The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, September 14, 1912, Image 1

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Tho Biggest County In The Stato
The Bisftcst City In Tho Biggest )j
CoilntV 111 Tho Stnfn Of Oroo-nn !!
Of Oregon, Best In The West III
NO 44.
Supply For Settlers Assured. Success
At Hampton Booms Free Land
Territory and Opens Desert Act
Opportunities County Pays For
Experiment, Which Is Successful
Any Boy Will Do Belter In Every Way If
Give A Chance To Follow His Own
Desise In Selecting a Profession
Says Agricultural President
The most important singlo to do with hnvlng tho well drilled,
achievement in the history of the it, however being tho direct out-
southeast homestead country was
accomplished last week when a
permanent water supply was ob
tained by well diggers at Hamp
ton, says the Bend Bulletin. Tho
new well is 1G7 feet deep, and has
from 20 to 40 feet of water, with
every indication of an inexhausti
ble supply.
As a result of the "strike",
which proves that water is ob
tainable with little dilHctilly
throughout the freeland territory
a renewed interest in getting
these last untaken acres from the
government is manifested, and
what promises to be a considera
ble land rush is under way.
There is, of course, jubilation
among the homesteaders already
on claims, and it is underbtood
that the well drilling company is
swamped with orders fromjsot
tlers who want wells sunk on
their property.
Hampton, where the new well
is, is about 70 miles southeast of
Bend. The well is on tho Bend
Burns road. It has been dug at
the expense of the county, the
County Court recently having
agreed to devote $1,000 if nec
essary, to secure a well there,
not only for its benefits to the
settlers and to ascertain the cost
of obtaining permanent supply,
but also to serve as a watering
point for the heavy freight traffic
between Bend and Burns. J. E.
Sawhill, of the Central Oregon
Development League, the Bend
Commercial Club, and many local
merchants and others had much
come of tho progrcssiveness of
the Hampton country settlers
and the wise action of the county
A. T. Shaver is at the head
of the well drilling outfit. Water
was struck at 1G7 feet, and now
stnnds21 feet deep. The total
expense of the experiment has
been but $332.50. The well dril
ling cost $250, wood and water
$50.50 and board $2G.
The well remains the property
of the county. Just how it will
be managed is as yet undecided,
but probably some one will be in
charge, and water will be sold to
settlers and freighters for just
enough to cover actual operating
expenses. A gasoline or other
engine probably will be employed
for the pumping.
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
Your wife should not be com
pelled to stand over a hot cook
stove this kind of weather. Get
her one of those fireless cookers
at Clevenger's. Go and see
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. S. LOCKWOOD Micr. - - II. nOIIU. Act. Burns
Everybody Uses It!
RexalS Remedies
Theyre The Best
Our Display Window, Nolo tho Coinploto Lino
We Carry. Nothing Hotter On Tho Murkot. Wo
Want Yon To Coino In Anil Lot 1h Show Yon
Tho Best and Biggest Line in Burns, Try It.
Rexal Drug Store
hwm REED BROS. Props.
" 'Just two kinds of hoys at
tend collego thoso who como
and thoso who arc sent' So
spoke tho president of an nKri-
cultural college. 'With tho for
mer tho faculty have no trouhle.
Such hoys mean husincss and as
a rule, they mnko their mark in
tho world.'
"This thoURht should ho of
great assistance to tho farmer
confronted with the questien:
Shall I send my hoy to college?
College may ho tho making or
marring of a career-so may
staying upon the farm. Every
normal fat her desires the welfare
of his children. How decide?
Watch tho hoy! Give him a
chance in the direction his taste
naturally lies. Many a hoy cut
out to he a merchant fails because
his parents won't give him a
chance. Many a hoy fails as a
farmer because ho should have
been a blacksmith or a lawyer.
His heart is not in tho farm,
therefore ho cannot succeed.
Every normal boy is by naturo
better equipped for some one
thing than for anything else.
If the son ms a mania for mak
ing things, cultivate and educate
that mania.
"The hoy will largely train him
self up to a certain point. Then
if he wants a college education
enough to work his way more or
less he may safely he trusted to
make a start If he is half
hearted about being sent, it is
not safe to send him. The saf
est college for such a boy is the
agricultural college, because he
will there associate largely with
farmers' sons, and be in contact
with farm subjects. Should he
return to tho farm he will not
have departed so far from the
farmers' line of work as he would
had he been &ent to a ditrerent
kind of college."-Northwest
At the Oregon Agricultural
College last year there were 253
students who earned every cent
of their expenses, 100 more who
worked for half tho money they
spent, and 2-13 others who earn
ed some part of the money for
their college course.
