The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, August 16, 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. 40
rtimistic Tone Prevails Demand
or Skilled and Unskilled Labor is
lcreasing With Wages Growing
stter Transportation Chiefs are
'leased With Conditions.
IK Dusiness concerns
It the country are re-
tie immediate future
rith unusual optimism.
i newspapers are calling
Ito these improved con-
i leading articles. Local-
kve been blessed with
and high prices, but
development enter-
it depend on securing
tan the financial centers
rorld we should feel
from an exhaustive
kpeanng in tne Minaay
of the 10th:
are optimistic, and
i a right to he for this
production, while not
to be a record breaker,
11 within the average.
culture is the principal
f the nation all other
ctivity are favorably
A revival of trade
and domestic coin-
ih the marketing of the I
is predicted
ell informed.
Volume and importance
ess, tranportation, in
States, ranks second
ture. Kaiiroau prcsi-
Bteamship officials are
They anticipate a
lcreased business and
lings. With an ex-
I operating revenue to
anstantly increasing
Expenses the railroads
It they can make a
Ifficiently satisfactory
to attract European !
Ixtension and develop-
reductions and a decreasing busi
ness. This made European capital
cautious. War in the minor
Nations of Eastern Europe drew
heavily upon European coffers.
This demand was met by "cash
ing in" Amerii an securities and
investing the money at home.
Now the situation is changing.
The money market is becoming
easier. Bankers who have been
calling in their loans and increas
ing their reserves are preparing
now to look about for invest
ments. Further financial relief is pro-
and encouragement to " wage
earners T everywhere. The de
mand for skilled and , unskilled
labor is increasing. Wages are
growing better. There is a pro
nounced sentiment among em
ployers to divide more equitably
the profits of their: business with
This wave of returning pro
sperity is"morenoticeable now in
the East where the inactivity
of the last few months also was
more perceptible than in the
West. The West will lengthen
its for ward "str ides with the sale
of the season's crops.
Officials of the O.-W. R. & N.
Company, who receive regular
crop reports from the territory
which they serve, are exceed
ingly optimistic upon his return.
J. H. Young, president of the
Hill lines, speaks with a decidedly
optimistic tone. He expects all
railrrad earnings to show an in
crease in the next few months.
Mr. Maris Writes a Letter to the Boys
And Girls Respecting Exhibits for
School Fairs That Can be Applied
With Profit to Our Own School
Fair to be Held in Burns This Fall
(Itoiii Our I'. ml. iinl ('iMii-siiiiiliiii)
Buyers' Week in Portland,
Sept 1-6, will be the occasion
for entertaining merchants from
currency measure, w newer tne
currency bill passes at the pre
sent session of Congress or not
bankers take a hopeful view of
the future because of the evident
intention of the administration
to provide some manner of cur
rency reform.
Bankers, therefore, join with
the farmers and the railroad men
in expressing optimistic senti-
by men I ments regarding business con
Despite a prospective adverse
tariff, manufacturers, too, are
optimistic, and not without cause.
The greatest manufacturing in
stitution in the countrythe Un
ited States Steel corporation -has
enough orders on its books now
to operate all its mills continu
ously for the next six months.
Its net earnings in the quarter
ended June M were $40,000,000.
This reflects favorably upon all
other manufacturing lines.
The big department stores in
Portland and elsewhere report
increased sales, lheir owners,
development in the ' as well as the smaller merchants,
tes virtually has been i are optimistic of the future.
till in the last year. These favorable reports from
ly to wholesale rate the industrial centers give nope
mised through the adoption of a mil parts of the Pacific Northwest
An elaborate program has been
arranged, providing for daily op
portunities for merchants to meet
each other as well as their- Port
land hosts. The jobbers and
manufacturers of Portland are
behind the movement. Special
entertainment is ?to be provided
for the members of families of
the visiting merchants.
