The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, February 01, 1913, Image 1

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The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The West
The Biggest City In The Biggest
County In The State Of Oregon
NO. 12
Z)c jEimtg-
Telia How The State Is To Become
One of The Greatest In The West
Thru Co-operation. Key to Suc
cess Lies In Securing Desirable Im
migrants and Making Them Feel
They Are Sure of Every Success
be brought into the plan, mo that
we will have everyone working
for the great good of the mnss'8.
If we do this, which I know we
will, then our problem is .solved.
"Now, I have an idea that the
people should not be put into a
climate to which they are unused;
they should all be sent to places
where they will not have to suf
fer in making the eheUlft from
their native land to the new land.
In other words, it is of the deep
"I am not fearful that the
state will not take care of the
people who are about to come
here, but I want to call atten
tion to the conditions, so that
one will get in and help to make
them better. Of course, I don t
believe in every one going to the
country; that's no more use than
everyone staying in the cities.
We don't want either condition
we want the proper number in
the country. Get both fixed up
I Br W. H. W.rrrn. In Th. OoiwiUll!
Bill Hanlev. christened William, inpr for a long time
product of the Rogue River Val
ley, farmer and philosopher, who
is interested in so many acres of
land in Central Oregon that he
himself hardly knows how many,
It is Ore
gon's big question and it is go
ing to be answered, too. not by
talk, but by just such work as
the Irrigation Congress, the De
velopment League and the Com-
says that the greatest problem merctal Clubs and t hambera ol
of Oregon is to get ready to take ( 'ommerce are doing. Co-opera-care
of the immigrants who will tion is the watchword and co
flock to the state when the Pan-1 operation will solve the problem
ama Canal is opened to the world, of caring for our share of the
While "Bill" Hanley-no one immigrants."
calls him William-is classed m "What moans do you think
a farmer, he is one-and more, ahoukl be used in handling these
He is a real student of American immigrants?" he was asked.
conditions ana wnen u Mum i They must be kept moving,
telling about what Oregon needs ho rt,()iel. "They've got to be
est importance that we shall see j right and things will move along
and how to get it. he is the an
il.ority of authorties.
He is easily a picturesque char
acter, but the most notable trait
he possesses is his genuineness
ihere is none of the sham about
lim and he never "loses his head. "
Wherever he goes; he is the can-
ter of admiring attraction Men
ike to talk to him because he is
vorth talking to. He is a great
hinker and logic Hows from his
ips whenever ne opens n
While other people are con-
erning themselves a great deal
kept moving. Never allow them
to drop their grips or unpack
their trunks hen-. Keep them
a-going along to the country.
The minute they stop in a little
city, your slums nave sianeu;
thev will never leave. But once
they get to the farms, they will
never leave either. Things will
work out all right by co-operation.
That is, we've got to see
to it that these immigrants are
looked after when they reach
shore and that they are sent
along to such climates and sur
roundings as are as near to their
hot or cold.
"Now, the thing that's to be
bout various subjects to them of custom and liking as possible.
he deepest import, "Bill" Han- And this state has nearly all of
1 Lf- - - S atl f l, .... 1 i a-n niiii llHrl ii.Killl lntu . i
ty is aevoiing nis lime cnieny i"-- i.miimh aim wwhumh w
working out the vast problems any people who will come, too.
hat are to make of Oregon what 1 OU can get about any climate
should be a very great state, you want in Oregon, wet or dry.
" I find a lot of people worry
g a great deal about what kind
a showing Oregon is going to I done with these people who are
iake at the San Francisco fair" i going to come here, is to see to
wid he. "The real thing to it that they get started right.
rry about is how we are going I The problem is to get them to
take care of the large number! go through the cities to the
I people of all kinds who are country and to the right places,
urely coming here. Whon you They will go if we get ready to
gin to think about that, you .see to them right. The cities
re getting onto a subject that is must co-operate with the farmers
ig enough to keep us all work- and the towns and villages must
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All fully equipped and delivered here in Burn
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That You Have Your Prescriptions Filled At The
A license is not all that is required to fill Prescriptions.
You must have perfect quality of ingredients, accuracy in
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We give you all these. We never substitute. Your
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REED BROS., Props.
to it that every class of jieople
coming here to settle shall be got
to the place where they will be
happy and where they will thrive
and make Reed on the land."
