The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, March 14, 1914, Image 1

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The Biggest City In The Biggest
The Biggest County In The State
County In The State Of Oregon I
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Of Oregon, Best In The West
NO. 18
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Sinnott Asks House to Have Money from
Lands Secure Water. Amendment
Offered Would Have Public Lands
Funds Spent for Reclamation. It
Was Rejected by the Committee
Common Sense Comment
On Present Tex System
A Washington dispatch to the' merit. Sinnott will offer it of
Journal says: Representative n house.
Sinnott precipitated a lively de
bate in the house committee oti
irrigation and public lands today
by proposing the following
School Rally Featured
By Dairy Demonstration
ine puouc scnoois 01 un-nu"
!are hoirinninur to teach what the
That it is hereby declared to ' people want taught. Practical
be the duty of the secretary of dairying has been incorporated
the interior in carrying out the ' in the st.noo 8y8tem as one of
provisions of the reclamation law
as far as the same may be prac
ticable and subject to the exis
tence of feasible irrigation pro
jects, to expend the major portion
of the funds arising from the
sale of public lands within each
state (and territory ) cont touting!
thereto for the benefit of arid
and semi-arid lands within the
limits of such state (or territory);
the ten projects of industrial
club work, and is receiving the
attention its importance demands.
Fourteen clubs were organized
in l'olk county last fall and their
members have carried on the
work of testing milk and keep
ing dairy herd rocords for three
months. Results are very gratify
ing. Baboees: testers were placed
provided that the secretary may , m these fourteen schools by the
temporarily use such portion of
said funds for the benefit of arid
or semi-arid lands in any parti
cular state (or territory) contri
buting thereto as he may deem
advisable, but when so used the
excess shall be restored to the
fund as practicable to the end
that ultimately and in any event
within each 20 year peiriod after
the passage of this act the expen
ditures for the benefit of the said
states (and territories) shall be
equalized according to the pro
portions and subject to the con
ditions as to practicability and
feasibility aforesaid."
Sinnott submitted an argument
showing the unfairness of the
present system by which Oregon
has paid in $10,000,000 and re
ceived only $3,000,000 Sinnott
paid a compliment to Secretary
Lane, who, he said, was doing
the best he can with the limited
funds at his disposal; but Lane,
he declared, will not be secretary
of the interior always, and it
was important to have the statu
tory law corrected tocontiol fu
ture secretaries of the interior.
Members of the committee ac
knowledged the justice of Ore
gon's claims, but took the posi
tion that passage of the bill would
be hampered by Sinnott's amend
school boards, and their use de
monstrated by Professor W. A.
Bair, the Agricultural College
specialist in charge of the work.
About COO cows are on test in
these fourteen schools. Their
milk is weighed every day, and
taken to school on the fifteenth
of each month to be tested. The
tests are supervised by the teach
er to act during vacation. Re
cords of the amount and butter
fat contents of each cow's milk
for one year are kept by the
A cow demonstration was given
by Professor Barr ataschoo rally
in Airlie Saturday, February 28.
Five cows had been led to the
school house by members of the
school board and other persons,
and were used for scoring and
judging by the teachers, pupils
and parents assembled. Some
very good judging was done by a
number of boyB, who excelled
their teachers in scoring and
The effect of the dairy school
work is already quite noticeable.
There is great interest in types
of cows, puredred bull, balanced
rations, sanitary production, and
cow' records. Many residents
expect to see the dairy industry
grow rapidly.
The Portland Telegram offers
the following pertinent sugges
tions regarding the tax questien:
Paying taxes this year is caus
ing more howls and complaints
than usual.
In the first place they are too
In the second place, there is a
pyramiding penalty for every
month that they are not paid.
In the third place, money is
And in the fourth, fifth, sixth
and other places, it is not con
tended that there is really any
need of dumping all the tax mon
ey into the County Treasury in a
lump when the county doesn't
need the money for immediate
There is steadily incieasing
demand that taxes be paid quar
terly or semi-annually, instead
of citizens being forced, under
penalty, to pay the taxes in a
Consider the poor taxpayer.
Persons who have not ready
money to pay their taxes and yet
who wish to avoid the heavy
penalty, must Inirrow from the
bank. The average individual in
this position must pay the high
est rate of interest, 7 or 8 per
cent, for instance. The borrow-
Drewsey People to Promote Line From
Riverside up Malheur to the Logan
Valley. Estimated Billion Feet of
Timber Tapped. Only Practical
Route to Bring it to The Markets
A large mass meeting was hold by which this timber can be mar-
at Drewsey last Saturday for the
purpose of promoting an electric
railway from Riverside up the
Malheur past Drewsey, to tap
the timber belt near Ixigan Valley.
keted, there is absolutely no doubt
but that this road will be built in
the near future
John & Johnson ft Sons, the
promoters of the large power pro
ject n the Malheur River, have
A permanent organization was agreed to furnish the necessary
formed with the following officers power to operate this road. This
elected: President, J. L. Bits;
Vice-president, I. M. Davis; Sec
retary, W. I). Baker; Treasurer,
C. W. Drinkwater.
A Committee of Finance was
elected consisting of the follow
ing members; J, Edwin Johnson,
B. E. Dunton and John Oti
This committee will commence
immeadiately to raise funds by
stock subscription for the purpose
of making preliminary surveys
will be a cheap line to maintain,
as the tonnage will all go out on
a water grade, which will require
but a comparatively small amount
of power.
