmers have a big crop on
their hands and tho mill now has
a quantity of botrf'wheat and
flour on hand from last year's
crops, therefore is not in tho
market at present for wheat.
However, if tho local farmers
will buy all their flour here and
help get rid of tho present sup
ply thero is no doubt but tho mill
will take their grain at a reason
able figure.
Should the farmers have to
hold some of tho grain until noxt
spring thoy will certainly find a
ready market for it when tho
railroad contractors got in this
Valley.
thing respecting Central Oregon
that is right Publication of
facts aronlwaysto tho advantage
of this territory and show tho
outsldo world what Central Ore
gon really iB nnd what great de
velopment can bo mado to tho
advantage of tho entiro country.
An editorial in tho Oregoninn
of August 21 is a statement of
facts that will give pcoplo an idea
of tho magnitudoof the big Har
ney country and what it will do
when given transportation. It
says:
Taking tho average for tho last
twelvo years, wo find tho nnnual
wheat crop of Oregon amounts to
less than 16,000,000 bushels
M.8G7.0 10, to be exact Tho ave
rage yield per aero must bo
around twenty bushels. Thnt
may seem large, but it must bo I
remembered that every year we
are harvesting more wheat from .
irrigated lands, where tho yield'
is more often above 40 bushels '
than under, and by scientific
farming most of the best wheat
area has been brought to some
thing over thirty bushels per
acre some of it to GO bushclB.
Thus wo have about 1,500,000
acres in our wheat farm, for tlys
great bulk of the land is seeded
only on alternnto years, being
Summer fallowed every other
year. Our wheat farm can then
be said to cover 2360 square miles
or, say, a strip of land 100 miles
longbytwenty-thrco and one-half
miles wide.
In the great Harney Valley in
interior Oregon, thero aro at' other claims in
least a thousand squaro miles of many of them
arable land. If the vnlleys run
ning into tho main valley aro con
sideredsuch as Silvics, Silver
Creek, Sago Hen, Rattlesnake,
Cow Creek, Crane Creek, Mal
heur and Dundcr and lJhtzcn, brought back tho homesteaders
and dozens of Bmaller nooks and who proved up and left in dis-valleys-thero
must be almost guBt during tho last forty years
as much land in tho Harney it would bring an influx of from
25,000 to 35,000 people to those
two counties. For it must bo
remembered that neither Harney
nor Malheur is small in size.
Tho two combined aro four-fifths
the size of West Virginia.
Oregon wheat form will be
doubled, as also will bo tho an
nual yield.
It is not to bo supposed thnt all
of this area will bo seeded to
wheat Much of it is owned by
absentees. Much of it is held
for spcculativo purposes and some
of it is not good wheat land. But
thero are dozens of othor valloys
in Harney county and many hun
dreds of thousands of acres of
bench lnnd that aro almost ideal
for wheat raising. Thero nre
also hundreds of thousands of
acres of good wheat land to
bo oponcd up in Malheur Coun
ty. Add these lands to tho total
and in a few years Oregon ought
iu uu pruuuciug iwjcu uiu quan-
I tity of wheat wo are now grow-
i ing.
j That is ono of the things to bo
expected from tho road being
i constructed from Vale west to
tho Harney Valloy, or practically
through that valley. Vast areas
now lying idle will becomo pro
ductive. The thousands of home
steads throughout tho interior
that have been proved upon, and
then abandoned, will again be
como real homes, and tho land
brought under the plow. All of
tho vacant Government land
' within easy reach of the railway
i will bo taken up. It is said that
i near Drewsey alone there aro
I moro than 600 good quarter seo
I tions thnt can bo taken under the
homestead law. This will be
only from twenty to thirty-five
' miles from tho railroad at Jun
I turn. Thoro -are thousands of
other localities,
near wood and
water and all within easy reach
of tho now rail route.
