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CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biff eat County In The State
The Biff est City In The Biff est
Of Oref on, Best In The West I
County In The State Of Ore)
BURNS. HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. JUNE 21. iUIB
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FOR OREGON SCHOOLS
imission Submits Its Report to The
State Board of Education. Books
Meet Approval of Teachers and
Educators of State, list of New
And Those Readopted Given
State Texbook Commission , Writing Lessons for rTrtmary
ompleted its labors and sub- Grades, 16-20.
its report to the State The Palmer Method of Business
of Education. Fewer Writing. 20-26.
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tea nave oeen nmtif mm
than ever before. This will
Imoney into we poceis ui
i who must furnish the books.
new books adopted have
rith the approval of teachers
lucators in this part of the
M W ! 1 1 . . 4 1 j-v n .1 f nn
le lonowing net " "
books, the books that were
looted, together with the
lange and retail price:
Bmentary Agriculture ior
mers, exchange price, 42c;
lentary History ox united
exchange price. 36c; re
hn Physiology, retail price,
leelers Graded Primer, 18-
leeler's Graded First Kead-
heeler's Graded Second Read-
Iieeler's Graded Third Read-ft-45.
fcw Educational Music Course
Music Reader, 30c.
NEW BOOKS ADOPTED.
unary Arunmeuc, imk""
itson & White s Aavanceo
ice's United States History,
Icks' Champion Speller, 12-28.
sysiology. Richie's Primer oi
iieeler'sFourth Reader. 20-45.
heeler's Fifth Reader, 25-55.
's First Reader. 15-25.
's Second Reader, 18-30.
Applied Arts Drawing-
Books, No. 41. 9-16.
" 43, 9-15.
" 44, 9-16.
" 46, 12-20
Tarr & McMurray's Geography,
Kimball's Elementary English
Book I, 18-36.
Kimball's Elementary English.
Hook II. 23-46.
HIGH SCHOOL BOOKS READOPTED.
An Academic Arithmetic.
Office Methods and Practical
Elements of Botany.
Elementary Study of Chemistry
Plane and Solid Geometry.
Caesar's Gallic War.
A First Course in Physics.
NEW BOOKS ADOPTED
Wells & Hart Algebra.
Forman's Givil Government.
Kimball's English Grammar.
Books' English Composition.
Long's English Literature.
Abernathy's American Litera
ture. Span hoof d Elementary German
Becker & Rhoades Elements
Botsford's Ancient World.
History of United States.
James and Stanford.
Essentials of Latin, by Pearson.
Bennet's Latin Grammar.
Gunnison's & Marley's Cicero.
Hopkin's Physical Geography.
Conn & Budington's Physiology
Brown's Satisfactory Store has
the agency for Walk-Over Shoes.
THE BURNS HOTEL
DELL DIBBLE, Prop.
Centrally Located, Good Clean
Meals, Comfortable Rooms,
Clean and Sanitary Beds
First Class Bar In Connection. Olve Me A Call
Burns Meat Market
H. J. HANSEN, Proprietor
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton,
Headcheese and Weinerworst, Etc.
Wholesale and Retail
Prompt and Satisfactory Service
Your Patronge Solicited and
Orders Given Quick Attention
CANYON AND BURNS
TEAMS PLAY BALL
Twa bad Garnet of Baseball Were
WitMSMf m the Bonn Duasse
Sarardajr and SundayBwii
WiMim Beth Cane.
The two ball games between
Burns and Canyon City played
last Saturday and Sunday after
noons were very good and were
enjoyed by big crowds each day.
Burns carried off both games but
there was some very good ball
played. Canyon lacked teats
work as ft seems the team was a
pick up and the players were not
used to each other. The first
game was a hot contest up to the
sixth when Burns got down to
business ami Ihe final score was
10 to 3 in favor of the home
team. J. R. Stinson of Prine-
ville acted as umpire in this game
and the Canyon boys had Poster
as pitcher and Johnson as catch
er: The Burns hattery were
Gould and Musick.
The Sunday game was witness
ed by a larger crowd. Harry
Crawford acted as umpire the
Burns battery being Clifford
Reed and Musick. Canyon put
McNaught of Baker in the box
and Jake Blank catcher. There
was some "rag hewing" in this
game that does not set well with
those who are not "on to" base
ball and caused the bleachers to
become more or less disgusted.
One of the play that gave great
est results in this game was by
Dorman Leonard, affectionately
called "Sandy" by his associates;
he is the youngest player in the
bunch but ho came to the bat at
a very critical time and makinga
safe hit brought in two men on
the bases and turned the score in
favor of his team.
