The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, November 22, 1913, Image 1

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The Biggest County In The Sute
The Biggest City In The Biggest
County In The State Of Oregon I
I Of Oregon, Best In The West
NO. 2
ty County People Secure Permis-
n to Divert and Impound Water
r Irrigation. One Man Wantt to
teclaim 7,500 Acres Lying Near
le West End of Harney Lake
the past quarter 150
r the appropriation of
re Deen issuea oy me
ineer. ot wnicn numner
for the construction of
According to these
I is proiosed to irrigate
es, develop 21,716
ir, as wen as ior
and domestic purposes.
ruction of the works
tin these permits would
cimately $2,300,000, of
kunt $550,000 is estimat-
sst of constructing re-
acres with the waters of Rattle
snake Spring in Sec. 7Tp. 26 S.
R. 24 E. J. M. BalUoe of
Andrews, for the irrigation of 10
acres with waters of springs in
Sec. 1 Tp. 35 S. R. 33 E. J. R.
Jenkins of Princeton, secured a
permit to store 368 acre feet of
the waters of Wild Horse Creek.
teresting paper on "The Musical
Life of England in Shakespeare's
The Club was then entertained
by selections from "Merry Wives
of Windsor", and "Midsummer
Night's Dream" on the Victrola
Also listened to such Shakes
pearean artists as Frank Burbeck
in "Seven Ages of Man," Shy
lock's Rebuke"; Ben Greet,
"Benedick's Idea of a Wife."
"Hamlet on Friendship"; Ellen
Terry in "Potion Scene," from
"Romeo and Juliet"
The meeting closed with a
social home in which the club and
several guests "Did sometime's
counsel take, And sometimes tea.
Market Report.
The Library Club.
Bowing permits have
ed in Harney County
past quarter:
Hutton of Riley,
permit to irrigate 160
the waters of South
Sec. 31 Tp. 26 S. R. 24
J. Bolster of Burns,
figationof 10 acres with
of an unnamed spring
11 Tp. 26 S. K. 24 K.
Itubblefield of Pdrtland,
a permit to store
re reet oi water in
in Harney County
same for the irriga-
L500 acres of land lying
west end of Harney
insiderable activity,
ition lines, has been
Harney County within
fear, probably due to
jction of the Orogon
lilroad west of Vale.
ittenhiller and B. L.
iurns, tor the irrigation
Eres of land with the
(Poison Creek Slough in
Pp. 23 S. R. 32 E. W.
of Burns, for the ir-
240 acres with waters
bughs in Sec. 29 Tp. 24
IE. Thomas Hutton of
the irrigation of 80
Mrs. Gault's beautiful home
was opened to the Ladies Library
Club last Saturday Nov. 16th,
and the members enjoyed a ban
ner program prepared by Group
No. 2. "Shakespear in Music"
was the study for this occasion
and the responses to roll call were
"Musical Quotations from Shak
espeare", interspersed by the
singing of four Old English Bal
lad's, "Under the Green Trees,"
written in the 17th century.
"Where the Bee Sucks, there
Suck I." written in 1612: "It
".. . I . nnsJ Vila f BBfl" SMH
vy ua i liuvcr iru ma . vs i-
ten in 1639; "Heart's Ease," an
old melody written in 1670, by
Mrs. Gault rendered with an ar
tist's skill.
An excellent paper was read
by Mrs. Gault, "Shakespeare in
Music" very ably divided in three
divisions illustrated with music.
As a writer of the ballad, "Oh!