This railroad will mean much
to Oregon; moro in fact than
many of us realize. If it merely
John Scothofr, formerly of
Now Salem, North Dakota, who
recently purchnsed a largo tract
of land from tho Oregon & West
ern Colonization' Co. adjoining
this city, arrived here this week
in company with his sons. They
came with their own teams from
Bend nnd nro now assembling
material to build homes on tho
land. The families aro at Bend
nnd will bo brought over when
the houses nro completed.
Mr. SccthotT shipped his entiro
roller mill plant from New Salem
to Bend and it is now stored
thero awaiting railroad develop
ments. Ho will not bring tho
mill in at present but has two
car loads of household goods and
farm equipment which will be
brought over as soon ns the
homes aro provided for tho fami
lies. Ho informs The Times
Herald that it is his hope the
railroads will build to this city as
ho desires to put up his mill here,
but docsnot want to establish it
until he knows definitely where
tho best facilities for shipping
aro to bo had.
Mr. Scethotr was on a deal for
the flour mills at Bend but it did
not go through. He believes
this is a much better territory
for such u business, however, and
tho people of this section nro
very glad to welcome him and
his enterprise. ,
LINE APPEARS TO BE
HILL-HARRIMAN ROAD
Little Doubt Exists Now That Railway
Across The State Of Oregon Is A
Joint Enterprise. 'Nevertheless It
Is Welcomed By All And Will Be a
Boon To The Great Harney Valley
Real Farmer's Boy
Advices reaching here from ultimately, the connecting link
New York seem to leave little, from Bend, the present southern
doubt that the first-class railroad t terminus of the Oregon . Trunk,
line which the Oregon Short Line to the Idaho boundry, will open
is flinging westward across Ore-' another enormously rich countfv
gon is a joint Hill and Harriman ' in the Gem State.
enterprise. The information re-1 Tho Hill Deonle with a linn nl-
ceived here emanates from East-1 ready extending into theCampaB
cm financial interests closely nl- Prairie as far as Grangeville,
lied with the two great systems have recently let a contract for
indicating that the sinews of the construction of an extension
war for constructing this 300- of 100 miles south from Grange
mile line from tho Idaho border ville to a connection with New
to u junction with the Hill and Meadows, on the Pacific & Idaho
Harriman roads at Bend be-' Northern, which taps the rich
ing supplied partly by tho Hill west central portion of Idaho,
financial group and partly by the The Hill line from Grangeville
Harriman backers in Wall street, south would km an enourmous
says tho Telegram. agricultural section as well as a
Thero is no pretense of con- fino timber and mining belt in
cenlment of the fact that the the Salmon River district
Harriman purpose is to make; There have been rumors that
this line the double track of its the Harriman and Hill forces
main line from Portland to the were to join hands in pushing a
East, and that as soon as the line east and west across Oregon
ever since the Hills sold to the
Harriman system all its rights in
the Boise & Western through the
Malheur Canyon a couple of
years ago. The Boise & West-
valley as there is in the pre
sent Oregon wheat farm. But if
thero is any doubt, any over esti
mate, throw in tho Catlow Valloy,
which is moro than half as large
as Harney valloy and then Bay
Fertility in Farm Produce. "The value of tho plant food
in one aero of wheat equals
i :, ., u.. r ,in,;.tn.-ni.t. $11.40, "say b Prof. Bradley. "In
It is a matter of considerable m, !,. ju ORwnrth At nUnt
interest nnd importance to know K "SSTCtoW TbThKf n
tho demands which particular Jgf ft KSSf ilK
crops nre making upon tho soil, Viind mt BKkS
Sfifi? ? Sn1nrSiSS5'Sinu?,ofC ZSs t affair
?i?fff&j0i?nmJJ& and vctch 8 "Bet by tho storage
TA0LfSrt'ot atmospheric nitrogen in the
demands by appropriate fertHIza- n51 ,,v .,.,,. -,,,.,- ,nf thn
tion," says Prof, U. ,. urauiey . ',tfamn , ,W nfmmn
Ifd I Vll " """ "" " "V "-- WW...W
on the soil, Tho mineral roods
Despondency.