Jake Blank sustained an injury
to his foot in the seventh inning
caused by Sullivan stepping on it
while trying for the home plate.
The score was ft to 5 for Burns.
"onawama band helped to make
things lively for the Sunday game
by turning out and giving some
The Canyon boys were a jolly
bunch and mad many friends
here. They express appreciation
of their royal treatment and will
no doub come over again at some
future time for a series of games.
THE ANNUAL SCHOOL
Greater Interest Manifested in School
Affairs Signified by the Attendance.
Clerk's Report Show s Cost of New
Building. Gault Elected Director,
Blott Clerk. Tax Levy of 10 Mills
The annual school mooting held
laat Monday was attended by a
greater number of voter and
patrons than for several years,
showing a decided increase in
interest in the schools. The re
port of the clerk brought out
considerable discussion and ques
tions which gave those present a
chance to see how the affairs of
the district had been cared for
and the cost of the new school
building which is the pride of
this city. Some were under the
impression that it had cost more
money than it did and that the ' Difference between to-
district was in debt to a much
Paid for teachers wages 6,100 00
Paid for gasoline and
containers 906 20
Paid for fuel 606 90
Paid for janitor work 990 00
Paid for new school
houses and sites 80,292 96
Paid on principal and in
terest on bonds and
warrants 7,276 21
Paid for insurance 619 80
Paid for clerks salary 860 00
Total disbursements 60,668 88
Rexall Drug Store
Where You Get The Heart There Is
Reed Bros. Props.
Tunnel Now Ready For Rails
The big iunnel was completed
Thursday, ready for the rails.
The Utah Construction Co., have
had a hard contract and have
worked under many difficulties.
Power, for drivinn the drills,
was generated from coal hauled
by teams from Vale for nearly a
year prior to tne completion oi
the road to Harper and beyond.
Contrary to expectations water
in large quantities was encount
ered, compelling men to work
with rubbers in the wet constant
ly, which decreased their effici
ency and made the work much
Rail laying will now be pushed
to Riverside, and Junctura will
soon be on the map as a com
mercial and banking center. It
is confidently expected that the
July distribution of funds will
pesmit the immediate rushing of
the construction on to Odell, the
contract for which has been let
to the Utah Construction Co.
Tak. Plenty of Tim to Eat.
There is a saying that "Rapid
ealinji is low suicide." If you
have formed the habit of eating
too rapidly you un most iiKeiy
suffering from indigestion or
constipation, which will - result
eventually in serious illness unless
corrected. Digestion begins in
the mouth. Food should be
thoroughly mosticated and in
salivated. Then when you have
a fullness of the stomach or feel
dull and stupid after eating, take
one of Chamberlain's Tablets.
Many severe cases of stomach
trouble and constipation have
been cured by the use of these
tablets. They '"'-' easy to take
and moat agreeable In effect
For sale by all dealers.
Send in for your Deering re
pairs do nut wait until the last
moment. We will get any thing
you want and have it here on
time. N. Brown & Sons..
greater amount than was sup
posed. This, however, did not
One matter that may have not
been entirely understood was the
warrant to G. W. Clevenger, one
of the directors for a considerable
amount It seems the school law
does not permit a director to
draw warrants but in this case
the bills on file show it was de
cidedly to the advantage of the
district to have Mr. Clevenger
order a portion of the furniture,
as he is in the business and placed
the furniture in the building at a '
very great saving to the district
Several names were presented
for director for three years, J.
C. Foley, Simon Lewis, Frank
Davey, J. L. Gault and J. W.
Biggs. All declined except Mr.
Gault who was elected without
opposition. For clerk W. L.
Blott and Frank Davey were
placed in nomination with the
result as follews: Blott 49,
A special tax of 10 mills was
levied for school purposes for the
Following is the report of the
clerk and also a table showing
the cost of the of the new school
tal receipts and
Amount of bonded
debtedness 86,000 00
Amount of outstanding
warrants 11,002 06
Number of persons between
four and 20 years of age
residing in district Novem
ber 26, 1912 842
Number of teachers employ
ed during the year 8
Number holding life certifi
cates or diplomas
Number holding five year,
one year, conuty end city
Number holding certificates
of institute attendance dur
ing the past year
Number of school rooms in
operation during the past
Number of school houses in
Number pf school houses
built during the year
Number of months public
school taught during the
Number of legal voters for
school purposes in district
at time of making this re
iKrt Nov. 1912
Total number of library books
loaned to public library
Cash on hand at time of
making last annual re
port June 1912 -
FROM BURNS TO PORT
LAND IN 24 HOURS
Nsw Railroad Schedule From Pertland
ts Bess Oregon Trunk to Pal en
Night Train Service Beginning
Ssasay, Jsse 22od.