Reduced railroad rates for the
week wiH'' go into effect on
August 28 and.will'be good, go
ing until Sept. 3. Return tickets
will In- honored until Tuesday,
Sept. 9.
That the number "13" does
not always stand for bad luck is
indicated by a recent statement
from the Northwest Fruit Ex
change that an order for thirteen
carloads of Oregon Jonathans has
just been received from dealers
in Johannesburg, South Africa
at a price almost three times that
of the average received last year.
This order completes a chain
linking Euroic, Asia. Africa and
South America with the apple
districts of the Pacific Northwest
The exchange has also received
an order for seven carloads,
three Jonathan and four Rome
Beauty to go to South America.
Oregon lumber is also enjoying
a season of great popularity in
foreign countries, judging from
the present brisk demand. In
one day the past week five ves
sels were" .chartered to carry
Oregonfirfrom the Columbia
River, three UAustraliu.'one to
New Zealand and one to Eng
land. In order to assist hunters who
may'ibecome lost in the woods,
Or who might possibly meet with
some disabling accident, State
Game Warden Finley has arrang
ed a code of signals which he
wants every hunter to learn be
fore entering the forest. If lost
or disabled, fire two shots 10
seconds apart; wait 60 seconds,
then fire one shot. This is to be
recognized as the official signal
of distress. Any hunter hearing
it will at once fire one shot in
answer and lose no time in render
ing any possible assistance.
Market Report.
Receipts for the last week at
at the Portland Stock Yards have
been: Cattle 1778; Calves 131;
Hogs 1686; Sheep 1283; Horses
A big run of cattle at the yards
for the week. Most of the re
ceipts were she stuff of very
ordinary quality arid a few cars
of choice steers. The top for
best steers was from $8.25 to
$8.50 with some good ones from
$6.50 to $7.50. Prime stuff is in
demand. Best dehorned cows
and lie iters sold at $6.50 to $6.76
while the horned stuff went at
6.25 to 6.40, and ranged on down
with fairly good grades from 5 75
to 6.00 and others 4.00 to 5.60,
governed by age and condition.
Bulls 4.00 to 4 60 and choice light
veal calves 8.75 to !00. The
price of cattle has only gone to
peices on poor stuff, the better
class holding up well. .
The hour market shows weak
ness with slow demand. Very
light receipts with extreme top
at the week's close. 9.60 for
one load, with bulk of sales 9.10
and 9.26.
lambs. Prices about steady with
last week's quotations.
It rally Located, Good Clean
sals, Comfortable Kooms,
lean and Sanitary beds
Class Bar In Connection. Oive Me A Call
rns Meat Market
H. J. HANSEN, Proprietor
f, Pork, Veal, Mutton,
lasuage, Bolonga,
Icheese and Weinerworst, Etc.
holesale and Retail
ipt and Satisfactory Service
ir Maironjre uncneu nu
. "V !. A J. 2. .. Al.a
TS uive'i vuicK itiienuuii
xall Drug Store
Ansco Camera's Films
and any thing wanted In the
Reed Bros. Props.
Nothing has been said lately
about the school fair to be held
in Burns this fall. Supt. Hamil
ton mailed premium lists just at
the close of the schools in May
and those who expect to compete
for the prizes should be busy.
On account of being somewhat
isolated it is possible not many
of our home boys and girls will
participate at the state fair, al
though they could and from the
observations of the manager of
The Times-Herald, who has re
cently returned from a trip cov
ering portions of Central Oregon,
the Columbia River section, as
well as the coast points and the
vicinity of Portland, Harney
county products will compare
most favorably. However, re
gardless of whether we make an
exhibit at the state fair, the fol
lowing letter from Mr. Mans
applies as well to our own school
fair. Mr. Maris writes:
I hope you are all having a
good time during vacation, play
ing some, working some and
reading some; and not forgetting
to prepare your exhibits for the
school fairs. Had you thought
about how soon they will be here?
