The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, July 12, 1913, Image 1

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The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Bert In The West
The Biggest City In The Biggest
County In The State Of Oregon
NO. 35
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Lmpany Expects to Complete Lines in
Various Parts of Oregon & Wash
ington This Year, According to a
Report From Portland. Complete
To Riverside Without Any Delay
ere have been rumors for
al days that the railroad
; on the Oregon & Eastern
en suspended for the pre-
t and that the building of the
; anv further is problematical
he time being, but the follow
linterview of President Far
shows there is nothing to the
or. He says positively tne
mill he laid to Riverside
Lout delay, but says nothing
ontinuing from mat point.
rever. those laminar wan
situation are positive that
Mine will not be allowed to
tin at that point any length
Lime and if the road is to be
kleted for th.- 1915 fair
fch it seems must oe mere
be no stopping as they have
too much time in wn-cn to
fclete it. The Journal says:
be forthcoming; budget of the
on-Washington Kailroad
ligation company will make
vision for additions, general
erment. maintenance a n l
foment and completion this
of projects already unuer
can not stive vou an approxi-
ion of the total amount to lie
opriated." says President
tell today. "The amount is
ry flexible one and not sus-
pble to approximation.
ke Oregon Eastern line will
snleted to Riverside. 80
i west of Vale, as will the
air line from the Snake river
Ipokane. Surveying for the
111 and ruoi iwck iiwww"
he continued, also the sur-
lof the line from Centralia to
ana barbor. A large appro-
tion will also be made to im-
the shoos at Albina, Ia
! and intermediate shops.
The passenger and freight ter
minals at Spokane will also be
completed. At Tacoma there
will be constructed a freight
house, team tracks, yards and a
bridge over the city waterway.
In the way of new equipment
President Farrell Baid that 1000
box cars were on the way. Dur
ing the past year 150 miles of
track has been relayed with DO
pound steel rails at various places
in Oregon and Washington.
The Rabbit Pert.
The following communication
was received last week but was
overlooked in making up the
To the Editer: In your last
paper 1 read an editorial about
rabbits. Now I ask to be allow
ed a few remarks about it You
state that W. H. Lytle has in
noculared rabbits with disease
germs; if he succeeds he can do
more than the famous bacter
iologist Pasteur who tried to get
$25.! '00 reward the Australian
government offered for a serum
to innoculated the rabbits in that
country. Pasteur or any one
else has not succeeded so far as 1
Further: You state a bounty
would not be sufficient and would
only bankrupt the county or
locality. This has not proven to
be the case in Klamath county,
as that county has paid a bounty
for several years on rabbits; 5
cents was paid at first and since
July 1, 1911 or 1912 it has paid
10 cents, as I had a letter from
the county clerk about it in
November, 1912.
Fred Denstedt.
Centrally Located, Good Clean
Meals, Comfortable Rooms,
Clean and Sanitary Beds
First Class Bar In Connection. Oive Me A Call
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Burns Meat Market
H. J. HANSEN, Proprietor
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton,
Sasuage, Bolonga,
Headcheese and Weinerwort, Etc.
Wholesale and Retail
Local Creditors Peel Interests and Brin
Soil to Collect Accounts From The
Promoting Oil Prospecting.
N. A. Dibble is plaintiff in a
suit filed Wednesday against the
Central Oregon Oil & (Jus Co. in
volving over $10,000. This is the
promoting company of which J.
C. Turney is president and which
has spent considerable money
and time prospecting for oil in
this valley. The corporation was
capitalized for $2. 000. 000 and has
secured leases on large acreages
of land, secured a deep well drill
and has done more or less work
in the vicinity of Dog Mountain
where the machinery is now and
where they had sunk a well to
considerable depth. The pros
pects were flattering but lack of
funds has prevented proper work
to be prosecuted to an extent to
make it more sure. They have
struck similar indications as were
found in the well sunk by Smith
and Swain in the Red S field of
the P. L S. Co. but there is not
much known as to what experts
say of this DrospsCt
Mr. Dibble has secured the as
signment of numerous bills
atrainst the company aggregating
over $10,000 and asks judgment.