According to an announcement
in their Ad in this paper it will
be possible for people of Burns to
reach Portland in 24 hours after
tomorrow when the Oregon Trunk
will put on a night train service.
This was urged upon President
Young and his party during their
recent visit to this place and will
be a great convenience to the
people of the interior of the state
as time has always been a great
drawback to trips out Now one
may leave Burns one morning
and be in Portland the following
morning without inconvenience
as they may take a sleeper at
Bend and be rested and refresh
ed upon reaching their destina
tion. In fact one could spend an
entire day in Portland and only
be absent from Burns three days.
This change in train schedule
by the Oregon Trunk will prove
very popular and no doubt
beneficial in a financial way to
Received from county
treasurer from district
Received from county
treasurer from county
school fund 8,14120
Received from county
treasurer from state
Total 46,002 06
Number acres in school
ground 2 $ 2,200 00
Estimated value of
school house and
Estimated value of
i scnooi iurniture ana
Amount of insurance
on school houses and
Average monthly sala
ry of male teachers
Average monthly sala
ry of female teachers
NEW SCHOOL HOUSE
Contract price of new
school house $28600.00
PaidBayles & McDon
nald in excess of con
tract price because of
change in plans and
Total paid Bayles ft Mc-Donnald
Advertising notice to
Geer & Cummins, hard
ware and well casing
Smith & Swain, drilling
C. A. Sweek, attorney
in matter of bonding .
Harney Valley Lumber
Arthur Elliott architect
J and supervisor.
Eastern Oregon Engine
ering Co. surveying
Moore & Klopser, extra
contract on stone work
g.u. w. uievenger, ior
money adv., to W.
A. Beckley & Son for
G. W. Clevenger, money
adv. for seats and
J. K Marshall for plumb
G. W. Clevenger for
supplies as per bills .
on file 2478.99
G. W. Clevenger fox
electric supplies .
A. Dunn for moving
T. H. Short, blacksmith
J. J. Lampshire for
H. Theis, carpenter
C. I eMay for painting
6. W. Clevenosr for
supplies per hills, or
C. H. Voegtly. hardware
YY. M. autton, money
adv. for dictionaries
and maps ,
A. W. Gowan use of gas
CROPS LOOK GOOD IN
SPITE OF DRY WEATHER
Light Seeding of Grain Shows Best
Results Two or Three Spring Har
rowing Will Destroy Several Crops
of Weeds. Day Spent at Experiment
Station A Good Investment.
school fund 676 62
Received from sale of
bonds and warrants 28,600 00
Received from transfer
. of bond money 390 21
Received from sale of
school house and brick 8,168 19
General labor, setting
Total cost 887084.98
Cabbage and Radish
Maggots Make Trouble
Cabbage and reddish maggots
are making trouble in every pat I
of the state where these crops
are grown. A. L Lovett assist
ant entomologist at the Oregon
Agricultural College, has made a
special study of the pest, and ad
vises prevention and cultural
measures as more effective than
As the maggot is under ground
while at work, it is hard to con
trol. It is advised that as soon
as the best of the crop is harvest
ed, all refused tops, roots and
stumps all wild mustard and
similar weeds about the field, be
collected and destroyed, and the
land plowed deep. Frequent
hoeing about the plants exposes
many young maggots and eggs
to the sun. It is well, of course,
to avoid planting on infested soil,
and to establish a crop rotation
there until the maggots are clear
out. Tarred felt discs of one-ply
tarred felt paper 24 in. across,
slit from one side to the center
and slipped on the plant and then
pressed close to the stem against
the ground, is the most success
ful way of preventing the fly
from depositing her eggs against
the plant root.
Lime slacked and diluted to a
thin cream, with three pints of
it to a gallon of water and u
tablespoon of crude carbolic acid
thoroughly stirred and applied
with a sprinkler and a spray
pump will form a slight crust on
the surface of the soil about the
plants and thus protect them
A small handful of kerosene
and sand, mixed in the propor
tion of a pint of kerosene to four
Kallons of sand, placed about
each plant is good, as is also air
slaked lime with white hellebore
powder, mixed ten parts lime to
one of the powder, and dusted
about the plants.
Any of these must be renewed
often to be of great assistance.
Crude carbolic acid emulsion has
In some cases given fair results.