Only a few short weeks now, and
the time will pass quickly. Pro
crastination is said to be the
thief of time. Do not let it be
the thief of those prizes you have
no doubt had your heart set on
winning. It is so easy to waste
time and get slack in our habits.
i especially during vacation.
Everyone ought really to set
apart certain hours each day for
play, for work and for reading.
You will be surprised how much
more you will accomplish.
If you are raising garden stuff
to exhibit, do not neglect it The
weeds will keep growing these
hot days just the same, and if
you do not keep them hoed or
pulled up they will rob your
pumpkins or potatoes of the
moisture they need, and they
will not grow to be prize winners.
If you are raising poultry, do
not fail to feed the fowls re
gularly and well and handle
them carefully so they will be
gentle and in good condition.
If you expect to exhibit sewing
and win that sewing machine,
gold watch, or some other at-'
tractive prize, you have no time
to lose. If you would win in the
bread making contest, you can
not practice too much. Do not
be afraid of soiling your hands
with the dough. It is no dis
grace to work, and horny hands
are honorable.
Do not overlook the fact that
the railroads will carry your
exhibits to and from the State
Fair free of charge. The child-
of no other state are so
meet him some day, I hope, I
am Bure you will like him; he
says he is very much interested
in the boys and girls of Oregon,
and especially in seeing them
learn the practical things of life.
He is anxious to see definite re
sults from the Industrial De
partment. It is up to you to
show such results, boys and
girls, and I am sure you will do
your part N. C. Maris,
Field Worker Industrial Fairs.
ScImsm Propwed by Mrs. Gray Cmnkiered j
Fible and MmIs With Approval.
Referesdn Vole Saffetttd.
Dairy and Co-Operative
Creamery Wealth Getters
Published statistics relative to
the dairy business throughout
the Central states show what can
and will happen in Harney Coun
ty when transportation brings
the changed conditions so we can
take advantage of our natural
resources for this industry.
In Todd County, northern Min
nesota, with long, cold winters,
a creamery was established in
1900 with 38 patrons. The first
year the total business of the
creamery was less than 1,000.
For 1912 it amounted to $131,300.
or an average of more than
$10,000 per month. The success
of this one brought other cream
eries into existence so that 19
are now operating in that county
and the butter sold last year
amounted to over one million
M. K. Yates who is making a
trip through central and eastern
Oregon in the interest of the
Cattle Growers' Association takes
a pessimistic view of the beef
cattle business in that section
and says that some system of
credit will have to be instituted
in order that herds of range cat
tle may be built up throughout
that vast territory, for at the
present rate of decrease in the
number of beef cattle in pro
portion to the population, he said;
"We will live to see the day when
we will only see cattle in parks
or zoological gardens, as we now
ii buffalo. The shipment of
beef from Australia will then be
looked upon as a great accom
modation instead of a menace to
the American growers and know
ing that a large per cent of the
area of Oregon is adapted to
stock raising and stock raising
only, and stopping to figure the
amount of revenue lost by not
having cattle to graze upon this
land, it is clear that one of the
principal resources of Oregon is
not being utilized"
A couple of weeks ago the
Times-Herald published an arti
cle by Mrs. Wm. Gray, of Lawen,
relative to the manner of handl
ing the jack rabbit situation in
Harney County. The article Bet
out the advantages and argu
ments in favor of the county,
by bond issue or loan, advancing
the funds to provide for the
fence material, and permit the
settler to pay for it in install
ments. This is along the lines
which have been successfully
employed by the government in
West Australia.
In a communication received
from Mrs. Gray since the publica
Society had debated the question
and the fence scheme won an
easy victory over all other pro
posed methods. She also states
that they have secured legal ad
vice and are satisfied that the
county could undertake this work
if the people so decided at a re
ferendum vote.
In response for the request for
an expression of opinion from
the citizens of the county, Mrs.
