The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, June 28, 1913, Image 1

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The Biggett Gty In The Biggeat
County In The State Of Oregon
The Biggest County In Th State
Of Oregon, Beet In The Wort I
NO. 33
ns. oaiawin ana nouowAy arrive
With Modern Farm Machinery and
Work Begun. "Bound to Break
Up Harney County" is the Banner
Displayed on The Big Equipment
rival of the big 6(-horae
'Caterpiller" last Monday
more stir and was more
than most anything
come to Burns. It
new epoch in the de-
mt of this big country
rs plainly the confidence
in tne iuiure oi me
country as a farming
was receivea aooui
that the big plow was out
few miles and several
it in autos to meet it and
mode of travel. The
Bend was made on its
' in less than six days
ud there were four large
i loaded with equipment.
camp outfit and other
Baldwin and Holloway,
rners or tne Dig maenme,
lied it in and are highly
h the trip as not an
happened in spite of
f the road being very
The machine caused much
hnt on the streets upon its
many having never seen
lore, ana several pictures
ken of it
eauiDtnent includes 12
also discs, harrows, etc.,
a most complete outfit
II turn over the soil, disc.
id make a complete job at
rhen the machinery has
m properly adjusted and
ig right.
sig plow was taken to the
hidings of the owners in
rhborhood of the Experi-
arm Monday anernoon
work of unloading and
Ming the machine begun.
in prevented its starting
until Wednesday after-
rhen it was started on the
toughest sod to be found in the
Valley. It was a little discourag
ing at first aa the plows had not
received the land polish and witn
so much paint, together with the
fact that some of the plows were
not yet properly set, some bind
ing and taking more out than
they should, etc, the first start
was not altogether satisfactory.
Some of the plows were there
fore removed until the machine
has had a chance to get adjusted.
The first work is being done on
the land of the owners and a half
section adjoining, making a field
of two miles long without a turn.
The first trip across the big ter
ritory was made with more or
less misgivings but the return
was made without a stop, thus
showing the operators that their
big venture is going to work suc
cessfully and their estimate of
from 60 to 60 acres a day will be
realized in a little time.
The Times-Herald man was in
vited out to meet the big machine
and the party was met at the
Warm Springs. The first thing
to greet us was a big banner on
a trail wagon which read:
"Bound to Break up Harney
County." This had been placed
on the shipment at Portland and
therefore seen all along the rail
road as well as the distance com
ing in from Bend. It is a good
banner and will do just that
break up the entire farming por
tion of Harney county in time.
The gentlemen who own it state
there will be more "Caterpillers"
brought in when it has been de
monstrated they are a success.
They now have a large area to
plow and it is confidently expect
ed that the big plow will not be
idle at any time.
Messrs. Baldwin and Holloway
deserve the hearty welcome they
received on their arrival here
with the big plow and will find
the public-spirited people of
Harney county heady to co-operate
with them in their great en
terprise. It means much to this
section and every farmer realises
the big advantage of such modern
machinery that can do such a
vast amount of work in so short
a time. The big thing in farm
ing is to do the work at the pro
per time and as quickly as pos
sible when conditions arc right.
This equipment makes this pos
sible. The big plow is at work a few
miles east of Bums and it will be
the scene of much attraction aa
it will be visited daily by many
people and it is well worth
going to see.
Acts Passed by Last Legislature Will
Permit Oregon People to Construct
Permanent Highways in All The
Counties. Two Important Acts-
State Highway and County Bonds
Water Power In Oregon
Great In Its Possibil;tes
jntrallv Located, Good Clean
Meals, Comfortable Rooms,
Clean and Sanitary peas
Irst Class Bar In Connection. Oive Me A Call
urns Meat Market
H. J. HANSEN, Proprietor
teef, Pork, Veal, Mutton,
Sasuage, Bolonga,
leadcheese and Weinerworst, Etc.
Wholesale and Retail
rompt and Satisfactory Service
our Maironge jwnciieu unu
irders Given Quick Attention
Rexall Drug Store
Where Yon Get The Beet There hi
Reed Bros. Props.
It has been stated that one
third of the available hydroelec
tric horsepower of the United
States either lies in or is tribu
tary to the Columbia river basin,
of which the state of Oregon
forms the most important part,
writes B. S. Josselyn, president
of the Portland Railway, Light
A Power company, in a recent
article in Harper'H Weekly. Some
idea of the extent of this import
ant resource may be obtained
when the fact is made known
that this basin represents a great
er area in land than is possessed
by New England, with the states
of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Vir
ginia, North and South Carolina
added. The basin drains 254,389
square miles. The state of Ore
gon alone has 96,(307 square milea
of water drainage, and within
this area are located water-power
possibilities rarely found upon
the earth's surface. The govern
ment, in its estimate, has fixed
upon the minimum amount of
3,300,000 horse power of possible
hydroelectric development for
the state of Oregon. That is one
half of the entire amount now
utilized in the United States.