Is often caused by indigestion
and constipation, and quickly
disappears when Chamberlain's
Tablets nro taken. For sale by
all dealers.
Horso collars at J. C. Welcome
says Prof. C. E,
of tho Oregon Agncultural Col
lego chemistry department in a
-.... 1. ..Il.il.. .. ."Til..-. Oiln t
Oregon." (No. 112.)
and nitrogen by leaching nnd tho
loss of nitrogen by direct oxida
tion nro, of course, additional de
mands which come to tho culti
vated soil," ho continues. Ho
then givcB a table of fertility of
wheat, votch hay, alfalfa hay,
timothy, potatoes, apples, fat
cattle, milk, butter and fresh
kale, showing tho composition
nnd market value.
wnicti tticse leguminous crops
carry, however, aro largo and
represent real lossos when they
nro sold as hay from tho farm.
The values for kale are oxtremo
and represent tho real demands
on an acre of soil by nn average
kalo crop, which, by experience,
is known to bo hard on the land.
Tho stnnll amount of fertility en
tering into dairy products and
live stock explain tho well known
fact that these industries do not
dcploto tho soil."
J. T. Garrett and family we're
down from their mountain dairy
farm during the week. It is the
first time Mr. Garrett has been
down for six months and he came
to bring a load of fat hogs to the
local market Tho family will
move down later in order that
tho little son John may enter
school.
John is now 7 years old and is
going to bo a farmer if he con
tinues ns he now is headed. He
made a hay hand this season dur
ing harvest time driving tho pull
up team during tho stacking.
His father could not get necess
ary help at that time so John
went to work. He did all the
harrowing this spring and milks j
7 and 8 cows, having learned to I
milk when he wns 5 years old.
He went alone through the tim
ber 15 miles tho other dny to his
grandfather's. He has been a
good horseman for the past two
years and frequently drives the)
stock from one pasture to another
and rides the range in the vicini
ty of his home alone.
John takes the place of a farm
hand in many ways even though
young in years, and is dependa
ble. The work ho docs is not
heavy but it gives his father
moro timo at other work. He is
going to bo n real farmer and
other Harney county boys should
follow his example.
Diarrhoea Quickly Cured.
"I was taken with diarrhoea
and Mr. Yorks, the merchant
here, persuaded mo to try a bot
tle of Chamberlains Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. After
taking ono doso of it I was cured.
It also cured others that I gave
it to," writes M. E. Gebhart,
Oriole, Pa. That is not at all un
usual, An ordinnry attack of
diatrhoea can almost invariably
bo cured by one or two doses of
this remedy. For sale by all
dealers.
present extension of 140 miles
from Vale on the Short Line to
I Dog Mountain, 20 miles south of
Burns, has been completed, con
tracts will bo let for tho construc
tion of the remaining 160 miles
from Dog Mountain to Bend.
This will give tho Harriman sys
tem a complete double track line
from Portland to Omaha, as the
double-tracking of the system
over that distance has been pro
cessing for nearly two years,
and is to be completed by 1915.
The immediate advantage to
bo gained by the Hill forces by
entering into another "gentle
men's agreement" with their
ancient rival is to give them ac
cess into Southeastern Oregon in
the first place, a territory in
which the different Hill magnates
have been spending great sums
in exploitation work. Of course,
ern was the project which Col
onel C. E. S. Wood was father
ing for James J. Hill, and em
braced surveys through the prop
erty of the Willamette Valley
and Cascade military road.
Buy a Farm and make it
pay for itself. The choice farm
ing lands of Harney County.
For sale on small payment and
ten years time at 4 per cent in
terest The lands of the Harney
Valley Improvement Company
are on the market on these terms
without reservation. First ap
plicant gets his choice. 37
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