Willow. Willow, Willow!" sung
by Mrs. Gault, As a writer of
Lyric songs, "Who is Sylvia",
Hark! Hark the Lark." set by
Schubert and "Blow. Blow, Thou
Winter Wind" from "As You
Like It," set by Sarjeant, sung
by Mrs Gault As a writer of
Operas a violin selection from
"Romeo & Juliet" played by
Dodge accompanied by MisB Ellis
Mrs. Biggs, read an able and in-
DELL DlBBLt, Prop.
itrallv Located, Good Clean
leals, Comfortable Rooms,
Clean and Sanitary Beds
Class Bar. In Connection. Give Me A Call
.- j ,.i;..l., .. tl,
ft have oonnneo our duwh ";
rhite Front where we are prepared to care
for our customers better than ever Deiore
Hay and Grain for Sale at Market
, t li i. i en dTmi
nceB. ijooa nay in main t.u .
delivered in Hums, $6.50 Per Ion
Burns-Vale Stage Line
36-Hour Schedule from Railroad
Close Connections Made With Trains Eest
Cofortable Conveyances for Prssengers.
Fare, $10. Careful Attention and Prompt
Delivery of Express and Freigha Entrust
ed to Our Care. Freight 2 l-2c. Per Pound,
J. McKinnon & Son
finiuli of University of F
JOHN DAY, ommaoM
.UttHi ot Horse, Cattle mm m
Receipts for the week have
been Cattle. 338; Calves, 1; Hogs,
2727; Sheep, 2429.
Cattle Liquidation has been
somewhat less this week than it
was a week ago, but the arrivals
did not furnish a very large
number of prime head. Killers
are not very keen for the half
fat grade, and prices are general
ly lower on this class; $7.25 to
$7.50 was bid for the few choice
cars of steers offering the early
part of the'.. week with the bulk
top at $7.40. Sixteen head!of
steers sold Friday morning for
$7.60, the extreme top for the
week. Much of the stuff arriv
ing shows shrinkage in transit
from being fed short grass.
Butcher stock was in fair de
mand during the entire session.
Cow stuff was the only kind to
suffer price declines, and this
occurred only when quality
averaged poor; $6.50 was bid
freely for smooth fat she stuff,
but there was a'short supply,
Bulls and stags held steady at
Arm prices.
Swine values lowered 20 cents
from the old price Monday. The
first half of the week furnished
big receipts, Monday having one
of the largest totals on record.
Quality of stock has been general
ly good and pork is being finish
ed more carefully; $8.00 as a
light hog quotation has stood the
test right through the week.
Good demand prevailed at the
lowered prices, Market closing
steady to firm.
Sheep house business was one
of the most active of the year.
A plentiful supply of choice
lambs and mutton was offered
the buyers, who have been short
handed for some time. They
advanced prices Monday, but
later receded, and the close was
about where it was seven days
ago, but is steady. Prices on
best grades are as follows : Yearl
ings. $4.75 to $4.0; old sheep,
$4.25 to $4.50; ewes, $3.90 to
$4.00; lambs, $5.50 to $5.75.
Exhibits Sent O.-W. R. & N. From Our
County Fair Given Prominence in
Portland. Publicity Also Given in
Papers With Nice Illustrations and
Comment by "Farmer" Smith
For Oil
to Resume
It is reported that the recent
financial troubles of the oil com
pany have practically been ad
justed and that work will be
resumed in the immediate future.
This in good news and it is hoped
there will be further delay in the
matter of ascertaining just what
the prospects are. Every indica
tion is favorable to oil in this
region and with the matter of
prospecting being properly hand
led and economically conducted
many local people will assist in
its development.
Harney county has many ad
vantages and resources that
should be cared for and this is
one of our important assets. If
we can find oil in commercial
quantities, together with the
natural g&a that we are already
sure of, we will attract big capital
and with the exploitation of this
will come other development that
will helo materially.
A Night of Terror.
Few nights are more terrible
than that of a mother looking on
her child choking and gasping
for breath during an attack of
croup, and nothing in the house
to relieve it. Many mothers have
passed nights of terror in this
situation. A little forethought
will enable you to avoid this.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is
a certain cure for croup and has
never been known to fail. Keep
it at hand. For sale by all dealers.
The Times-Herald received the
following letter this week from
the president of O-W.R. A N:
"It is my pleasure to enclose
photographs of a portion of the
Harney County Exhibits, which
Mr. Chamberlin arranged with
you to supply, also prints and
reading matter which I clipped
from a local paper.
