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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1914)
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The West
CITY OF BURNS
The Biggest City In The Biggest
County In The State Of Oregon I
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 10, 1914
JJ T '9 'r A
COURSE FEBRUARY 16-21
Corps of Lecturers FroiA Agricultural
College Again to Give The Harney
County Farmers Advantage of Col
lege Right at Home. Citizens of
Burns Will Give
In response to a personal re
quest by President Donegan of
the Commercial Club and Wm.
Hanley. the Agricultural College
faculty has airain arranged to
a. St ffl I
16 to 21 inclusive.
a . t" iUn I ' . , l I i l l 1 j i r"
cial Club held Thursday evening
!.:r nrl nrrn-
give the farmers 01 narneyjmucn encuurni "t " -
county the benefit of the short attendance and interest shown,
course and will send a corps of ! This has been a source of satis
four or five lecturers to Burns to j faction not only to the college
hold the course the week of Feb. faculty but also to the people of
m nU to maK;'p.pa"ration Er jj Burns are fully alive , to the
the week was appointed. Con-! importance of see.ng thaT firm
siderable interest and 0nthu- ers are well cared for during the
siasmwasshownbytheme.ingt.me an pjj-gjj. well.
ana it is saie 10 savinciumniK
session will be of greater benefit
ana will receive more susauuu
, sk. hM last winter,
The citizens of Burns realize the
ine citizens oi ounia imhw "rei.
great advantage this course is to p
the farmers and consequently
the entire country in general,
i.tn .. ffnrf urill he
made to make it as profitable and
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maae to mane u mw """-""
pleasant to those who attend as
possible. The committee ap
pointed by the Club are Dr. L
E. Hibbard, Wm. Hanley. J. C.
Leedy of the high school. Supt.
Breithaupt of the Experiment
Station and Miss Cowgill of the
According to letters received it
will be necessary to provide at
least three halls or places large
enough to hold meetings, as the
course will cover a wider area
than that of last year and two or
more lectures will be held at a
time throughout the session.
The Times-Herald is not inform
ed definitely but understands
that in addition to Dean Calvin
of the Domestic Science depart
ment, another lady will also come
and will give instructions in home
nursing and kindred subject ot
sanitation, etc.. which will re
quire another place of assembly
other than the domestic science
kitchen at the high school. Other
work will consist of agronomy,
animal husbandry, dairying and
noultrv husbandry. The
mitton will nrovide ulaccs for
ujincr then lectures and make
other arrangements that may be '
THE BURNS HOTEL
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Meals, Comfortable Rooms,
Clean and Sanitary Beds
First Class Bar In Connection. Olve Me A Call
THE WHITE FRONT
LIYERY, FEED AND SALE
We have oonfined our business entirely to the
White Front where we are prepared to care
for our customers better than ever before
HORSES FED FOR 20c. PER HEAD AND UP
Baled Hay and Grain for Sale at Market
Prices. Good Hay in Stock $4.50 Per Ton.
Delivered in Burns, $6.50 Per Ton
The Burns-Vale Stage Line
36-Hour Schedule from Railroad
Close Connections Made With Traina East.
Cofortable Conveyances for Pmsenger.
Fare, $10. Careful Attention and Prompt
Delivery of Express and Freigha Entrust
ed to Our Care. Freight 2 l-2e. Per Pound.
R. J. McKinnon & Son
BURNS, - OREGON
Last year's short course held
in Burns was one of the most
successful ever held by the col
lege authorities and they were
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Hums and those who tooK aa-
vnn tags of the course. This year
is hoped and expected to see a
larger attendance and the citizens
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do their part toward making the
do their part toward maaing ine
fort course everytnmg a anou.u
and the committee on arrange-
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s.st them at any time they are
There are farmers living at a
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distance who can hardly afford
to come for a week and pay the
necessary expense attached to it
and we would suggest that a
hearty invitation be extended to
all to come and that provision
will be made for their entertain
ment This short course is of
such importance to the farmers
that every one should have the
benefit of them andiwe feel sure
the good people of this city will
assist in any way possible in
making it possible for them to
Agricultural Club Program.