We understand M attachment
has been issued against the ma
chinery of the company and
things will be tied up until the
courts can straighten them out.
Anions those interested in the
suit or have assigned their ac
counts to Mr Dibble are: A. K.
Richardson, ('. R. Voegtly. Reed
Bros., H. .1. Hansen, J. .1. Lamp
shire, C A. Haines, Kdward
Koenemahn. (!. W. Clevenger,
C- Cummins, Rose Kern. (ieo.
Cawlfield. .lay Saulzman. Fred
Hereth. H. Q. Karris. E. R.
Owsley. P. lecher, T. L. Newell.
Ray Barron. Frank Shumway.
W. J. Baker. Samuel Neill. Wm.
Crumbley, A. K. Carey. H. C.
Pearson, Jo Corrett. W. F. Roller,
J. (J. Ouigley. K. J. Shipman. W.
W. Taliaferro. Mrs. Taliaferro,
S. J. Midwinter.
Kentukian Writes Interestingly of His
Travels in Pacific Northwest to His
Home Paper. Gives an Excellent
Description of Resources and Vast
ness of Central Oregon Country
Shipping Harney
Prompt and Satisfactory Service
Your Patrone Solicited and
Orders Given Quick Attention
Messrs. Welcome and Jones on
Thursday shipped a dozen fat
porkers to Bend by the auto
trucks. It is encouraging to
find Homey county products
being in demand and the means
at hand to ship them to an ad
vantage. The Willowmere Cream
ery, also conducted by Mr. Jones,
has begun shipping butter to
Portland market by the same
route. The shipment of hog ia
one that will be watched with
interest as we are raising a large
number of porkers and the local
demand will not nearly consume
the supply. With an ouisiue
market within reach and the
abundant crop of grain now
coming on local growers may
thus dispose of their products to
a good advantage. The hogs
shipped averaged better than
250 pounds each and with the
market as now quoted it should
prove a profitable venture.
With the bringing in of more
dairy slock and possibility of
another creamery started, the
additional dairy stock having
stimulated such an investment,
Harney county will be bringing
in a revenue that has heretofore
been going out of the county.
Local farmers and stock men
should feel encouraged by this
new venture and no doubt will
find it to their advantage logo
into the hog raising and dairy
business more extensively.
To The
Rexall Drug Store
For Ansco Camera's Films
and any thing wanted In the
Reed Bros. Props.
J. W. A. Myers, of West Point
Kentucky, who spent some time
in this section investigating the
possibilities and opportunities for
real estate investments, wrote a
very interesting descriptive let
ter of his travels which was pub
lished in a recent issue of his
home paper. Mr. Myers covered
a wide area of the Northwest in
his letter, some of which would
be of little interest to our readers
but his description and impres
sions of Central Oregon are so
good that we publish that Hr
tion. Mr. Myres writes:
Harney county adjoins Crook
on the Mast and Iake County lies
to the north. The combined area
of these counties is over 10,000,
000 and the population only 18,
000. Some of the land is rocky
and mountainous, but a vast
amount of it is level and fertile,
ll is an immense table land, hedg
ed in and crossed by mountain
ranges, forming large valleys of
practically level land, the average
elevation of the valley being 4,
000 feet, or about nine times the
elevation of the Lincoln Bridge
over Salt River at West Point
The soil is a volcanic ash. varying
somewhat in color and fertility,
and or great depth. In its wild
state it is covered by thick sage
brush and bunch grass, and it is
more easily cleared and seeded
than any land I know of. Owing
to the lack of transportation faci
lities heretofore, water for irri
gation purposes has not been de
veloped away from Crook county,
although there are two large pro
jects on foot now one at Burns
to use Silvies River and one at
Riley to use Silver Creek. Water
is found in nearly all places at a
fair depth. I know of wells as
shallow as six feet and others at
slightly over one hundred, af
fording plenty of water.