Asked as to his opinion on how
many people Oregon can care for
well, h replied:
"Why, 1 don't know, there are
more than 20,(XH,(HK) acres of
land right in Central Oregon
that's never been touched. At
Burns and on our own projects,
we need 100,000 people to do
business with. Why, there is
plenty of land for (ho people, if
we can get thorn to it and got
them started. There's happiness
and plenty in store for them, too.
We will have to prepare though,
to look after thorn, and wo ought
to be doing it pretty fast in or
der to he readv. I don't care
so much about how 'he state is
represented in San Francisco at
the fair as I do how we are going
to get along when t ho big canal
opens and the people begin to
come in here."
His idea is that than should he
no exploitation of those who aro
to be future residents of Oregon,
but that the state and all citizens the end of
should join hands to make them I need to go on
feel at homo and to make them
happy in the new land.
"I have hoard" continued he,
"that there is great complaint in
the cities as to the high cost of
living. Iet DM say to you that
this condition's got to bo changed
and it can bo changed only by
getting the land occupied by pro
ducers. You know how a big
corporation is handled? Not too
many stockholders; now, then,
we don't want to get too many
stockholdecs in the state or Na
tion either; we want workers in
order to keep things running
along right ami bo happy. To
be happy is the thing to strike
for; money alone won't make
that, you've got to work hard
and keep a-striving keep at all
"Success don't come to the
man that fails and aman'scredit
doesn't increase with his failures,
I tell you; he's got to get in and
hustle and do things. I'm not
talking about myself to boast,
but whatever success that 1 have
made was made by deciding to
do a thing and a-going to work
and a-doing it. The fellow who
goes by fits and starts won't get
far. The fellow who gets there
is the one who makes up his
mind he is going to do something
and then forgets everything else
in doing it. If vow start out to
accomplish things, accomplish
them. Don't let the little side
issues make you think they're
the real things, for if you do,
you're lost.
"Now, I have a theory that the
individual is no diirerent from
the city, the state or the Nation.
We are all living here and we've
got to eat and have something to
wear and we want to enjoy our-
self and be happy, To do this,
we've got to help each other.
Ab a man or woman must not
let their head get swelled over a
a little success, so must the city,
state or Nation not he deceived,
but wo must look to it that we
take good care of our people.
Starve the people ami you starve
the city, state and Nation. Make
the people happy, give them lots
to eat and enough to wear and
get along on and you make the
city, the state and the Nation
"Do you believe that the high
living cost will be regulated with
the settlement of the country
districts?" was asked.
"Most certainly," he replied.
"It'8 got tO DO lowered. The
whole trouble now is that we've
got to many people in our cities
and not near enough in the coun
try; chang- that condition and
you change everything. You
cut the cost of living just as
Boon us you Start people to raising
wheat, cattle, hogs; things that
people need and get things mov
ing right in the country,
in better shape and people will
all be happy.
"In regard to the money part
of this thing, I would say that
the farmer, generally speaking,
will be able to get enough money
to work as much land an he is
capable of working. From a
broad standpoint. I would say
that the financial end of the thing
will work out all right, the whole
thing being that a man must have
within him the elements of suc
cess. What I mean by this is
that every man is either a suc
cess or a failure in himself. He
can't blame any one else. Now,
you can't give one man who is
not so able, as much ground to
work as you would give the man
who is able to handle a large
amount of ground, but I am not
in favor of limiting the amount
of ground any of these immi
grants shall take, except as to
their ability to till it.
'There's not much chance for
failure anv more in the farming
business, anyway. You can get
a scientific analysis of your
ground and know just about
what you're going to have at
your season. We
with this scientific
work, so that the farmer will be
able beforehand to know what
he is to get for his year's work,
The old conditions that made it
so hard for the farmer are disap
pearing, and his lot will be an
easier one and better one year by
year, with the demonstration
farms and the agricultural col
leges helping out.
"It all goes a long ways in
making the farmers life an easier
one. That is to say a farmer
used to do a whole lot of work
that he didn't need to do, only in
years gone by he didn't know it,
don't you see? He worked hard
er than he needed to, because
science had not reached the farm
"Now, here's something I'm
going to give to you there's mil
lions of dollurs worth of land ly
ing idle in Oregon that'll bring
forth, when properly tilled, bil
lions of dollars'worth of produce.