The program for the Agricul
tural Club which meets at the
assembly room of the public
school building next Tuesday.
Jan. 13, is:
"Meat, Composition and Use in
Diet" Esther Hughet.
"Feeding Beef Cattle at Bell A"
"Cooking and Serving Meats"
'Pig Management" Nick Voegtly
There will also be some music
ilurinur the program, a song by
Dell Hayes and other music.
Change In Management
An important change in railroad
circles takes place this week.
The Oregon Short Line takes
over the operation of the road
between this point and Vale, and
will put on a new train service
soon after the first of the year.
The new service to consist of a
train leaving Ontario each morn
ing after the arrival of Number
15 and 16, or about 7 o, clock,
coming straight through to
Juntura. and leaving here in the
afternoon in ample time to con
nect with main line trains in On
tario that evening.
The Times has not been in
formed as to whether or not the
O-W. R. & N. will have charge
of the construction from this
time on but all indications point
that way. Mr. Osborne, Chief
Engineer, is to be succeeded by
an O-W. R. & N. man, Mr. Mc
Coy, who will be in charge of all
construction after the first of the
A party of O. S. L and O-W.
R. & N. officials were out over
the line Saturday, among others
Mr. Carl Stradly, Chief Engineer
for the O. S. L people and Mr.
Boschke, who occupies the same
position with the O. W. R. & N.
lines. J. P. O'Brien, Vice Presi
dent of the O. W. R. & N. was
also in the party
The people of this section have
a My b each ch
made operation8 of ft.
road, and this is a decided change
for the better so far as service
We believe that everything
possible is being done to get the
road completed as fast as pos
sible, and now that certain feat
ures of the money market is
more settled, we look for re
newed activity in railroad work
this coming spring. Juntura
Receipts of the week have been
cattle, 781; calves, 2; hogs. 2787;
Livestock liquidation during
the last week of 1913 was light
as is customary; the bulk of ship
pers planned to soend the holi
days at home and postponed com
ing to market until early in the
The cattle trade has been
showing considerable strength
recently, as killers have been busy
clearing up their mid-December
surplus. The demand for beef is
not strong enough, however, to
elevate prices on poor stuff, and
only the prices of grades have
advanced. Best steers sold from
$7.75 to 18.10 with the bulk at
about $7.80 to $7.90. Butcher
stock had a slow time, as supply
contained very little choice ma
terial. Cows at $6.80, heifers
$7.00. bulls $6.60 to $5.76 and
calves $7.50 to $9.00 are top quo
The swine market took a sud
den upward trend and even
touched $8.00. although $7.90
was a liberal top for bulk of pimre
light hogs the early part of the
week. Receipts were light and
Monday's run was the smallest
in months, but eleven loads came
into the open market Friday and
tops moved freely at 8 cents.
The sheep house filled up early
in the week, but has been deplet
ed since. Fancy lambs selling
at $6.35 featured. Mutton busi
ness was temporarily dull, due to
short receipts, and the majority
of transactions consisted of mix
Generally, sheep and lambs,
hogs and cattle are all on a steady
basis to commence the new year.
Hi Stomach Trouble Over.
Mr. Dyspeptic, would you like
to feel that your stomach troubles
were over, that you could eat any
kind of food you desired without
iniurv? That may seem so un
likely to you that you do not even
hope for an ending of your trouble
but permit us to assure you that
it is not altogether impossible.
If others can be cured perman
ently, and thousands have been,
why not you? John It. Barker,
of Battle Creek, Mich., is one of
them. He suys, "I was troubled
with heartburn, indigestion, and
liver complaint until 1 used
Chamberlain's Tablets, then my
trouble was over, " Sold by all
HARNEY COUNTY CROPS
MAKE GOOD SHOWING
Report Published in Portland Journal
Boosts New Acreage too High, but
Otherwise Practically Correct. A
Report From Experiment Station
Forwarded Since to the Railroad
The recent report of the grain
threshed in Harney Valley pub
lished in the Sunday Journal is
not altogether accurate or rather,
right. One mistake is the sug
gestion that there will be an ad
ditional 20,000 acres seeded the
coming season. The report was
to the effect that this amount
would be devoted to such crops
next season, not in addition to
what is now cropped.