The prevailing method of culti
vation is dry farming. I have
seen at Burns and Bend, and on
ranches in different parts of this
county, as fine wheat, barley,
oats, rye and potatoes grown by
this method as I have seen any
where. One rancher told me he
raised 136 bushels of barley to
the acre last year, but the yield
in all the small grains runs fully
twice as much as in Kentucky,
and without fertilizer of any
kind. One rancher wanted to
sell us a piece of land with a
guarantee that it would produce
two tons of rye hay to the acre.
I saw the new crop coming on
this year and the stubble from
last year. There seems to be
plenty of moisture. I was told
by many persons that this spring
was the latest and dryest they
had had in this section, yet on
the 16th of May 1 was able to
find moiBture any place within
half an inch of the surface and
soil an inch or two lower that
would stick together when press
ed in my hand. This is not hard
to understand when tt is remem
bered that this is a volcanic ash
soil, even
rained upon
for a long time
New Library Books.
There have been added to the
1-Adies Library this week the
following boeks:
Natural Iiaw in The Spiritual
World, Drummond.
One Week Afloat. Stanley.
As gifts und by purchase:
Mrs. Red Pepper. Richmond.
George Washington Jones, Stuart
Doctor Luke of the Iabrador
Elisabeth Ellis, Librarian.
T. Allen Jones' Willowmere
Creamery Butter can be had at
the I. Schwartz store and Chea.
Carter's stage office. 38.
city of 1,500 people, which, by
the way, supports a graded
school with 14 teachers and a
high school, with domestic science
and agricultural departments,
employing, if I remember right.
8 more teachers. The graded
school is of brick and stone, and
is a model after which any Blue
grass town might well pattern.
But, then, Oregon's school sys
tem is of the best possible and
the school fund is very large.
Townsitea are springing up
along the right of the railroad
now building from Vale toward
Bend, among which are Harri
man, on Malheur Lake, Anion,
near Harney Lake, and Albritton,
the last being owed by and locat
ed on the homestead of T. 1. Al
britton, formerly from Mayfield,
and assistant auditor under Gus
Coulter. Mr. Albritton insists
that Albritton town is not so
many miles from Burns, but that
all other parts of the globe should
be reckoned from Albritton.
Children Industrial Fair.
Among the first things taken
up by Superintendent J. A.
Churchill was the work done in
the industrial department. In
order to get a line on what is
being done in the different coun
ties, Mr. Churchill called a meet
ing of the county superintendents
who were in session last week at
the State House in the capacity
of the State Board of Examiners.
Each superintendent reported an
increasing interest in the move
ment and in most all oases the
loca'l exhibits bid fair to be
larger and better than last year.
The State Fair board was anxi
ous to ascertain as nearly as pos
sible how many counties would
make collective county exhibits
and how much space would be
required for the juvenile depart
ment. According to reports from the
superi nienden ts we feel confident
of a dozen county exhibits and
perhaps twice as many district
exhibits which, in connection
with the individual exhibits,
will make the largest and best
display of school children's in
dustrial work ever assembled in
any state.
It was decided at this meeting
to waive the rule requiring library
tables, made and exhibited by
the children at the State Fair, to
be of certain dimensions (28x46
in.), and permit the showing of
different sized tables.
We find some of the children
do not understand what is meant
by "Best Account" in ''poultry
specials." A financial account
is what is wanted- a statement
of receipts and expenditures,
showing as nearly as possible
the profit or loss, as the case may
be, that the child has made with
its (Kjultry business since January
1, 191H.
The object is to have the child-
soil, even in Kentucky, when ren warn wmpw uoup... .. u
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Ui the Superintendent of the '" uomg mm.
