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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (March 28, 1914)
CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest City In The Biggest
The Biggest County In The State
County In The State Of Oregon I
Of Oregon, Best In The West
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, MARCH 28, 1014
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ASKS ACTION INVOLV
ING LANDS IN HARNEY
Governor West Charges That Pacific
Live Stock Company Has Fraudu
lently Acquired Title to Large Area.
Mail Contractors Adjust Parcel
Post Rates With The Department
The following appeared in last tractor Holiday and of the Vale
Saturday's Journal under a Salem Burns route and Contractor Smith
date line: Submitting a mass of of the Vale Alberson route in
extracts from Harney county re- this city Monday and the matter
oords and maps and various lb- was satisfactorily adjusted be
Btr&cts of certificates of sale and tween the government and the
entries of deeds. Governor West contractors. The contractors
today requested Attorney Gener- were allowed a 3 cent rate on
1 Crawford to take notion at an parcel packages which allows
early date to recover lands alleg
ed to have been fraudulently ac
quired from the state by the Pa
cific lave Stock company.
It is alleged that the company
has acquired title by means of
dummy entrymen to about liT.tKX)
acres of state school, swamp and
"In addition to apparently get
ting this land by fraudulent
means, said the governor, tnc
company has always been a block
in the way of process In Harney
county. It has prevented devel-
opment by preventing the useful i
annliration of water."
In the material turned over by
era! for use in the case is a list
nt tiMrKiiTiK nnnnppffil with thi
Pacific Livestock company and it I
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wanted for witnesses.
Star Route Mail Contract
ors Gets Rates Adjusted
Hon. Jas. S. Blakely, fourth
assistant postmaster general, who
has charge of the Star Route
service was in Ontario Monday
adjusting matters with the stage
contractors running out from
Vale in regard to handling the
parcel poet mail matter.
The contractors for the Vale-
Bums stage route and the Vale-Ie
Aihn r,, wor !lunrrl,.rl
before the new parcel post law
went into effect and the contrac-
tors on these two routes threw
up their contracts when the new
law went into effect on account
of the additional amount of mail
matter they were compelled to
handle -lust received a nice line of
' ir'.'"" Barkley conferred with new winged collars they are the
Postmaster Kproul of Ontario, ' latest. -Williams-Zoglmann Clo
Postmaster Staples of Vale, Con- thing Co.
15c. Per Cake, 2 for 25c.
WE ARE AGENTS
Rexall Drug Store
REED RROS. Props.
MRS. ETTA CUMMINS, Prop.
Best Surgical Room and Equipment
In the State Outside of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for Patients-Reasonable Terins
Graduated Nurse in Charge
Stands for quality In
Ham. Bacon. Shoulders. Lard
If you want quality ask your merchant for
the U brand stamped on the shin
The mild, sweet cure packed by the Geo. W.
Young process. If your dealer does not
handle It 'phone Chas. Wilson.
them to put on a freight team
once a week to handle the heavy
parcel post mail passing over
their routes. Ontario Democrat
Agreement Reached in
Hanley vs. Moss Case
Upon the arrival in Lakeview
last week of Attorney C. H.
Leonard and Tom Allen, fore-
"1!in ol ino tlmc uulue mim
':in- (,f BurnB- the latter 9Wore
out a complaint for the arrest of
w- L Mo89 on the chare of lar"
ten OI ta",e wnicn were uemK
W In this valley.
As was stated in last weeks
Examiner there were forty-one
head of stock involved which had
bocn separated from the band of
Moss Cattle on the Norm
and placed in charge of Sheriff
Snider, upon complaint made by
the Hanley and French-Glenn
Cattle companies' interests sev
eral days ago.
At the hearing held before
Justice Umbach here Saturday
last, the matter was adjusted,
the prosecuting witnesses failing
to furnish convicting evidence
against the defendant. Mr. Moss
was represented by W. Lair
While the plaintiffs contended
j the stock to be the property of
IIanl-'v Company, the W. Z
Moss brand, which was recorded
n Lake County over ten years
ago, and the Hanley brand are
identical, in bo far as both use
the Bell A. brand, but the latter
was never recorded in this coun
ty. Lakeview Examiner.
The Strongest appeal to
the most refined taste Is
Harmony Rose Glycerine Soap
Purely Vegetable, Delicately Perfmned
Limit Levies is
A constitutional amendment
limiting state and county tax
levies is the proposed solution
for the high cost of government
offered by Governor West. He
says he intended drafting an ini
tiative measure embodying such
an amendment, and that he will
present it for public discussion
before having it initiated.