For tho boy who wishes to go
into tho business world, there are
both two and four year courses in
the school of commerce; for the
boy who would like to become a
blacksmith or a carpenter there
are special courses in forgo work
and carpentry in the school of
engineering; for the boy who has
an aptitude for electricity, sur
veying, mining, or road building
there are also special engineer
ing courses.
Farmers' sons and those from
the fruit and cattle lands, how
ever, are offered a wide choico of
agricultural branches of train
ing, in which they can prepare
themselves either for special
work in some one line, or for
general farming, either under
conditions of the moist western
part of the state or those of the
dry-farming region in tho cast
Should Not Export Grain.
That Oregon is making a great
mistake in exporting its grain
instead of feeding it to livestock,
is tho belief of Dr. James Withy-
combe, director of the experi
ment station at the Oregon Agri
cultural Cdllego; expressed
strongly in a recent address be
fore the Portland advertising
He pointed out the fact that
there are ten million acres of
dairy land in Oregon, nnd that
two acres can support a cow.
Thus fivo million cows, each
worth a $100 profit annually, or
five hundred million dollars to
gether in profit each year to tho
state, could bo fed on this land.
By feeding tho grain instead
of exporting it, Dr. Withycomho
estimates that tho farmer would
get fifty cents more a bushel, or,
on a crop of fifteen million bush
cla for the state, $7,500,000. Tho
export of $101,000,000 worth of
dairy produce, bacon and eggs
from Denmark, which supports a
population of 2,600.000, under
trying climatic conditions, proves
conclusively what can bo dono
under right management. Ore
gon, with its fine climate and
rlnh vnrint.v of Rnilfl flhnnld tin
Marshal Stroud Shot
And Killed At Harney
Falls Dead Before Fatal Fusilade Of Bullets
Fired By Men He Attempted To Arrest
Four Men Alleged To Be Implicated In
.The Shooting Are Taken Into Custody
By Sheriff Richardson And Under Arrest
One man is dead and another
wounded as a result of a very
nasty shooting scrape in Harney
Wednesday afternoon. The dead
man is Z. II. Stroud, tho city
marshal, who was acting in an
official capacity it seems when he
met his death. The shooting
took place in front of the post
oflico and Mr. Stroud fell inside
where he expired immediately.
Tho wounded man is Burbank
Clay, who has a flesh wound
which is not considered serious.
finally placed tho latter under ar
rest and learned that Lowell was
mixed up in tho affair but had
left town. It seems Matheny
volunteered to go after him and
was deputised for that purpose
and another man sent with him.
Later Sheriff Richardson was in
formed that ho had sont an ac
complice out after his man. Ho
brought Buckland to Burns and
hurried back to tho scene He
found out moro about the shooting
and early next morning started
and Stroud entered tho post
office together. Burbank Clay
was out in the street with a
pistol in his hand. After Davis
and Stroud had entered the post
office two shots were fired. They
both camo out and Stroud told
tho boys (James Buckland nnd
Clay to "cut it out. " Mr. Davis
also asked them to put up their
guns and obey the law; Clay con
tinued his abuse and Stroud came
back out again and told Clay and
Recent Auto Trip Thru Surrounding
Country Displays Wonderful Ad
vancement Along The Agricultural
Line And The Productive Fertility
Of Harney County's Splendid Soil
In company with N. U. Car-'pcrties and will be valuable when
pontcr, Dr. H. M. Horton and we get the railroads as no doubt
Judge Miller The Times-Herald
man made a hurried visit to Har
riman Tuesday and was astonish
ed to see the amount of improve
ments throughout the territory
between this city and that point
Tho party went out by the way
of Lawen and returned by tho
warm springs, through Valley
View district to Wclcomeville
and then straight west on the
Crow Camp road to Burns.
Dr. Horton is installing a pump
ing plant out at his place just
east of the Experiment Station
Buckland, tho latter also having He 1ms a well 1000 feet deep and
Four men are under nrrcst as out after his man. Ho found a pistol out, to consider them- nn8 nttached a centrifugal pump
being implicated in tho affair, Lowell at tho Pralro home on selves under nrrest and to appear w,tl Rasoline engine with which
Burbank Clay, James Buckland, Cow Creek eating breakfast; before the justice tho next morn-, to Iact! a portion of the tract
G. H. Matheny and Otto Lowell, placing irons on him he secured ing. From that time until after llntIur irrigation. Several new
These men with the exception of a horse and started out to find tho volley of shots there is con- homestead cabins were passed on
Clay, are in the county jail
awaiting developments nnd their
preliminary will be held as soon
as possible.