Agricultural Experiment Station i uscertain tne
.., i i. i. .1,1 i.,,. ii,.,.,.iii,i i-' tion and what
serve and store in the ,rr0und most profit on.
year after year, so long as the I" connection with this financi-
ground is properly cultivated, five , ' account a nicety wnvc. -;nh.B
r.. nf mnminr than wan ment regarding methods employ -
nee.lerl for th growth of one d and experiences with different
they will be able
cost of produc
they can get the
Sanptcr AffregabM Proved Easy for tbe
Burin Boys at Baseball Foster Wins
Foot Races From Craven.
Burns proved to much for the
Sumpter ball boys in the series
played here during the celebra-,
tion. The home team defeated
them in both games with little
effort. At no time did the visi
tors give them even a scare as to
final results of the game and
they were rather uninteresting
to the big crowd as it was a fore-,
gone conclusion from the
start that Burns had the game.
The Sumpter team was really
not an aggregation from that,
town according to reports but,
was msde up of men picked
from several towns in that terri
tory. They showed they had ,
not had any expenienoe In team
work and some of the players j
were rather "ragged" as they
resorted to rather questionable!
methods in putting men out.
The game on Saturday was re
Iorted in our last issue. The
one on Sunday afternoon was a j
more decided victory when they .
ran up even a larger score with
Will Gould in the box and Mus
ick catcher. The usual disputes
on decision were again in evi
dence at the Sunday game and
while it may be base ball it is
mighty unsatisfactory and dis
gusting to those who go to wit
ness the game. No doubt the
umpire makes mistakes in deci
sion (they all do) but it would
be more gentlemanly and cause a
much better feeling if the play
ers would gracefully submit to
the decisions and go right on
playing ball.
The Sumpter team had a John
Day boy in the team that proved
a last sprinter and ne won two
foot races from a local man.
Young Foster was beaten by
Craven a few weeks ago when he
was over with Canyon boys
but during the 4th he won two
races from him and some of the
local sports who backed Craven
are out a few "sheckles".
Far-Reaching Land Eecition.
Enormous not only in the fact
that it involves more than 2,000.
000 acres of Oregon land, located
in practically every county in the
state, and worth roughly $40,000,
000, but in its legal aspect as one
of the most far-reaching decis
sions ever rendered by a Federal
Judge, is that of Judge Charles
Wolverton in the Oregon and
California land grant case, says
the Telegram.
The judgment has just been
printed and it occupies a 260 page
book. The description of im
mense acreage alone covers 250
pages of this, about 10 being
given over to a general discus
sion by the Judge. Attorneys,
Judges, students and every one
interested in such matters are
being attracted to this wide-
reaching judgment.
As indicative of its inclusive
ness, the railroad forfeits not
only every right it held to land
retained but to that which it did
not retain. In almost every case
the railroad reserved in the deed
of sale of this government land
a right to all minerals, oils, coal
and ore, and Judge Wolverton
rules now that this title is now
in the orovernment. Any one
who has purchased lands under
this condition from the railroad
is subject to the contract to the
government, and if coal is dis
covered it belongs to the United
It has been necessary to an
nounce that there are no more
copies of the decree for distribution.
Farmers From Distance Express Their
Appreciation of What Dry Farm
Experiment Station is Doing for the
Country. More Farmers Benefitted
If Visits Were More Frequent
year s crop.
The remote parts of this sec
tion will not long be isolated.
Several railroads are projected
and one is now building. It is
too vast and too rich in possibili
ties to be lunger neglected now
that two railroads have broken
into it.
Transportation is now had from
Bend to Burns- 1C0 miles -by
automobiles for passengers and
auto-trucks'for freight, three of
the latter being keyt busy carry
ing freight to supply the latter
Messrs. W. S. Laythe, Wm.