The governor said that if a
limit were placed on the state tax
levy restricting it to perhaps 2
mills a year, which would raise
about $2,000,000 on the present
assessed valuation, it would com
pel the legislature to practice
strict economy in making appro
priations. He says the same
argument applies to the counties,
whose tax levies are many times
higher than the levy for state
"This would not interfere with
the expenditures for permanent
roads," says the governor, "as
we already have a constitutional
amendment providing for that
As the state develops and the
need for more money arises, the
amount of taxes to be collected
would automatically increase in
assessed valuations, but there
would be always a maximum
limit to the levies that could be
Free Alfalfa Cultures
For Oregon Farmers.
Oregon farmers who want to
grow alfalfa ean get free culture
of Alfalfa bacteria by sending
for them to T. D. Beckwith, bac
teriologist of Oregon Agricultural
College. Also cultures for peas
beans, clover, vetch and other
legumes. These cultures are for
the same purpose as those put up
by commercial firms and sold to
farmers at $1 to $2 for enough to
inoculate an acre planted in le
gumes, Cultures have been sent
out from the College for a num
ber of years with great advant
age to the farmers.
Farmers who wish to get these
cultures should send their name,
stipulate the crop and acreage,
up to 15 acres, and give two
weeks' notice. The only charge
made to the farmer is the parcel
postage, generally about ten
cents a culture.
A great many farmers are go
ing to give alfalfa a trial for the
first time this year. Bacteria
and alfalfa are inseperably finked
together in successful produc
tion. Chances for suuuess are
greatly increased by using good
cultures. Pull directions for use
accompany each package sent
out from the College.
Receipts at the Portland Union
Stock Yards for the week ending
March 21 were:1 Cattle 1161,
calves 38, hogs 3396, Sheep 7620.
Receipts of cattle have been
light this week and improved
demand set the prices on an'up
ward trend. Bulk steer prices
twenty-five cents stronger, $7 76
to $8 00. Fancy cows brought
$6 75 to $7 00 and other bu.tc.he
classes sold firm.
Hog receipts also light, with
good outlet, Extreme top $8 86
ruling firm the entire week peri
od. Sheep house business brink and
active. Receipts showed an in
crease over last week. Best wool
lambs $7 00 and shorn stuff $6 25;
Wethers $6 00 and ewes $6 00.
Have you paid your income tax?
Also your state, county, school,
road and town tax ? Have you
paid for your fishing and hunting
license, your gracing fees, auto,
mobile tag, occupation tax, tariff
tax and contributed to church,
the base ball tram, the publicity
committee, Rod and Gun club, to
the poor, helpless, hopeless,
worthy, unworthy, the unemploy
ed, and to the fellow who
sells gold bricks. If you fail
in the iyas( ot. these you must
pave woH.y jett and, your
conscience should smite you
When you realize that you wjl
never be abe a drag your roll
through the eye of a needle.
For Sale A 34 ince Studebaker
wagon, rack bed. nearly new.
Address D. V. Wilfono,
1D-20 Lawen, Oregon.
BLE TO DRY FARMING
Mild Winter Has Allowed Fall Grains
Exellent Chance and Good Stands
Result. Soil on Experiment Farm
Moist to Nearly
Last Year. Work Season Earlier
BY 1. R. BREITIIAUPT.
The winter has been exception
ally mild, resulting in several
advantages toward the prospects
for good crops in the county.
At no time was there much frost
in the ground, especially in the
fall plowed land. This has re
sulted in much more of the
winter's precipitation being taken
up by the soil than is usual, the
fall plowing having taken up all
of the moisture which fell on it,
while the land which was not fall
plowed, the unusually favored,
lost a very considerable amount
by runoff. The difference in the
two lies in the fact that the un
plowed land presented a smooth
and frozen surface at the time
the snow melted, while the fall
plowed land presented a rough
and unfrozen surface.
Other favorable signs, aside
from the fact that the soil is moist
to nearly twice the depth that it
was last year, is the condition of
the winter grainj. The winter
wheats, of which a number of
varieties were planted last Sep
tember, are now growing nicely
with an excellent stand. Even
the winter barleys and the winter
emmer are showing up in fine
shape. There seems to have
been practically no winterkill,
whereas, last year, all but a few
plants were killed out. Perhaps
the fact that it is the seed from
these few survivors that was
planted last fall partially ex
Discing of the entire place
was commenced March 15, four
weeks earlier than was possible
last year. This discing is being
done just as fast as the land is
dry enough for the horses to go
on and is for the purpose of
loosening the surface of the soil
in order to check the loss of
moisture by evaporation. Unless
this is dope, and done at once,
our winter 8 moisture would ue
back into the air in about one
tenth the time that it took to get
it into the soil. You can pick
out the good dry farmers by
what they are doing these days.
A little seeding in the way of
dates of seeding experiments
and experiments with winter
grains spring sown has been
done, but the main planting will
not be made until later, the peas
being sown from April 5 to 10,
the wheat and oats about Apt il
15, the emmer and barley about
May 1 and the more delicate
crops like aitaita. beets, rape,
flax etc about May 10.