Regardless of this, engineers
predict that the minimum given
by the government experts for
Oregon can be increased to more
than double the amount through
engineering ingenuity. From
these figures Oregon's supremacy
in the matter of potential hydro
electric power is easily discerni
ble. The 6,000,000 possible horse
power should be a factor in de
veloping here the largest manu
facturing center upon the Pacific
ocean, and it may be in the Unit
ed States; for with the raw pro
duct at command not only of the
forest and fields in Oregon, but
of the ports of the world, Oregon
must come into her own.
With this wondrous amount of
undeveloped power, coupled with
the timber resources of the state
one-fifth of all that is to be found
in the United States it forms a
combination that is bound to be
productive of much wealth and
gives Oregon a prominence in
the markets of the world well to
the fore-front.
Equally rich is the state in its
agricultural resources. It haa
8,233,000 acres devoted to farm
use with 19,323,482 deeded acres
two-thirds timbered -and 17,
236,000 of public lands subject
to entry. The farms produced
last year $127,000,000, and that
with a population of 672,000 in
the state.
Thus Oregon, with its latent
water-power, its $4,000,000 for
ests, and its $127,000,000 yearly
farm production, seeks the at
tention of the world of commerce.
Situated us it is upon the Pacific
ocean, with its equitable and mild
climate, it should necessarily win
the attention it seeks and the
favor of those desiring a broader
sphere of action. Its chief aim
at the present time is to secure
the capital and population which
will furnish the labor to develop
these resources
ChambarUin' Colic, ChoUra ami Dlar-
rkoaa Raraady.
Every family without excep
tion should keep this preparation
at hand during the hot weather
of the BumtniT months. Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Itemedv is worth many
times its cost when needed and
is almost certain, to be needed
before the Bummer is over. It
has no superior for the purposes
for which it 'b Intended. Buy it
now. For sale by all dealers.
For the first time in the history
of the state, its people find them
selves provided with road legisla
tion which is state wide in its
scops, two important bills the
State Highway Commission act
and the county bonding act-
having been enacted by the
Legislature. Both were written
by a committee which had given
a careful study to road conditions
in the state and its needs for
road legislation, and both are so
framed that under them the state
and counties will be able to co
operate in the construction of
roads and bridges. While both
are workable and it is predicted
that they will result in much
road building, it is admitted by
all that the state's good road
legislation is still in its infancy,
and the two acts are looked upon
as but the entering wedge for
more comprehensive and perfect
road laws in the future.
' The State Highway Commission
bill brinjrs into existence a com
mission consisting of the Gover
nor, Secretary of State and the
State Treasurer, and gives it
supervision of all roads which
may be constructed under the act
The commission is authorised to
appoint a state highway engineer
at an annual salary of $3000,
and to provide him with all neces
sary clerical assistance, but pro
vision is made that the salary
and expenses of the office must
not exceed $10,000 per year.
Before entering upon his duties
the engineer must give a bond of
$10,000 for the faithful perfor
mance of his duties. Each mem
ber of the commission is allowed
his actual traveling expenses
and other expenses incurred in
the discharge of his duties, but
no salary.
Under the provisions of the
bill it is mandatory upon the
engineer, when requested, to act
in an advisory capacity to the
County Courts in the building of
county roads and bridges. His
duties in this respect consist
principally in submitting expert
advice and in preparing specifica
tions. In return it is provided
that the county officials, when
requested, shall provide him with
all information which they may
possess with relation to road and
bridge building and their main
tenance in their counties.
It is futher provided that the
state engineer shall cause to be
made and kept in his office a
general highway plan for the
state, and that he shall collect
information relative to the mile
age, character ana conditions oi
the highways and bridges of the
state. Within one year after
assuming his office he is to pre
pare a map of the main high
ways of the state which in his
judgment are of sufficient impor
tance to
mill, and this tax when collected
shall be turned into a fund to be
known as the state road fund.
To maintain the department until
the levy can be made, the Leg
islature appropriated $10,000 out
of the general fund.
The county bonding act pro
vides that bonds may be used by
a county for the construction of
roads and their maintenance, and
that the County Court may sub
mit the question of electons, but
that not more than one special
election shall be held on the sub
ject in any one year.
treasurer. The directors are C.
E. S. Wood. Wm. Hanley. J. W.
McCulloch, Drake O'Rielly and
Geo. W. Cater.
Col. Wood and Wm. Hanley
left Tuesday night for New York
on an important business trip.