Gray and A. H. Curry, all farm
ers of the Harriman neighbor
hood, were visitors at the Dry
Farm Experiment Station Thurs
day afternoon and were lavish in
their praise of what is being
done there by Supt. Breithaupt
for the benefit of the farmers of
Harney county and were surpris
ed to find that so few farmers
took advantage of the opportuni
ty to visit the station and discuss
matters with those in charge.
The many crops demonstrated
together with the available in
formation and statistics as to
time of planting, the varieties of
seed and their adaptability were
matters that interested them
very much and they now realize
the importance of the station
and what it stands for in the de
velopment of the country. They
appreciate the value it is to the
farmer and what it may save
them in time, labor and money if
they but take advantage of the
opportunity afforded them to
visit the station and witness the
demonstrations being carried on
as it is certainly to their interest
and advantage to do so. The
farm is for that purpose and an
exchange of ideas are always
good on faming. Some of our
producers may have some good
notions and Mr. Breithaupt is al
ways open to suggestions while
giving them to those who desire
Since the recent rains prducts
on the farm have made wonder
ful growth and it is worth while
to visit the place. One of the
visitors at the station the other
day found the field peas in his
neighborhood was more prolific,
or rather had made a greater
growth than those at the station
fa-m. A discussion of the mat
ter followed and all present were
benefited by the discussion. The
field pea demonstration is one of
the best to observe as it is going
to be one of the main crops of
Harney county in the immediate
future, therefore farmers should
learn all they can about the dif
ferent varieties of seed and what
is making the most satisfactory
growth. Alfalfa is another crop
that has received . particular at
tention and one that should have
consideration. These are not
the only crops that are being
grown by any means, but they
are very important.
The Times-Herald would urge
upon the farmers the necessity
of visiting the station for their
own good. It will prove of great
benefit to them and bring Harney
county more rapidiy into cultiva
tion and development. These
gentlemen from Harriman are
very enthusiastic over the results
so far obtained and they have
only to talk to them to fully ap
preciate what the station means
toward the future of Harney
of the ownership, management,
circulation, etc., of The Timen
Herald, published weekly at
Burns, Oregon, required by the
Act of August 24, 1912.
Namee of editor, managing
editor, business manager and
publisher, Julian Byrd. post of
fice address. Burns, Oregon.
Owner, Julian Byrd, Burns,
Known bondholders, mort
gagees, and other security hold
ers, holding 1 per cent or more
of total amount of bonds, mort
gages, or other securities: None.
Julian Byrd.
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this 11th day of July, 1913.
Sam Mothershead,
Notary Public.
Stop at the Burns Hotel when
in this city where there is a fine
cook and very best accommoda
tons. tf 31.
Strictly First Class. Splendid
Service, Fine Accomodations,
Commercial Headquarters
sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
details of the business will add
to its value.
We hope to have a large numb
er of children competing for ths
nice prizes offered for "Best
Account" as it will be good ex
perience for them.
N. C. Maris.
Field Worker Industrial Fairs.
Send in for your Deering re
pairs do not wait until the last
moment. We will get any thing
you want and have it here on
time. N. Brown & Sons.
COINS " forty-BAh echool yeai
fPTlMBIfl is. ISIS.
DEGREE COURSES iBBianyphaeeaof
runs. Home icoNOMict Msohanic
training, Agriculture, donieatic science
ml Ail
MUSIC, Including piauo, etrlag, bamt
IsatrumtBte sad voice culture.
"Tms Bhu'huht u Hum. Lin"
aad a Catai.ooum wilt be mailed tree
ea application.
Addraai H. St. Tsmmamt, Registrar,
ti 141 to M) CorvslUs. OrscoB .
Canyon ( ity
Prairie City
Canyon City
..(am Canyon City
.... 7am 1'rairle City
2:30 p m
7pm Burns
6:30 p in
10 a m
. 12 noon
tare. Hums-frame City, $ 6.00
Round Trip, - - . . 11.00
Exprenn Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Burns
' Offer 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.