Work on the Sub-Stations is
progressing nicely. Most of
Uiese Stations have now had a
year's summer-fallow so that it
is reasonable to expect some re
sults this year. Only a few of
them had had the necessary pre
paration in the way of summer
fallow last year and, as on the
Experiment Station, results from
the unfallowed land, even in a
year with as heavy summer rain
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BURNS, - OREGON
Twice the Depth of
fall as last year, showed the one
year, or every year, system of
croimge to be an entire failure.
It takes moisture to produce
crops. Without moisture, noth
ing but a crop of debts will come
to the man who puts in seed.
From what observations as have
been possible here on the station
and elsewhere over the county,
it seems that it is unsafe to plant
grain upon land of ordinary tex
ture, .vhirh is not noticably moist
to a depth of at least three feet
at planting time in the spring.
It is about the same proposition
as trying to water a horse from
a vessel that contains about
enouxh water to quench the thirst
of a eat. The man who has his
soil moist to a depth of two feet
or less had much better add a
dollar to the three or four he has
already spent in plowing and
carry his land over in summer
fallow so that he can turn the
venture into a success, financially,
than to play with fate and harv
est a failure. The man who has
summer-fallow from last year
and the man who summer-fallows
this .summer are the ones who
will reap the Denenis irom ine
past winter's favors, on the dry
lands. Oood though it was. we
have not enough moisture in the
soil to guarantee dry land crops
from unfallowed lands, figuring
on average summer precipitation.
For the man who plants in rows
and cultivates, the story is
different, for under these methods
the moisture can be made to go
much farther toward crop pro
duction because of the reduction
of loss by evaporation.
What is the value of field peas
Field peas make one of the
best of hays for cattle and horses.
It is rich in protien, thus making
it a valuable food for growing
stock and milch cows. The long
vined sorts, such as Golden Vine,
Blackeye Marrowfat etc are best
to grow for hay. Yields of from
one to two tons may be expected
on dry land when the crop is put
on fallowed land and planted in
rows. On irrigated and moist
soils, much higher yields can be
had, five tons per acre not being
impossible from a single cutting.
It is usually best to plant oats
with the peas in order to provide
some support for the crop. There
is no better hay crop for either
wet or dry lands that can be
grown in one year for Harney
County, and similar counties,
than field pea hay for the pur
pose of feeding the class of stock
mentioned, when the seed can
be obtained at moderate prices.
1 he Mother' Favorite.
A cough medicine for children
should be harmless. It should
be pleasant to take. It should
be effectual. Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy is all of this and,
is the mothers' favorite every-!
where. For sale bv al dealers,
ATEST DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NOTES
(I'rum Our Portland Correspondent)
The fifth annual convention of
the Columbia & Snake River
Waterways Association, which
will be held in Portland April 18
14, will be replete with features
of interest to waterways enthu
siasts. One of the most striking
of . these will be the series of
moving picture scenes on the
Calumbia, Willamette and Snake
rivers to be shown by Mr. J. G.
Sill in connection with Major J.
J. Morrow's pa per on "The Com
pleted Celilo Canal." These
films will show many of the act
ivities of the engineers in the
construction of the canal, making
improvements in the channels of
the Columbia and Willamette riv
ers, steamer traffic on the Upper
Columbia and Snake rivers, &c.
A complete program of the con
vention will be distributed throu
ghout the Pacific Northwest
within a few days.
Assurance has been given to
the Portland Rose Festival mana
gement that at least eight of the
most noted professional air navi
gators in the United States will
I take part in the national baloon
I meet which will be held here
during festival week in June.
The balloon exhibit will be in the
form of an endurance contest,
the air craft remaining longest
in the air winning a cash prize
of $3,000. The date for the start
of the race will probably be June
Within less than a month after!
the Portland Commercial Club
and allied organizations through
out the Northwest started a cam
paign for an extension of parcel
post provisions, the Postmaster
General has issued an order that
in future seeds, bulbs, cuttings,
roots scions and plants, in pack
ages exceeding four ounces in
weight will be subject to parcel
post zonal rates. In packages
weighing four ounces or less, a
flat rate of one cent per ounce
J W Hrewer in charge of th
j. w nrewtr. in cnargt or the
iarm isnas department or the j
Oregon State Immigration Com-1
mission, is traveling through the
eastern and central parts of the
state gathering data for the next
issue of the Oregon Almanac,
the official publication of the
commission. This data, when
completed, will give full infor
mation as to location of lands,
size of tracts, crops best adapted
to certain sections, prices at
which it can be purchased and
terms. It is expected this will
be of great help to the home
seeker in finding just the location
he wants and save the expense
of traveling from one part of the
state to another in search of
Reports from Oouglas County
indicate that approximately 1,500,
acres of new orchards will be
planted in that section, this year.