Juntura is building rapidly and
will be one of the best towns on
the Oregon & Eastern when that
road is completed. The town at
present resembles a tent city but
many substantial business build
ings and residences are being
erected. All the buildings are of
stone. A fire limit has been es
tablished in which no frame
buildings can be erected. Every
street is graded and the main
streets are graded and graveled.
This Is something unusual for a
new town. The town is soon to
be incorporated.
A 2-story hotel building and
bank building is being erected.
Wm. Jones, Thos. Turnbull and
others are organizing a new bank
there. -Ontario Democrat
Pests Becoming so Numerous That Rad
ical Steps Must be Taken for Their
Eradication. Innoculation is Being
Tried by State Veternarian Lytle
Which May Prove Successful
A Million Dollar Rain.
'Disraeli" The Attrac
tion At Tonawama July 3
Play goers are to witness the
production of one of the best
bills ever attempted in Bums on
the evening of July 3 when local
players will put on "Disraeli"
under the management of Miss
Drusa Dodson. The play is dif
ferent from what has heretofore
been undertaken and will lack
the comedy that appeals to many.
The play is most interesting.
however, and will appeal to those
who prefer heavier plays. While
the particular character of
Disraeli standi out the rest of
the cast is good and very essenti
al to the success of the bill, there
fore it is not a one character play
by any means, but brings out
several in fact every character
is important and each player
must do good work.
"Disraeli" is not an historical
play, says its author, but only an
attempt to show a picture of the
days not so very long ago in
which Disraeli lived, and some of
the racial, social and political
prejudices he fought against and
conquered. The play was first
produced in 1911, therefore is
one of the latest to receive popu
lar approval.
Disraeli is introduced at a
critical point in his struggle for
control of the Sues Canal The
big ditch, as it was known, and
in which, thanks to British apathy
we nnd his enorts at the outset
reduced to an ignominious strug
gle with a money lender. Fail
ing to interest the Bank of Eng.
land in his scheme to purchase
the Khedive's shares, he appeals
to a private banker, Mr. Meyers,
and prevails upon him to advance
the loan. Spies next engage his
attention; these he outwits, but
not until his schemes have been
put in jeopardy through the
stupidity of an under secretary
and his banker brought to ruin
at the moment of victory. Here
Disraeli displays his wonderful
resources sends for the Governor
of the Bank of England once
more and in the presence of the
spy, who has come to gloat over
his defeat compels the bank bv
be designated as trunk ! threatening the forfeiture of its
roads and to be improved and charter, to make good the de
maintained by the state. Thia funct Meyers check. This move
map is to be submitted to the saves the day and is made entirely
commission, and if approved by
it, then the state is to proceed
and improve it and afterward
maintain it
The commission under the act
is em (towered to construct such
state reads as in its judgment
on 'nerve" as Disraeli has not
the power he insinuates but it
serves his purpose and saves
India to his Empire.
The play is not spectacular but
is full of intense interest from
the beginning. There are four
seems for the best interests of acts and will be an evening of
the state, but they shall in all interest to those who attend.
cases lead Into or towards the
chief market centers of the state Juntura ,, Forging Ahmi
with the principal county roads '
of the state. The commission is '
to award contracts for the con
struction of roads to the lowest
and best bidder, and may, should
it see fit, authorise any road to
be built by convict labor. To
provide funds for the construe-,
tion of roads it is provided that
the state tax commission when
it determines the tax levied
against the counties shall, in
addition to other state taxes,
make a levy of one-fourth of a
An auto party, consisting of
Col. C. E. S. Wood and Drake P.
O'Riely of Portland, Wm. Hanley
of Burns, B. B. Wood and wife
of Juntura, J. W. McCulloch and
wife and Miss Betsy Taylor of
this city arrived Tuesday from
Juntura where a meeting of the
Htock hosiers of the townsite of
Juntura was held Monday.
The officers of the townsite
company elected are: J. W.
McCulloch, president; B. B. Wood,
secretary; Drake P.
Harney County farmers are to
be congratulated. The bis: rains
of the past week came just at
the time when they were most
needed and have raised the hopes
of every land owner in the
county as it practically insures a
big crop. Some have said their
land is worth more than they
considered it a week ago and they
are justified in this as no better
farm land can be found in the
entire West
The rain has been of inestim
able benefit to the entire section
of Eastern Oregon and to this
county particularly, (irain was
beginning to show the effects of
the long drouth and the moisture
was needed. Alfalfa has gone
forward and stood the dry spell
much better than any other crop
and shows plainly that it is a
never failing crop in this section
after being properly seeded and
a stand obtained. This season
has proven that alfalfa does not
require the amount of irrigation
it was considered necessary in
the past as it has a better color
and shows more vigorous growth
than in former years.
The opening up of a new coun
try alwavs has its discouraging
features and those who have the
spirit to develop it should have
every encouragement possible.