When tho information was first
telephoned here it was impossible
to got any definite details re
specting the shooting or princi
pals, tho only information being
that Marshal Stroud had been
shot down in n fusilade of bul
lets. Sheriff Richardson went
up immediately and tried to get
at tho bottom of the affair. Ho
found Burbank Clay in bed with
a bullet wound in his side nnd nnd Lowell accountable for mur
James Buckland with him. He dor. Jasper Davis testified ho
Matheny and had gone but a siderablo confusion as to what u,c roaa Bomg down and it was
short distance whon ho met him happened. Several saw tho ,lolcu that .many were enlarging
coming down tho road. It seems 'shooting from various places near tn0'r clearings and preparing to
Matheny had gone to the cabin and it is thought ns many as 25 cultivate a larger area than he
occupied by himself and Lowell . or more shots were fited. 'Win. fre-
hut the latter had not como to Russell, Mr. Thompson nnd Fred Geo. Parker has purchased the
tho house during the night, ovi- Haines all saw more or less of it store at Harriman from Dr.
dently spending tho timo out in nnd tho latter states that a tall Denmanand we found Miss Mary
the open. man was standing behind the Croxton in charge of the store
Coroner Geary held an inquest screen in a saloon door adjoining and postoffice. School had been
Thursday forenoon nnd took the tho post office shooting with a in session at Harriman since
rifle, Clay was out in the street September 2 and the attendance
where he had been flourishing is large. The party found some
his gun nnd telling Stroud to
como out. Jnmes Buckland
stood near the saloon with a
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testimony of a number of wit
nesses. The coroner's jury after
hearing tho evidence brought in
n verdict holding Clay, Buckland
Citizens Of
Harney Valley!
Harney County grown citron at
the store and The Times-Herald
man bought one thinking he was
getting a water melon this
shows his knowledge of farming
and what can he raised in this
Coming back the party visited
the big warm springs just north
of the Harriman townsite. This
' is owned by Dr. Denman and it
is said to contain mineral pro-
there will be a large sanitarium
erected there and a resort of
magnitude. The water has been
dammed up and is not so hot as
has been represented to tho
writer who had not visited it be
fore. The road brings one near the
homestead of Prof. Jokisch, prin
cipal of the high school. Here
was found a fine stone residence
built of native stone with a com
fortable fire place and everything
quite handy and cosy. Prof.
Jokisch, like his neighbors, has
quite a clearing and his farm
looks like he intends to make a
home. The trip through Valley
View district disclosed much de
velopment work in the way of
clearing, fencing and general im
provement Several nice com
fortable homes were passed and
also some good gardens. The auto
encountered some quite deep
sand in this vicinity which caused
slow progress hut the soil was
most productive as shown on each
side. Four antelope were seen
in a field near the road near the
f Wclcomeville territory and it was
certainly a pretty and unu
sual sight, as these beautiful
creatures that used to be so plen
tiful are now rare in the Valley.
Among the farms passed that
have fine crops of grain were
C. E. McPheeters, Dan Varian,
G. W. Clevenger, Brown & Sons,
F. O. Jackson, Fred Denstedt C.
A. Korten. All of these places
have yielded big crops this sea
son and show the advancement of
farming methods in this section.
Mr, Carpenter was particularly
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At a recent meeting the Central Oregon OH &'Gas Company,
requested You the people of Harney County, be given an opportunity to
subscribe for and become associated with us in this Company.
Every dollar needed can and will be secured to push this great work
begun, a work that is destined to make the Harney Valley the Greatest
Wealth Producing Section in the Northwest. You have every geological in
dication required to make it the Greatest OH & Gas Field of the United
States. We have the men who know how and the best machinery to do
the work. Your co-operation is respectfully invited. Those responding
will find Mr. H. H. Godfrey at the Company's office in Burns, who will be
pleased to accept their subscriptions for stock on behalf of the Company.
YOU Are Invited!
Also REMEMBER The Great Work Begun SHALL BE Completed,
even though you do not see fit to aid in its behalf.
Strictly First Class. Splendid
Service, Fine Accomodations,
Commercial Headquarters
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Central Oregon Oil & Gas Co.
By J. S. MacDonald, 327-328 Corbett Building
The University Of Oregon Correspondence School
Offers, Free, with the exception of cot of pottage onpaper and cokt
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Electricity, English Literature, English Composition, History, Mathematics,
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Courses in Residence at the University prepare for the Profession of
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