"The Exhibits were arranged
in a room adjoining this office,
were viewed by a large number
of people, particularly members
of the press, and greatly admir
ed by everyone who had the
privilege of seeing them. They
are now on display in our City
Ticket Office.
' 'On behalf of the Company I
represent and for myself I beg to
extend my congratulations.
"Yours very truly,
The clipping is from the Journal
of last Wednesday, the article
being illustrated with good views
of a portion of the exhibit. It
says in part:
That Harney county has been
graduated from that class of
districts known as "grazing
country" and has taken a pos
itive place in the agricultural
world is the declaration of Presi
dent J. D. Farrell of the Oregon
Washington Railroad & Naviga
tion company, who has gathered
some samples of field and garden
products to prove it The
directors, room in President Far
rell's office suite looked like a
full fledged county fair yester
day, with great sheaves of al
falfa, wheat, oats, vetch, red
clover, flax, hops, com and
plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Although there are a few
'freak" products of unusual
size, the most oi tne exniDit is
made up of normal speciments.
Some apples of excellent size and
coloring are represented, to
gether with potatoes of size and
quality. President Farrell ex
pects to have the exhibit trans
ferred to the city ticket office,
where it will remain on public
display throughout the winter.
'The significant feature about
that exhibit," declared C. L.
Smith, agriculturist of the rail
road company, "is that it shows
what has actually been done.
Scientific farming is nothing but
a collection and application of
experiences. These products
are experiences. And so, by
proper methods, corn can be
grown in Harney county, Crook,
Malheur and the other 'dry farm
ing regions that have always
run to cattle and sheep.
Diversified farming means
livestock. The way some of the
farmers do it now is to let their
pigs run on the stubble. When
the stubble is gone, they sell the
pigs and let somebody else fatten
them. Now that gives both
men a profit, but think what a
bigger profit one of tho men
might have had if he did the
whole job himself. By feeding
grain ana corn siiage in proper
balance, he can raise his porker
to proper weight and condition
of flesh himself.
It's encouraging to know that
people are trying our plan of
farming and these products show
how they succeeded. One man
raised 26 bushels of Turkey red
wheat on dry farm land. One
tract yielded 33 bushels and 50
pounds from selected seed. The
soil and climate are right for
production the only thing the
farmer has to do is use right
methods to develop hi crop.
"Why. at the Crook county
fair, one man exhibited 72 differ
ent products from his farm.
That's diversification for you.
Ijick of proper attention to
cultivation is shown today in
Sherman, Gilliam and Morrow
counties, where the weed growth
has easily discounted half the
crop this year. They try to farm
too much land with too little help.
One man and one team can take
care of 50 acres. To try to work
more than that means insufficient
cultivation and the result is short
wheat stalks and long weed
stalks. We're trying to teach
deeper plowing, more frequent
cultivation, more care in selec
tion of seed.
' 'The average farmer of east
ern and central Oregon actually
works only one-third of the time.
He hires a man to help him plow,
hin-s a couple or three more to
help him harvest In the mean
time he is idle and lets the men
go. lhey are tramp workers
who have no interest in the farm.
If the farmer would work all the
time, he could keep up the pro
ducts he too often thinks not
worth bothering with, such as
pigs and cows. I know a man
who sold off his sheets because
he didn't want to bother with
fattening them and then bought
$2.50 worth of bacon to take
(I'niiii Oar Portland Oorreipomlent)
A short time ago the Oregon
Agricultural College announced
the fact that a cross-bred hen
had turned out 291 eggs in her
first twelve months of usefulness,
and stated that no other egg
machine had ever before reached
that rate of speed. Now, the
college announces, the original
best-hen-lntheworld will have to
take a back Beat, as another
biddy at the same institution has
succeeded in laying 308 eggs in
exactly one year. This new hen,
like the former record-breaker,
is a cross between the Barred
Rocks and White Leghorns.