We should have more farmers
and it is certainly gratifying to
find nature so generously help
ing. With such rains at the
right time and with the adjudica
tion of the water rights of the
streams, a big irrigation dam in
Silvies to hold back the flood
waters from the lower lands along
the waters courses and trans
portationall of which are in
sight Harney county is goiiu to
be the greatest farming section in
the West
Two Bold
Auto Bandits At
Two bold auto bandits held up
Prof. C. S. DeLong, a magnetic
healer of Vale and his chauffeur,
Franklin Ross, and robbed them
at the point of revolvers on the
Boulevard road last evening about
a mile from Arcadia. Prof. De-
Long was relieved of $198 and
his watch. Ross lost $17. The
robbers were in a large gray car
and wore masks. As DeLong's
oar approached they turned their
auto across the road and blocked
the way. After the robbery the
bandits drove south. Officers
are in pursuit -Ontario Democrat
The rabbit pest has become so
acute in Umatilla county that the
farmers have appealed to the
Agricultural Department at
Washington for relief. Accord
ing to a press dispatch they have
completely destroyed 184,000
acres of grain in that section and
are still doing damage. The
farmers do not expect any relief
until the grain has become almost
ripe when the rabbits will quit
feeding on it and turn to the
alfalfa fields.
The press report states that
some of them have been in-
noculated with disease germs by
State Veterinarian Lytle and the
result will be watched with in
terest This has been suggested
before but nothing definite has
been accomplished so far as this
paper knows. The suggestion
taking the bounty off coyotes is
not the proper thing-that is it
will not result in the destruction
of many of the pests and in
noculation seems the only solu
tion. The rabbits are becoming very
thick in this territory and during
last winter thousands of them
were destroyed by drives, yet
they seem aa numerous as ever,
and far more ravenous, apparent
ly. One farmer who was very
active in the drives the past
winter has stated he is not in
favor of any more such methods
as it seems the pests were thin
ned out just about right to make
them propogate more ranidlv.
He is of the opinion that by not
molesting them they will inbreed
and thus start a process of
elimination by nature.
It has been the history of these
pests in the past that after a
certain time they die off from
some cause and are thus eradicat
ed for a time at least Mr. Hollo
way, one of the owner of the big
vaierpiiior piow just Drought in
this week, has been talking of
the rabbit pest and states he is
informed they were eradicated
several years ago in Morrow
county by innoculation, This
should be given attention as the
farmers cannot raise anything
with the pests as thick as they
are now and the matter is becom
ing serious. No half-way measur
es should be applied but some-'
thing effective at once. When
Harney and Crook counties were
the only sections of the state to
make complaint and ask aid there
was little attention paid to them,
but now that the pests have
made their appearance and are
creating such havoc in the big
wheat belts along the railroad we
may expect some co-operation
and proper measures taken to get
The Times-Herald is not in
favor of a local bounty as it will
not be sufficient It will merely
bankrupt the sections having to
pay the bounty and the rabbits,
like the coyotes, will continue to
thrive. It is certainly hoped the
innoculation process will prove
effective as some such measures
are necessary to destroy them.
Tain PUaty of Tim to Eat.
There is a saying that "Rapid
eating is slow suicide." If you
have formed the habit of eating
too rapidly you are most likely
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 are easy to take
and most agreeable in effect
For sale by all dealers.
Brown's Satisfactory Store has
the agency for Walk-Over Shoes.
Strictly First Class. Splendid
Service, Fine Accomodations,
Commercial Headquarters
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
Canyon City
Cow In New Record.
lady Oak Forbes DeKol, a
Holstoin-Friesian cow owned by
the Minnesota State Agriculture
college has broken the state re
cord for butter fat and milk pro
duction, according to Prof. T. D.
Haecker. The cow is producing
daily over 100 pounds of milk,
and in one week produced 29.2
pounds of butter fat.
Burn m
Canyon City 7am
1'ralrie City 2M p m
Canyon City 7 pm Bnnu
Fare, Burns-Prairie City,
Round Trip,
Express Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Burns
. 6:30 p n
10 a ni
. 12 noon
$ 6.00
The Clay Clemens sawmill is
now at its new location and is
prepared to fill any order with
rough or dressed lumber, also fir
lumber; buck teeth and any
special order given prompt at
tention. 82.
Ask for Walk-Over Shoes
O'Rielly; Brown's Satisfactory Store.
sir Offers You The Very Best Of Facilities "Wl
For filling prescription. We have a large end
well assorted tock of prescription drugs end '
competent Pharmacia to compound them.
We have the agency for the well known line
of Nyal Family Medicine, Eastman Kodak
and Supplie. Come and visit us at any time.
J. C Welcome, Jr. Prop.