A large percentage of this acre.
age will be planted to prunes.
It is. stated that in many instance.-,
the annual prune crop on
farms has brought in cash in ex
cess of the assessed value of the
land. Present indications point
to a record crop this year.
Stomach Trouble Cured.
is nothing more dia-
couraging than a chrome 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.
H. Beck, of Wakelee, Mich., "I
bought a package of Chamber
lain's Tablets, and since using
them I have felt perfectly well,
I had previously used any num
ber of different medicines, but
none of them were of any last
ing benent." For sale by all
For Sale Registered Clydes
dale stallion, George Chamber
lain, No. U872. 10 years old.
weight about 1900 lbs. An Al
breeder and acclimated. Desire
another horse as I have a number
ot young mares of his get to breed
this year. Have also a stallion 2
years old this spring, sired by
George Chamberlain, and a num
ber of work horses for sale. -Call,
write or 'phone, Chas. Wil
son, Burns, Oregon. 14tf.
Dry cleaning and pressing at
the JJuniB ateam Laundry. 4tf.
TAX PENALTIES HELD
INVALID BY THE COURT
Circuit Judge Cleeton of Multnomah
Holds Penalties Apply Only After
September. 1 . Appeal From Ruling
Likely. Ask That Decision Made
Effective in all Counties of State
The Portland Journal says:
Circuit Judge Cleeton this morn
ing held that the penalties of one
per cent a month imposed by the
1918 legislature on taxes not paid
before April 1. are invalid and
granted the restraining order!
prayed for by Roger B. Sinnott
against Tax Collector Lewis en
joined the latter from collecting
the penalties. Judge Cleeton
held that taxes do not become de
linquent under the law until Sep
tember 1 and that penalties can
be collected only on delinauent
Tax Collector Lewis said after
the decision that he deemed the
only possible mode of procedure
would be to take an appeal and
on request from him the county
commissioners appointed Friday
afternoon at 2 o'clock for a
meeting at which future action
will be determined.
To this meeting all elective
county officers will be invited,
also Governor West and the mem
bers of the state tax commission.
The state officers are included
because the decision is expected
to throw the entire .state in a
turmoil regarding what method
to pursue as to tax collections.
Under the terms of the injunc
tion penalties can be colleeten on
no taxes whether the first half is
paid before April 1 or not Sin-
nott asked only that penalties
ion deferred half payments be
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, 8topDed but JudKe Cleeton went
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further and declared invalid the
entire provision as to penalties
on taxes unpaid prior to April 1.
"The present decision does not
affect any part of the state out
side of Multnomah county," said
Attorney Sinnott, the plaintiff.
"I intend to telephone the state I
tax commission a request that
they make an order providing
that the decision in this county
be effective in all counties. In J
this way it will not be necess
ary for suits to be filed in each !
THE FRENCH HOTEL
DAVID NEWMAN, Prop.
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
BLUE MT. STAGE CO.
Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
Canyon City 7am
Prairie Uly 2:30 p m
Canyon City 7 pm Barn.
Fare, Burns-Prairie City,
Kxjxrvsa Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Hums
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Secend: We carry a well assorted stock of Drugs, Chemi
cals and DruggiaA Sundries.
1 bird: We guarantee every
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If you are a customer of ours you know this. If not, be
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J. C. Welcome, Jr.
county, and all counties can col
lect taxes under the same condi
tions." District Attorney Evans udd
that-he could not determine off
hand what action would be taken,
but that he favored an appeal to
the supreme court, that there
might be no question as to the
validity or invilidity of the law.
As to the question of whether
taxpayers who do not pay prior
to April 1 will have their taxes
subject to the penalties sl.ould
the supreme court reverse Judge
Cleeton, he said he could see no
possibility of escape, for the pre
sent law would then be effective
"People who do not pay their
taxes hoping that the decision
will be upheld are taking eh: nces,
I believe," he said. "I would
not advise any to wait unless
they are willing to gamble on
their chance of Meaning the
Judge Cleeton did not pass up-
!on the reasonableness of the pro-
; visions, saying that the power to
pass upon what is reasonable is
left exclusively to the legislature.
He said that the court was con
fined entirely to the question of
the legality of the measure and
its provisions, and that in this
case the only point to be con
sidered was the term delinquent.
"The court is of the opinion
that taxes under the amendment
pusseu in ijio uo not oecoiue ue-
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hnquent until September 1.
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said Judge Cleeton, "because in
the first place the law provide.-.
that taxes shall be paid before
April 1, and if not so paid shall
be subject to 1 per cent penalty
a month until September 1, and
then provides that half of the
taxes may be paid prior to April
1, and the remainder shall, b
subject to the same penalty.
The statute then provides that
taxes unpaid on the first of
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