Gray received cards from 18
land owners endorsing the fence
method. She would be glad to
receive an endorsement from all
those in favor and all such ad
dress a card to Mrs. Gray,
Farmers are Urged to Secure a Set of
Lifters to Raise the Fallen Grain
Thus Saving Considerable That
Otherwise be Left on The Ground.
Prof. Scudder Visiting The Station
By L. R. B.-thaupt. to gomethj from the8e
Mr. C. R. Ball of the Office of gentlemen will have an opportuni-
Cereal Investigations at Wash-
ty in this or a later issue.
ington D. C. was a visitor at the ,,. , mL ,.
.-- ai w n m ... I The manager of The Times
station recently. Mr. Ball like Herald hopes local farmers will
Mr. Cardon, expressed himself take advantage of the suggestion
as very agreeably surprised at respecting the "lifters" for fal-
of the article, she states I ine yieiaa ana general quality of len gram. During the severe
the Harriman Literary tne crop8 Krowinr on the Station storms of July a considerable
ana seems or tne opinion that amount of grain was knocked
there is a great future for Harney down and by using these "lift
County along agricultural lines, era" a vast saving may be made.
It is likely
Cattle Malady u Named.
generously treated by the
roads, so far as we know.
not fail to read the rules and
regulations in the State Fair
List which tells you what you
have to do in order to get the
free rate.
Some boy or girl who reads
this may say "I have to work
An outbreak of disease which
has appeared among Lewis Coun
ty cattle has been diagnosed by
q0 veterinarians from the state col
lege as hemorrhagic septicaemia.
It was at first thought that the
trouble might be anthrax. While
the disease does not appear to be
as virulent as usual, about 20
head of cattle have been lost
Efforts are being made to pre
vent the disease from spreading.
It is not known how the
hard all the time and never have
v,.tion and do not have time , " not Known how the germ
to prepare anything for the fair." jwaa introduced into the locality,
I hope very few of you are en
tirely deprived of a vacation, but
as to having to work hard, you
really ought to be thankful for
that Hard work does not hurt
you if you do not chafe and
worry about it Our best and
greatest people have had to work
hard. Surmounting difficulties
brings out the best that is in you,
and develops strength of charac
ter. The best exhibits at the
school fairs last year were
Those desiring the service of a
Jersey bull may find one at the
J. R. McKinnon barn.
Good Rmm for hi EatauaWm.
When a man has suffered for
several days with colic, diarrhoea
or other form of bowel complaint
and is then cured sound and well
by one or two doses of Chamber
lain's Colic and Diarrhoea Reme-
made by children who dy, as is often the case, it is but
had to work hard. Loafers do natural that he should be enthu
not win prizes at fairs nor in the ' mastic in his praise of the remedy,
battles of life. J and especially is this the case of
Perhaps you are not yet ac- a severe attack when life is
quaintod with Mr. Churchill, our threatened. Try it when in need
new State Superintendent, but of such a remedy. It never fails,
you will have an opportunity to Sold by all dealers.
Inoculation of Rabbits
Declared a Failure
Owing to complaints from
Eastern Oregon regarding the
rapid increase of jackrabbits
Governor West recently appoint
ed a commission consisting of
State Game Warden Fin ley,
Professor Beckwith and W. H.
Lytle to investigate these mat
ters. As Mr. Henshaw, Chief of
Biological Department, was in
Portland he met with Mr. Lytle
and Mr. Finley. In-as-much as
the Biological survey has worked
along these lines a good deal in
the past, it will furnish special
assistance to this commission.
Mr. Henshaw says that a great
many experiments have been
carried on concerning the in
oculation of rabbits to try to de
crease the numbers, but in each
case theiM have been a failure.
There is little or no difficulty in
inoculating certain rabbits, but
the difficulty lies in a disease
spreading to other members of
the same family.
The cause for the rapid in
crease of rabbiU is on account of
the killing off of the coyotes,
which are their natural enemies.
During the last few years there
has been a great deal paid out
in bounty in killing coyotes, and
as a natural result the rabbits
havo increased, For many rea
sons experts consider the bounty
system unsatisfactory, said Mr.