Mr. John F. Johnson will have
charge of the engineering of the
road, and it is expected that ar
rangements will bo made by the
date of the next meeting, March
21st. for surveys to be made.
(l-'i nil Our Portland Corrcupomlrht)
A campaign in which all the
states of the Pacific Coast are
; actively joining is that now being
! made to secure an amendment to
the present parcel post regula-
I tions affecting the mailing of
seeds, bulbs, plants, cuttings,
i etc. Under present provisions,
I these must all take a flat rate of
one cent for two ounces, which
means that the man who mails
some plants to his neighbor five
miles away pays exactly the same
postage he would if mailing them
to New York.
This is such a manifest dis
crimination against the farmer,
the gardner and the seedsman
who hopes to build up a business
in his own locality that commer
cial clubs, granges and hundreds
of individuals are addressing
spirited protests to their con
gressional delegates in Washing
ton. Every additional letter will
help, and it is hoped that readers
of this paper will use their best
efforts toward securing this
Bill Introduced Making This Possible for
Stock Raicing Purposes. Ranges
May be Leased, but the Homestead
Laws Shall Remain Operative
Within Such Districts, is Report
A bill has been introduced in
Congress which proposes to au
thorize the President to establish
gracing districts upon the public
land of the United States which,
when established, can be modifi
ed or revoked only in five year
periods, the districts to be under
charge of the Secretary of Agri
culture and leased for grazing
with right to the lessee to fence
wie unci leased, me Dill pro
vides that the homestead laws
shall remain operative within
raising stock on a large .scale
vanishing with the proposed new
er may get the money from the land incorporating an organization I p L. S. Co. Shipping Cattle.
The Strongest appeal to
the most refined taste is
made by
Harmony Rose Glycerine Soap
Purely Vegetable, Delicately Pcrfnned
ISc. Per Cake, 2 for 25c.
Rexall Drug Store
We have ooniined our business entirely to the
White Front where we are prepared to care
for our customers better than ever before
Baled Hay and (irain for Sale at Market
Prices. Good Hay in Stack $4.50 Per Ton.
Delivered in Burnt, $6.50 Per Ton
I The Burns-Vale Stage Line
.(i-llour Schedule from Railroad
Close Connections Made With Trains East.
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.
R. J. McKinnon & Son
bank in the morning and pay the
taxes, and this money may be
back in the bank by 3 o'clock in
the afternoon. The County
Treasurer takes the money which
Mr. Taxpayer has borrowed at
7 or 8 per cent, and puts it back
in the bank a few hours later,
and the bank pays 2 per cent to
the county for the privilege. So
the bank makes ti per cent, or
something like that, for allowing
a few dollars to be taken out of
the vault for less than a day. If
the transaction is by check it
may never leave the bank at all.
No urgent necessity of the
county demands the immediate
use of the tax money. The tax
money is rolling in, and will re
main, for the greater part, in
bank for months. There is an
agitation on foot that the taxes
be paid quarterly, so the burden
will fall more lightly on the tax
payers bv giving more time to
meet the rates, and the county,
receiving its tax fund in four
installments, will not be incon
venienced, but will have the
money as it is needed. Quarterly
payments will not work a hard
ship on anyone, and will do away
with the necessity of borrowing
by the taxpayers.
County Court.
weights and
per day for
engaged in
County sealer of
measures given $5
every day actually
J. L Caldwell appointed an ex
tra deputy of the assessor for
three months at a salary of $100
per month.
County surveyor instructed to
re-locate certain portions of
county roads.
Final report of Chas. Wilson,
roadmaster of district No. 3 ap
proved. High school building insured
for $2500.
P. II Atkinson, who was hurt
while employed on the county
roads, was awarded $198.85 in
full for his injuries.
Hoard of road viewers ordered
to view county road petitioned
for by E. B. Moon and others.
Same order on road asked by
W. H. Byram.
Same order for C, P. Jewett
tlohn Smyth given license to
sell liquor in Andrews precinct.
A. S Whitney appointed con
stable for Valley View precinct.
Bert Stillson appointed janitor
at court house and yard at a
salary of $60 per month.
Salary of stock inspector in
creased from $350 to $4000 per
Maurine Jones, daughter of
Mr, and Mrs. Tom Jones, was
selected to represent Vale in the
forthcoming contest between
Vale and Ontario. At the tryout
held at the High school auditor
ium Friday night Maurine show
ed such marked and phenomenal
ability that no doubts exist as to
the result of the Ontario contest
to take place March 27. Vale
10 oc Known as me mainour val
ley Electric Railway Co.
StepB will now lie made tointer
ert capital in the building of this
road. The large timber owners
are already interested in this un
dertaking, and the sentiment
here is that the large timber
owners are expected to furnish
the capital for the building oi
this road.