The report sent to the railroad
showed 211,293 bushels of grain
threshed during the past season
in this Valley and Silver Creek
and the average was in the
neighborhood of 18 bushels to
the acre. In addition to this re
port one covering the Experi
ment Station just east of Burns
has been sent in which gives ac
curately what was done on the
station farm under strictly dry ever, with transportation as dis
farming methods. This is pub-; tant as at present there will
lished in The Times-Herald today never be more land devoted to
and is of considerable interest to j grain raising as ir will not justify.
REPORT OF YIELDS AT EXPERIMENT FARM.
Varialla. Total YiaU of Yield oi YUM of
of Men Acraaga Poorasl Avaraaa Bast par
Crop Crop. of Crop par Acra par Aero Acra
Alfalfu( 1st crop) 25 13 651b seed 100 lb seed 120 lb seed
Rape 1 4 made excellent growth.
Potatoes 40 1 15 bu. 45 bu. 86 bu.
Flax 12 J 8 10 10
Winter wheat 17 12 11.15 24 334
Spring wheat 43 7 10.3 18 32
Winter barley 6 .7 B8 10 16.15
Spring barley 30 3 10.85 25 47
Oats 14 4 M 60 64
Rye 1 I 8
Winter emmer 2 .3 18J 28
Spring emmer 4 2.5 29 35 37.5
Field peas 69 M 8 18 29.2
NOTE: These results are taken from the records at the Har
ney Branch Station and represent the yields obtained from dry
land which has no moisture except
The land was cleared and plowed in the months of November and
December 1911, fallowed to conserve moisture through the sum
mer of 1912 and planted spring of 1913.
L. R. Breithaupt, SupL Harney Station, Jan. 6, 1914.
Wm. Hanley Gives
A nice sized crowd gathered at
the Presbyterian church last Sat
urday ovening to hear Wm. Han
ley tell of his experience during
his recent trip east to the con
servation congress and other
points. Dr. Hibbard presided
and before calling upon Mr. Han
ley invited Dr. Benson, the new
pastor of the church, who gave
his "First Impressions of Fast
em Oregon and Burns." Dur
ing the evening vocal selections
were rendered by a trio of ladies,
consisting of Mrs. McHose. Mrs.
Randall and Miss Leila Egli.
Mr. Hanley didn't talk long
but gave his impressions of the
conservation congress, which
were not at all Mattering, not
having the same ideas of con
servation as the theorists wno
wish to tie up what the people of
the frontier really need in build
ing homes and making it possi
ble to develop the great area that
that the country needs for its
fast increasing population.
He heartily endorses Secretary
of Interior Lane, as well as the
Wilson administration in many
respecis as u u.o ""-" "'"'Kansas some five years ago.
West and the general policy of - HUryived by brothenj
the administration in matters
pertaining to the masses.
According to Mr. Hanley the
UHUm Wilton congress will not be
a very great factor in shaping
the policy of laws governing the
resources of the West from this
time forth, as we have practical
men who understand first hand
how to handle such matters.
This is a step that has long been
desired and with sensible ad
ministration we may be permitt
jA , i t.u ki,.u
ed to take ad vantage of the things
, j. t
nature has provided for our bene-
fit, butnotallowedtowaste them
John McLean is over from his
home near Oroville on business.
all who desire the development
of this big farming territory.
The potato yield was an esti
mated one as it was impossible
to get anything like an accurate
report However, the estimate
is conservative and the yield is
from 200 sacks on dry land to
over 400 on irrigated land.
With proper method of tillage,
intelligent selection of seed and
the increased area farmed dur
ing the coming season Harney
Valley should make an excellent
showing, as it will yield much
greater per acre.
The increased number of hogs
raised with a packing plant to
care for the curing of meats, the
fattening of beef for the market
with an increased demand for
alfalfa hay and grain, we are
going to make a change in the
alluirs of the country. How-
that which fell from the clouds.