A pound of whale oil or laundry
soap is disolved in a gallon of
boiling water, and after taking
from the fire a pint of the acid
added. After a perfect emul
sion is made by pumping the
mixture together, this stock sol
ution is diluted with thirty purls
uf water for use and applied with
a pump to the roots after the
earth has been pulled back. In
ten days the application should
In the same manner helebore
decoction may be applied. It is
made by steeping two ounces of
white hellebore powder in a quart
of boiling water half an hour and
diluting with a gallon of water.
In general, all the crops are this spring are beginning to grow
looking well. This has been a nicely.
very dry spring at the Station. For the convenience of visitors
with practically no rainfall. Un-' the Station has been covered
less the rain comes soon, whatever with signs showing where
ever is harvested will be because everything is and what every
of the cultivation given the land
both this year and last
Already it takes no practiced
eye to see that the lighter seed
ing of grain is going to make the
heavier yield. To illustrate this
point, both Winter and Spring
grains have been sown at various
rates. The dryland farmer must
take care not to sow too thickly
lest the plants exhaust all the
moisture stored up in the soil in
growing the leaves and straw,
leaving none with which to de
velop the grain.
The winter rye sown last fall is
all headed out and is running a
race with the moisture supply in
the soil to get the grain matured
before the moisture is gone. It
is going to be a close race as is
easily seen by boring into the
soil with an augur.
Winter wheats, barleys, and
emmers are just beginning to
head. The field peas are begin
ning to bloom. Some few varie
ties in the variety test have pods
two or three inches long.
Potatoes, corn and millets are
well up. Also the alfalfa is just
up enough to show that there is
going to be a good stand. Alfalfa
is a warm weather plant and
should not be planted until the
,; round is warm. In this way it
makes a good stand, does not
get a backset to hold it back all
summer and in addition gives the
farmer a chance to get his land
in the very best condition physi
cally. Also the two or three
haiTowinga given during the
spring will destroy two or three
crops of young weeds which,
with early planting of alfalfa,
come up in the crop to cause
much damage and trouble.
The young fruit trees set out
one of the four hundred and fifty
different experiments and testa
are. A day is a short time for
anyone really interested in the
future of this country to spend
in going over the Station. Mr.
Dry Farmer, and Mr. Wet Far
mer too, a days work on the
Experiment Station will pay vou
a thousand dollars in the next
five years, if you come with a
mind to study the mistakes and
successes that are being made
there. Let the Experiment Stat
ion make some of the successes
and ALL the failures.
Some of the Co-operators and
Sub-Stations on the sandy lands
report trouble with the wind
blowing out and cutting off the
crops. This has happened before
and will happen again. The
solution lies largely in getting
away from crops that are easily
destroyed in this way and into
something that is hard to destroy.
For this purpose, nothing is bet
ter than alfalfa. Once this crop
is started no wind will effect it.
And when alfalfa is planted at
the time it should be, the last of
May or the first of June, there
will be little trouble with the
The windy season here comes
in the late fall and the spring.
A good many of the people of
Harney County have taken ad
vantage of correspondence with
the Experiment Station to get
information on various subjects
of interest to them. Many of
these would have been of in
terest to others as well. Every
one should feel free to write at
any time. I propose that we
establish a question box depart
ment in the local papers. From
this time on, answers to questions
submitted to me will be given in
this paper, unless the questioner
wishes only a personal reply.
All questiong to be of agricultural.
THE FRENCH HOTEL
JOHN R. WALKUP, Prop.
Strictly First Class. Splendid
Service, Fine Accomodations,
.Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rales
BLUE MT. STAGE CO.
Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
Canyon ( ity
t 'anynn City
Sam Canyon City
. 7am Prairfe City
2:30 p at
6:110 p I
10 a ii.
Stop at the Burns Hotel when
in this city where there is a fine
cook and very best accommoda
tions, tf 81.
Shall Off Your Rhaumatiun.
Now is the time to get rid of
your rheumatism. Try a twenty
five cent bottle of Chamberlain's
Liniment and see how quickly
your rheumatic pains disappear.
Sold by all dealers.
Express Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Burns
PLEASANT, SCENIC ROUTE ALL THE WAi
L. WOLDENBERC. Prop.
Offers You The Very Best Of Facilities
For filling prescription. We have a large and
well assorted stock of prescription drugs--and
competent Pharmacist to compound them.
We have the agency for the well known . line
of Nyal Family Medicines, Eastman Kodaks
and Supplies. Come and visit us at any time.
J. C. Welcome, Jr. Prop.