One of the most effective
methods of diminishing rabbit
in Eastern Oregon has been the
organization . of rabbit drives.
In three drives held in Harney
county last winter there were
between 16,000 and 18,000 jack
rabbits killed.
Mrs. Al. Weatherly, of Drew
sey who has been stopping with
her sister, Mrs. Harry Thompson
during the severe illness of Mr.
Thompson returned to her home
BEGINS l forty fifth school yaai
tPTiMiin I, .
DEGREE COURSES l uiaayphaaeaol
TUR(. HOMI economic Miomanic
training, Agriculture, domestic aclaucr
ad Art.
MUSIC, laclaalag piano, atriag, band
iastrumrata and vole culluic.
"Tbb Kmrichmknt o Rural li"
aad a CaTALOOUM will be mailed free
r application
AdJi.M M. at. Trhmamt, RegUlrar,
w-nuteM) CwvallU. Orajtoa.
that the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture will take
a greater interest in the Harney
country because of the visits of
these gentlemen.
The crops are now being har
vested at the station. The win
ter grains are entirely ripe as
well as several good early ma
turing varieties of the spring
grainB. Several of the earlier
peas are also ripe. The cutting
of these peas is rather difficult
and can beat be accomplished by
use of the mower or self rake
reaper. To the cutter-bar should
be attached a set of the lifters
which extend out in front and
lift the vines so that the knives
can cut them. These lifters can
be attached to the mower, reaper
or binder and are very useful in
lifting fallen grain when binding
as well as the peas, alfalfa, etc.,
These lifters can be secured at
the present time from the R. M.
Wade Co. of Portland at about
$5 00 per set they would make
a very profitable investment for
any farmer having lodged grain
to cut
Prof. H. D. Scudder and Dr.
M. M. McCool are visitors at the
Experiment Station at the time
of this writing. Both are of the
Department of Agronomy of the
Oregon Agricultural College and
have but recently arrived, so
that they cannot be quoted at
present as to their ideas of the
showing the crops have made
this year. However, there is
little doubt that any one wishing
The manager finds they may be
secured on short notice by wiring
for them through the local hard
ware dealers and have them
shipped by way of Bend and
brought over by the auto trucks.
Farmers who haven't hogs to
turn on the stubble to clean up
the fallen grain will find a set of
"lifters" profitable investment.)
News of the State and Nation
It. A. Harris, former state
printing expert, has been ap
pointed by Governor West as
state printer to succeed the late
Willis Duniway.
Petitions are being circulated
in Crook County to call an elec
tion for a $200,000 bond issue for
permanent road construction. The
main thoroughfare proposed is a
main north and south line about
100 milea in length from Wasco
County to Klamath County,
where the citizens of Klamath
propose to connect and extend
the road to state line.
There will be a special ex
cursion train from Seattle to
Bend over the Oregon Trunk
August 17. From advance re
ports it is expected that fully
200 visitors will join.
The R. J. McKinnon & Son
Stage Co., has made a passenger
rate of $10.00 between here and
Vale and will also haul freight
for 2J cents on all consignments
of 50 lbs., or over. 25tf.
Strictly First Class. Splendid
Service, Fine Accomodations,
Commercial Headquarters
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
liurna Sam
Canyon City 7am
rralrle City J:3Q p m
Canyon City 7pm Burn 12 noon
Fare, Burns-Prairie City, - - $6.00
Round Trip, - - - . u.oo
Express Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Burns
Canyon City . . 6:M p m
Prairie City 10 am
Qffsrs You The Very Best Of Facilities
For filling prescription. We have a large and
well asaorted stock of prescription drug- and
competent Pharmacist to compound them.
JMaWM the agency for the well known line
ofZNyal Family Medicines, Eaatman Kodak
and Supplies. Come and visit us at any time.
J. C. Welcome. Jr. Prop.