Now, then, who's going to reap
the benefit from that wealth?
won't the people who go in and
make good on the farms? Sure
they will. Now, that shows the
possibilities of tho ground here
in Oregon.
"It's a startling thing to sur
vey this state and see how little
producing is being done. Why,
you take your own Willamette
Valley and look it over. Why.
there's nothing doing there com
pared to what should be doing.
And it's well worked, compared
to other sections. What's a fel
low going to find out, then, when
he takes in the whole state? Why,
it's startling to what we must do
to have a healthv state of affairs.
The land's not to be settled up
and worked people have got to
get into it and make it produce
things to feed the families in
these large cities, like Portland.
And when that's being done this
cost of living business will adjust
"Oregon is going to have her
share of the immigrants. And
on this Coast is going to be the
population. Now why is that?
Well, you know the Pilgrim
Fathers landed where they land
ed because it was the easiest place
to land, and everyone else that
came over landed along the Atlan
tic and down that way because
the Pilgrim Fathers made it
fashionable. People like to be
fashionable and people follow
fashions. Now, then, when the
Panama Canal is opened, it'll be
easier to come to the Pacific Coast
than anywhere else; there's bet
tor prospects here, and its going
to be the fashion to come here.
Future generations will see here
on this coast, America's balance
of population.
"Tho time is ripe to get ready
for this population that's sure to
come. We must take the costly
experience of the East and apply
it to the West, so that we can
benefit by their mistakes and
profit by what they've learned.
It's no need to stumble along and
blunder where they blundered,
and if we do, we're guilty of not
only poor judgment, but much
worse. We want to arrange
things so that our large cities,
which arc sure to be built up
here, will have no slums; slums
aro not at all necessary and can
be avoided, if we use proper care
Then, if we get our people happy
and prosperous on the land, the
people in the city will be happy
and prosperous, for they can live
cheaKr and better and things
will move along right.
"Broadly speaking, I'm not an
advocate of city folks moving to
the country, if they do, they
want to go pretty early in life,
for too much warm water on the
face is bad for making farmers.
I think parents should wean their
off-spring very young, What I
mean by that is, children should
be taught young to depend upon
themselves and should not be
coddled too much; it spoils them.
I was a sort of companion for my
father, more than a son; that is
I worked with him all the time
and what I've learned about farm
ing and other things, I learned
first hand and early in life, al
though a person learns something
new all the time, as we all know.
"Now, there's one thing that
I think ought to be impressed
upon the people that money
dont make happiness. My ob
servation is that the happiest
homes are those of moderate
wealth. Wealth is nothing by
itself. People must be happy
within themselves. What we
want is plenty of happy families
of moderate means. If we get
these, things will be all right and
the state will be better off.-"
Investors and Captalists Are
Securing Information And
Prices Concerning Harney . i a xri ii i n i
Valley Land Prior To Pur- Local Men Who Have Just Recently
chasing Large Tracts
Returned From Outside Points Are
Greatly Encouraged Over Railroad
And Colonization Prospects. Pre
dict Large Influx of Settlers This
Spring And Rapid Development
B. F. Johnson, agent for the ,
Oregon & Western Colonization
Co, arrived here the fore part:
of this week with some men who I
were looking for land in the in-'
terest of big colonization people.
They also want townsite property.
The representatives were J. G.
Quigley and R. M. Manson, of
Oklahoma, W. I). Hutchinson of
Spokane, a representative of the 'Judge Levens, Judge Miller, plies right here in Oregon so far
Colonization Co., was also with William Hanley, Sheriff Richard- as possible, and more particularly
the party. on and Assessor Donegan were to give the farmers, stockmen
Mr. Quigley informed The among those who went to Port- and poultry raisers, in fact all
Times-Herald that it was their land to attend the irrigation con- producers right along the line of
intention to look over Central gress and visit other portions of work the preference in
Oregon extensively for the people . the state, to arrive home last ing such supplies. This means
they represent and make a re-Saturday evening and all are much to the Central Oregon sec
port They were most favorably proud they are Harney county tion as it will furnish a market
impressed with the Harney coun- people and pleased with the for vast amounts of products and
try, especially the Silver Creek treatment they received by the be an incentive to greater culti
section and secured such data as people of the outside cities. vation.