Professor Dryden, in charge
of the poultry department at the
college, says that no special at
tempt, outside of the breeding,
was made to secure high records.
The methods followed in feeding
and general care were such as
might be profitable followed by
any fanner or owner of poultry.
The 308 eggs produced bv the
record-breaking hen weighed 42
pounds, or about eight times the
weight of the hen herself, and
were remarkable uniform in
size, shape and color. Many re
quests have been received at the
college to place the hen on ex
hibition, but on account of her
great value as a breeder it has
been decided that the risks are
greater than the value of the
According to Prof. Potter of the Oregon
Agricultural College High Price of
Beef is Justified, as Cost of Produc
tion is 50 Per Cent Higher Than a
Few Years Ago. Prices Fluctuate
While in Portland the other
day James J. Hill hit the thing
on the head in respect to specula
tive values on land and urged the
downing of the land hog. In
commenting editorially on this
the Journal says in part:
James J. Hill is right If you
put the price too high, you can
not get the people out on the land.
It is a contention that The Journal
has maintained ever since it was
For the wild sage brush land
of Eastern Oregon, the $15 to
$26 asked is too much. Such
prices discourage settlement. It
is more than home builders can
By such demands, land specula
tors are strangling development
They are holding back the pro
gress, both of city and country.
It is a criminal injustice to
society. Occupied land makes
markets for the products of city
workers. It makes products and
agricultural output with which
the city workers are fed, clothed
and sheltered.
When these lands are held in
idleness, the city workers' market
is narrowed. The producing area
of the state is correspondingly
restricted. The feeding power
of the state is to that extent reduced.
In effect, the land speculator
who is holding large areas out of
use is a public enemy. He is
undermining the welfare and
prosperity of society. He is
knowingly and for his own selfish
purposes, reducing the aggregate
of the food stuffs on which cities
must depend for survival. He
is knowingly and for his own
greedy desires, forcing to remain
in the cities families who would
otherwise become workers in the
great army of agricultural pro
ducers. It is not only an execr
able, but it is well nigh an im
moral act to thus hold land in
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We do job printing.
Raw Furs, Hides and Pelts Bought
I pay hi ha.t caah prlc.t for all kind, of Raw Fun, HUm and
Pallt. Noilly ma althar by mail or talaphona II you hava aay
quantity and I will coma aftar Am praparad la aavaaca
bounty on scalp, aavina you lha Iroubla of coming to Iba Clark
Office in building south Burns hotel on street leading to
court house old Masonic building Burns, Oregon
Widespread observance of ap
ple day, November 18, is expect
ed to give the Oregon apple one
of the greatest bits of advertis
ing it has ever received. Apples
and apple dishes will be served
in hotels and restaurants all over
the United States. Scores of
menus and promises of co-operation
have been received at the
Portland Commercial Club, even
far away Alaska having fallen in
line, and newspapers all over the
country are boosting the matter
Eight pigs, six months. 1632
pounds, $123.00. This is a con
densed story of what has been
accomplished by a farmer at In
dependence, Oregon, who re
cently hauled his pork to market
and disposed of it Each hog
was 6 months old and averaged
204 pounds, making an average
of $15.38 a head, or $2.56 per
month per hog. "Never let
your pigs make hogs of them
selver," is the advice of a pro
minent farm expert in urging
farmers to hurry the growth of
their pigs and getting them to
market when from 6 to 9 months
Of great interest to every sec
tion of the great Columbia basin
is the announcement made by
James J. Hill himself within the
past week, that a new line of
steamers will be put in operation
between the mouth of the river
and California points within the
next fifteen months. Two fine
combination freight and pasting
er steamers are now being built
at Philadelphia, and it is said
they will be the fastest vessels
ever sailed under the American
flag. Each will have capacity
for 800 passengers and 1,500 tons
of freight, and they are expect
ed to beat the present best rail
road time between Portland and
San Francisco by about four
Daclara War on Cold.