It is estimated by competent
men that one billion feet of tim
ber can be tapped by this road.
As this is the only practical route
Walter M. Glenn returned the
first of the week from Echo, Ore.,
where he suerintended the feed
ing of 1,650 head of Pacific Live
Stock company beef cattle the
past winter 1,000 of which were
shipped to the Portland market
last week. He returned to Echo
Tuesday to assist with another
shipment and the culls that are
left over will be shipped with
1,000 head that will be shipped
from Huntington to California
next week. Ontario Democrat.
n, D tl . r, . . . . ! uch districts, except, that the
The Portland Commercial Club ltnnn ... ,k .
shall have his improvements,
shall not be subject to settlement
without the consent of the lessee.
It is proposed to enact a bill
whereby a citizen of the United
States may take 640 acres of land
for stockraising purposes. The
bill is called "A bill to provide
for stock-raising homesteads."
The land will be subject to entry
only after the land has been sel
ected and designated by the" Sec
retary of the Interior, says the
Public School Teachers
Elected for Coming Year.
At a meeting of the sch'ol
board held Tuesday afternoon
the following teachers wer
elected for the coming year: Y.
IM. Sutton, principal; Miss Lena
iHarkey, 7th grade; Miss
Hodder, 6th grade; Miss
Cawlfield, 5th
is co-operating with the Oregon
Civic League in an attempt to
relieve uresent rnnHirinna in
Portland in regard to the unem
ployed, and on request can se
cure the names of a considerable
number of people who are anxi
ous to secure employment on
farms throughout this state.
Any inquiries in this connection
addressed to the Portland Com
mercial Club will be given prompt
Fours and Sixes
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Dates for the International Enterprise
Livestock Exposition have been Homesteaders who are in a
fixed for December 7-12, 1914 at stockraising country may take an
the Union Stockyards in Port- nutation m..imt t,. ,. n,
Most Economical andJMost Powerful Car
on the Market for the Money
land. The announcement is made
thus early in the season in order
that stockmen and ranchers may
have a long season in which to
prepare their exhibits. General
Manager Plummer states that
this will probably be the only
first class stock show in the
count ry at which no entry fees
are charged to exhibitors or;
admission fee to the visiting i
public. The premium list is tht
largest and most comprehensive
ever ofTered in the Northwest
The first annual short course
for farmers conducted in Crook
County by the Oregon Agricul
tural College has just closed an
extremely satisfactory session.
The registration for the course
was 250 and the average attend
ance 180. Farmers attended
from all parts of the county, some !
coming a distance of 60 miles
and remaining throughout the
week. The Crook County High
School and the Prineville Com
mercial ('luh are given much
Credit for the success of th
Market Report.
Receipts at the Portland Union
Stock Yards for the week ending
March 7 were: Cattle, 2962;
Calves. 26; Hogs, 5386; Sheer.
Cattle run Monday was the
largest in the history of the yards,
2700 head being received. Prices
eased off but almost regained
their former level Tuesday. The
receipts the latter part of the
week were light. Best steers
selling throughout the week at
$7 65 and remain steady at that
Swine liquidation was also
large, choice light stuff closing
at slightly less than last week.
Tops dropped to $8 50 and $8 60
Monday in bulk with three loads
at $8 70 week's range averaged
$N M) which is about ten cents
under February level.
Sheep house activity was limit
ed by. a short run and the trade
absorbed everything in sight
greedily. Both wool and shear
ed stuff was offering with prime
fat wool lambs selling around
$6 80 wethers $5 75, yearlings
$6 00 and ewes $5 00. A differ
ential of 50 cents was made for
sheared stuff. Sheep market lias
a decidedly upward trend.
Swearingen, 4th grade
Frankie Clark, 3rd grade
Graham. 2nd grade; .Miss Helena
Swain, second primary, Mrs.
Frances Kelsay first primary.
The primary grade has become
so large that it is necessary to
have two teachers.
All the teachers with the ex
ception of Misses Cawlfield and
Swain were re-elected, as they
have been teaching in the school,
but they have been changed
around in thegrades. Mist Gra-
i nam anu missawearingou remain
in the same grades they have
taught during this year.
Chronic Stomach Trouble Cured.
There is nothing more dis
couraging than a chronic dis
order of the stomach. Is it not
surprising that many suffer for
years with such an ailment when
a permanent cure is within their
reach and may be had for a trifle?
"About one year ago," says P.
already have to make a total of
640 acres.
Instead of requiring a portion
of the land to be cultivated, the
government will require a certain
amount of permanent improve
ments to be made.
Under the proposed act home
steaders in the country designat
ed by the secretary shall have 90 jH. Beck, of Wakelee, Mich., 1
days after said designation to se- bought a package of Chamber
lect contiguous land. Iain's Tablets, and since using
The government proposes to 'them I have felt perfectly wel'.
retain all mineral and the land is I had previously used any ihuti
to remain open for prospecting. I ber of different medicines, but
There are a large number of none of them were of any list
minor provisions, but the main jing benefit." For sale by all
object is to permit the taking of dealers.
grazing land in tracts of 640!
Stockmen see their ranges
broken into and the possibility of
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