Young Man Commits Suicide
Telephone report from Silver
I Creek last Monday brought the
intelligence that into iiirsch, a
homesteader of that territory,
had been found in his cabin.
Coroner Clevenger went over and
held an inquest the jury finding
that he had killed himself with a
revolver, perhaps on Friday
Mr. Hirsch had visited the home
of his brother on Friday evening
and that was the last time he
was seen alive. The brother
lives half-mile from the home
stead of the deceased and could
give no reason for the rash act
other than that he had com
plained of ill health and was dis
couraged. When found the body
was dressed as he was when visit
ing his brother and it was the
conclusion of the jury he had
killed himself immediately upon
his return home. The body was
lving on its back and there were
two bullets fired, one in the breast
and the other over the right ear
which entered the brain and
caused almost instant death.
Deceased was not married and
i was 33 years old. He was a
German and came here from
reside in the Silver Creek section.
Hr.t Cough Madicina (or Childran
"lam very glad to say a few I
words in praise of Chamberlain's
Cough Itemedy" writes Mrs.
Lida Dewey, Milwaukee, Wis.
"I have used it for years both
for my children and myself and
it never fails to relieve and cure
a cough or cold. No family with
children should be without it as
it gives almost immed ate rel ef
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in cases of croup. Chamber-
great importance when a modi-
cine must be given to young
children. For sale by all dealers.
To Enter Naval Academy
Representative N. J. Sinnott
has decided to select his candi
date for entrance to the U. S.
Naval Academy at Annapolis in
June 1914, by means of a com
petitive examination. The com
petitor receiving the highest
standing in this examination will
be appointed by Mr. Sinnott as
principal, and the three standing
next in order will be named as
first, second and third alternates,
respectively. The four success
ful candidates at the competitive
examination will be permitted to
take either of the official An
napolis examinations given in
Oregon the third Tuesday in
February and the third Tuesday
in April, 1914, the candidate may
select either date preferred.
In case the principal fails in
the official examination, and the
alternate succeeds he is appoint
ed, etc, etc.
The competitive examination
to determine who shall be princi
pal and alternates will be held
under the charge of Supt. J. S.
lenders of the Pendleton Public
Schools, at the high school build-
ling in Pendleton, Oregon begin
ning Friday, January 30, 1914 at
9 o'clock A. M. and will con
tinue throughout that day the
following, if necessary to com
plete the test. For the conveni
ence of boys in the southern por
tion of Mr. Sinnott's district a
separate examination will be held
on the same day and hour, at
which the same questions will be
asked, in the Central School
Building, Klamath Falls, Oregon.
The latter examination will he
under the direction of Supt. R.
H. Dunbar of the Klamath Falls
public schools. Any competitor
may select the place more con
venient to him; but if he wishes
to take the examination he should
immediately notify either Supt
Landers or Supt. Dunbar as the
ease may be, in order that suit
able arrangements may be made
for the same.
Any young man may enter the j
competitive examination who is!
now, and was on December 1st, I
1913, an actual resident of the
Second Congressional District of
Oregon and is of the required
age. In order to enter Annapolis
in 1914 a candidate must be be
tween the ages of sixteen and
twenty years on the pate of one
or the other of the two official
examinations, which will be held
in Oregon on the third Tuesday
in February or the third Tuesday
in April, 1914. A candidate is
eligible the day he becomes six
teen and ineligible the day he
The competitive examination
will be written in form and will
embrace the following subjects:
English Grammar, Geography,
U. S. History. Arithmetic, Alge
bra, and Geometry. No separate
examinations in Spelling and
Punctuation but these subjects
will be graded from the manus
cripts turned in by competitors
in the other subjects.
Fuller information as to the
scope of the examinations in the
different subjects can be obtained
by writing to either Superinten
dent Landers at Pendleton or
Superintendent Dunbar at Kla
Competitors should register at
once upon deciding to take the
1. On Sundays and Holy days
of obligation Holy Mass with
sermon at 10:30 a. m.
2. On week days Holy Mass
at 6:30 a. m.
All other services, besidt s
those mentioned above will be
announced in church.
All invited and welcome to the
1 divine services.