they could respecting the irriga- Members of the party not only li was further learned on good
tion prospects for the lands of attended the irrigation congress, authority that it was the inten-
that Valley. Mr. McConncl. who but also went to Salem to wit- tion to push the railroad work as
is promoting this project was not ness the opening of the iegisla- rapidly as possible and complete
here but Mr. Quigley hasarrang- ture extending their visit to It during this year. A well known
ed to meet him either in Bend or Kugene Corvallis and other nrm f contractors, it is said,
I ortland. Should these gentle- points. At all those places they nas uo'n Kiven the contract to
men decide to purchase, it will met people interested in the Big start work on the western part
include a large acreage and im- Harney Country and were delug- of tno roau" f0 m(et ll"' wor'
mediately be settled up by people v$ wjth ouestions in fact had now being prosecuted from the
wno are wanting homes and who to be regular information bureaus
are a part of the colonization T,ev found a wide snrpnd inter
est in this section and are con-
mieni many people will come
here in the spring to make homes
and investments. We seem to
bo well advertised throughout
that section, due to a large ex
tent to the railroads and the fur-
sehciiio under consideration. We
infer from conversation with the
gentlemen that it would be the
intention to start a town in the
settlement and encourage rapid
development of the lands ac
quired. The gentlemen intend to visit
Lake county a little later and
will return here in the early
spring to again look over this
territory as at present with the
snow covering it they were not
eastern part. It was also inti
mated that the lino through a
portion of this territory is o bo
re-surveyed and it was not known
definitely just where the line
would go.
Another authority has it that
, the Hill lines would bo in this ter
1 ritory inside of two years, thus
ther fact that the Harriman line
is now building into this terri
tory. One man said he was sur
prised to find in some instances
how much was known of our re
sources and then again to find
auie 10 ueiermine me cnaracier ppie wno seemed to know
ot the soil on some particular little of us
tracts which interests them par- The oca, homlm djd
tlcularly. I ,..!, ,!!.., ; .: "
,,,uv,i ,n iii. ii, iiiivn iiuiuoii re
specting railroad developments
other than the feeling is general
Suggests Our Possibilities
The following has been clip
ped from a recent issue of the
Rural Spirit, which gives us an
idea of the great industry open
to this section as soon as trans
portation lines reach near enough
to permit our stock men shipping
at any season of the year. When
alfalfa fed beef will bring $8 per
hundred in Portland Harney
county growers are going to be
right in the business when the
railroad is completed to this val
ley. The paragraph says:
Coorge Russell of Prineville,
Ore., sold a carload of steers on
the Portland market last week
at the record price of $8.00 per
hundred and for one extra good
animal he received $8.26. The
cattle were all alfalfa fed and
had received no grain whatever.
This is a forerunner of what
we may expect in the real estate
line during the coming year as
many people are looking to this
section for homes and the com
ing of the railroads makes the
territory more attractive. They
realize the possibilities of Har
ney Valley with adequate facili
ties for reaching the markets.
making a competing line. It has
been suggested that the Hill peo
ple have secured valuable power
sites both on the Deschutes and
the McKen.i and that the lino
would push across the Cascades
at a convenient pass already se
lected, on through Central Ore
gon toward the east That She
entire system throughout the in
terior coun try would boolectritied.
This is not an unreasonable sug-
that the transfer of the construe-! Kst'n a(1 may be true
t,cn work on the line now build
ing is a good thing for the state as
it brings the direct management
of the work closer to home peo
ple and further that it is the ex
pressed purpose to buy all
No one, who has followed the
movements of the Hill people in
this section, has ever doubted
that they would come into this
territory with their railroad at
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Sumpter R'y- Mail
Contract Still Pending
At the request of Senator
Bourne, the postoffice depart
ment has telegraphed the super
intendent of the thirteenth dis
trict instructions to endeavor to
secure a contract with the Sump
ter Valley railway for transpor
tation of mail by train between j
Austin and Prairie City. The
mail is now carried by stage, the
railroad company having refused
to make a contract. A petition
has been filed with the postoffice
depart men l signed by several!
thousand residents of both Grant
and Harney counties, asking for
the establishment of this service.
Baker Democrat.
Later advices are to the effect
that Senator Bourne was not suc
cessful in his attempt to get the
Sumpter Valley to carry the mail
from Austin to Prairie. It may
possibly be adjusted should the
contract which Kellogg's bond
ing house has to arrange be for
such figures as will justify.
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