A crusade of education which
aims "that common colds may be
come uncommon within the next
generation" has been begun by
prominent New York physicians.
Here is a list of "don'ts" which
the doctors say will prevent the
annual visitation of the celd:
"Don't sit in a draughty car."
"Don't Bleep in hot rooms."
"Don't avoid the fresh air."
"Don't stuff yourself at meal
time. Over-eating reduces your
To which we would add when
you take a cold get rid of it as
quickly as possible. To accom
plish that you will find Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy most ex
cellent. Sold by all dealers.
That the prices of beef are un
duly high in comparison with
other articles of food, is not be
lieved by Professor E. L. Potter,
head of the Animal Husbandry
department Oregon Agricultural
College, who has made a careful
study of the range of prices ex
tending over several years. He
does not consider that beef prices
have increased cost of production.
"Of course present prices seem
high in comparison
wnicn prevanea a lew years
ago." said Professor Potter,
"btit it must be borne in mind
that five-cent cattle were a los
ing proposition, and when we
consider that the cost of pro
duction has been constantly in
creasing nothing could be ex
pected other than a gradual
closing out of the large herds,
and a final increase in price. In
addition to diminishing ranges
and higher priced land the cattle
man had to pay for labor, sup
plies and other factors, the high
prices which prevail throughout
the country. For this reason it
is not fair to expect him to
furnish us with beef at the old
"At the present prices, beef
making is reasonably profitable,
and if they are maintained the
supply will doubtless increase
somewhat But should prices go
down the cattlemen will again
curtail their beef making opera
tions, educational campaigns
and legislation to increase beef
production are of doubtful value.
It is the maintainance of present
prices that will do most to en
courage beef production. Lower
prices will discourage it
"The cost of raising beef is
about 50 per cent higher than it
was a few years ago, and stock
men will not raise cattle without
adequate returns. Beef prices
will fluctuate, but they cannot be
kept below the cost of production.
"The new tariff will probably
have no great effect on beef
prices, since the surplus from the
great meat producing countries
is already being consumed in
Europe at prices approximately
the same as our own."
Commissioner Objects.
In the matter of the letting of
the contract for the care and
keeping of the county poor.
The contract run out Nov. 7th
with prices I according to tho records of our
county, and should have been let
by submitting it to the people for
bids. But it was not done in
that way. The old contract was
extended from Nov. 1912 for
three years, which means to
Nov. 1915.
Now then gentleman I want
you all to understand thai I had
no hand in this extension of the
contract for three years. As I
stood on the records of our coun
ty, and claimed the contract
should have been let by adver
tising for bids.
We are paying under the pre
sent contract, from $6 per week
up to $21 per week for each per
son, aside from the above we
have to pay for all medical at
tention and clothing, which I
claim is too much.
Examine the two Journal en
tries Nov. 1912 and Nov. 1913
and they will show you, where
my contention arises.
This is another place where
there is a big leakage in our
county funds.
County Commissioner.
Tonight, if you feel dull and
stupid, or bilious and constipated,
take a dose of Chamberlain's
Tablets and you will feel all right
tomorrow. For sale by all deal
ers. Tonawama tomorrow night.
Strictly First Class. Splendid
Service. Fine Accomodations,
Commercial Headquarters
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Patrons of the A. K. Richard
son general merchandise store
are in luck. The boys have ar
ranged to give away a handsome
7-piece breakfast set to patrons
showing by a coupon that the
have traded to the amount of
$25. Ask them about it lit f
Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
Burna Sam Canyon City II :(l p m
Canyon City 7am Prairie City HI I in
Prairie City XM p m
Canyon City 7pm Burna ., 12 noon
Fare, Burns-Prairie City, - - $ 6.00
Round Trip, - - 11.00
Express Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Hums
That you vaccinate your calves for Black Leg
early, as the loss of one calf will more than
pay for vaccination of the whole herd. We
have fresh vaccine on hand. Phone orders to