Sick-calls promptly answered
at anytime. Religious informa
tion and instructions willingly
imparted at the Franciscan
Rev. Fius Niermann, O. F
Pastor of The Church of
Chronic Constipation Curad.
"Five years ago I had the
worst case of chronic constipa
tion I ever knew of, and Cham
berlain's Tablets cured me,"
writes S. F. Fish, Brooklyn,
Mich. For sale by all dealers.
THE COMMERCIAL CLUB
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
Affairs in the Hands of Good Working
Force Selected by Representative
Gathering. Great Interest Shown
In Coming Short Course. Railroad
Situation Discussed at Meeting
A representative gathering of
citizens of Burns were present
at the annual meeting of the
Burns Commercial Club held at
the Masonic hall Thursday night
when the election of officers for
the coming year was held and
other matters of importance
brought up and discussed. Al
though there was a lack of re-,
presentation of the real commer
cial interests at the meeting, as
is generally the case, a number
of the active business men were
present together with profession
al men and some visitors.
The election of officers requir
ed but a snort time as it was evi
dent those elected had been dis
cussed before the meeting and
the matter practically settled.
There was no opposition mani
fested to any of the nominees
and they were all elected by un
animous vote. J. L. Gault was
chosed president, A. W. Gowan
vice-president, Frank Davey sec
retary, Ben Brown treasurer.
Wm. Farre, A. O. Faulkner and
Sam Mothershead were elected
M the executive committee to
serve with the president and sec-1
Secretary Ioggan read his re- j
port for the year and the report
of the finance committee was also
taken up. It was found that a
considerable amount was yet due
on a former subscription and that
together with a 20 per cent levy
on the money provided for this
year would pay off the indebted
ness of the club and this was or-1
dered done. The old debts are
of long standing and it is well to
have them payed off.
A letter from Prof. Hetzel of
the Oregon Agricultural College
to President Donegan was read
giving the dates of the winter
short course and making sugges- j
tions as to preparations. This
matter brought out considerable ',
discussion and a very decided in
terest shown by the men present !
THE FRENCH HOTEL
DAVID NEWMAN, Prop.
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Daily Line, Burns
l-ta.li i.- City
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Fare, Burna-Prairie City, - - $ 6.00
Round Trip, - - - - 11.00
Express Rates 2 1-2 Cents, lrairie to Hums
L. WOLDENBERC, Prop.
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First: Promptness, accuracy and fair dealing.
Secend: We carry a well assorted stock of Druga, Chemi
cals and Druggist Sundries.
Third: We guarantee every article we sell to be juat as
represented or your money refunded.
If you are a customer of ours you know thia. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
J. C. Welcome. Jr.
in making the season profitable
and pleasant. It was manifest
ed that the people of Barns are
going to give their assistance in
every way possible to vie suc
cess of the short cour; 4. 8V com
mittee consisting of Dr. lijbban,
Wm. Hanley, J. C. .Ledy, Mis3
Cowgill and L It. Breithaupt
was appointed by the president
to make all necessary arrange.
During the evening Mr."Haw
ley of Iowa was called upon for
some remarks and he gave some
very valuable pointers on the
importance and benefits to be de
rived from the short enur.i.e.and
gave his experience m similar
work in Iowa in the farmers' in
stitutes. Mr. Hawloy also stated
he was here to invest in Haney
county with the hope of remain
ing the rest of his days, ImC in
view of the recent announce
ment published in a Portland
paper that no provisions had
been made in the O.-VV. R. & N
budget for the extension of the
Oregon Eastern road on from
Juntura into this Valley Ttajd
caused him to hesitate and hp
would await developments before
The railroad matter was Aim
cussed and while a few expressed
their bitter disappointment ( at
the announcement published, no)
formal action was taken by the4
Club except instructing the ex -cutive
committee to investigate
the matter and if the members 1
considered it necessary they wVre
to draft resolutions asking re
spectfully for information of a' j
definite character, these resolu- !
tions to be submitted to the club
before being published. Consid
erable bitterness was expressed
early in the week in respect to
the action of the railroad people,
but later developments have
changed matters some and now
the people have hopes of work
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