The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, April 18, 1914, 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 I
NO. 23
in Area Formerly
Government Reservoir Site and not
Included in Application of C. B.
McConnell and Associates Restored
To Entry by The Department
The following letter of instruc
tions was recently by the local
I land office from the Department
at Washington respecting the
restoration of an area of land in
Sivies Valley formerly withdrawn
as a part of the reservoir site at
the time the Government con-
templated the construct.,, of the
project. It seems the portion
the portion
now to be opened for entry was
not included in the application of
C. B. McConnell and associates
who are now promoting the pro
ject. The letter reads:
You are hereby advised and
instructed to appropriately note
that on March 19, 111 I. the First
Assistant Secretary of the In
terior vacated former Depart
mental order of June 5, 1!HIU, in
so far as itaffects the withdrawal
under the first form under the
act of June 17, 1902(32 Stat.
388), for use in connection with
the Harney Project (Si Ivies Re
servoir Site), Oregon, of the
hereinafter described land, and
by his authority such of said
tracts as have not been formerly
restored and are not otherwise
withdrawn, reserved, or appro
priated, or covered by existing
entry, will be subject to settle
ment under the public land laws
of the United States on-und after
May 18. 1914, at 9 a. m. and will
be subject to entry. Rung, or
selection June 17, 1911, at 9 a. m.
at the United States Land Office
at Burns, Oregon.
You are directed to at once
post in a conspicuous place in
your office a copy of this latter,
inclosed herewith for that pur
pose, and such copy is to be kept
posted for a period of at least
sixty days thereafter.
Going Out
On account my health I must
close out my business at once
Furniture, Dishes. Rugs
Linoleum, Go-Carts, etc.
Mail orders from my Harney
County friends will be given
first consideration. Hurry!
A. L. HUNTER, Rend.
15c. Per Cake, 2 for 25c.
Rexall Drug Store
The Burns
Bert Surgical Room and Equipment
In the State Outilde of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for Patients-Reasonable Terms
Graduated Nurse in Charge
Withdrawn For The
You are also directed to furnish
information relative to the re
storation to local newspapers as
a matter of news, without ex
pense to the Government
In this connection attention is
directed to the fact that warning
i is expressly given that no person
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whatever under
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begun alter wiuuirawai oi me
land from settlement and entry
and prior to May 18. 1914, all
such settlement and occupation
being forbidden. Intending set
tlers are also warned to ascertain
the status of the surveyed lands
by inquiry at the local land office
before making settlement there
on. Persons holding valid sub
sisting settlement rights, initiat
ed prior to withdrawl of the land
and who have maintained their
settlement on the lands, will be
allowed preference rights to
make entry of the lands settled
upon in accordance with existing
law and regulations. These lalias
contain no power possibilities and
are not subject to preference
right of selection by the State
under the Act of August 18,
IK'M (28 Stat., 394). A portion
of these lands is included within
an existing forest reserve and
such lands will not be subject to
settlement and entry on the dates
above fixed.
The lands are:
T. 17 S., R. 31 E., all Sees. 11,
12. IS, 14, 22, 23. 24.' 25. 26. 27.
:u. 85; NEiNEi, SWJNWi, WJ
SWi, Sec. 36.
T. 18 S.( R. 31 E., all Sees. 2
and 11; SW.NW. SWJSWi. Sec.
12: N4NEJ. WJ, SWJSEJ. Sec.
H; WjNEl, Wi, WJSEi, Sec. 33;
NWiNWl. SWiSWJ, Sec. 26;
NWiNWi, Sec. 35.
of Business!
The Strongest appeal to
the most refined taste Is
made by
Harmony Rose Glycerine Soap
Purely Vegetable, Delicately Perfumed
T. 19 8.. R. 31E..SWjNWi,
NWiSWi. SISWi, Sec. 2; WJ,
WiSEJ. Sec. 11; NWiNEJ, W,
Sec. 14; all Sees. 23 and 24.
T. 17 S., R. 32 E., all Sees. 30
and 31.
T. 18 S., R. 32 E., all Sec. 6;
Sec. 3; NEJ. NEJNWJ, Sec. 7;
all Sec. 8; EJ. EjNWi, E4SWJ,
Sec. 17; EJ, NEJNWJ. Sec. 20;
NEJ, Sec. 31; all Sec. 32.
T. 18 S., R. 32 E., all Sec. 6;
EJSEJ, Sec. 7; all Sees. 8 and 17;
all Sec. 20; all Sec. 30.
C. M. Bruce,
Assistant Commissioner.
(From Our I'orlland Corrr.pomlcut)
During the past week repre
sentatives of the four great rail
roads traversing this territory
joined with the commercial or
ganizations of Portland. Spokane,
Tacoma and Seattle in the pre
paration of plans for properly
presenting the numerous attrac
tions of the Pacific Northwest to
the tourists who will next year
i make a pilgrimage to the exposi
tion ut San Francisco. Another
conference will be held in about
two weeks at whjch time the
details of some co-operative
scheme will be worked out It
is probable that a tourist bureau
will be established at some Cen
tral point in the Middle West
from which efforts will be made
to induce tourists to purchase
tickets over lines serving the
Northwest Btates. The expenses
of such a bureau will bo borne
jointly by the railroads and the
commercial clubs.
April 2T has been set aside as
"Good Roads Day" in Oregon
and on that date it is expected
that not less than 2,000 husky
men from the Portland Ad Club
and similar organizations will
don overalls, arm themselves
with pick and shovel, grab their
trusty dinner-pail and go forth
to do a more or less serious day's
work on the roads. The O. W.
R. & N. Ry.. will run a train of
flat cars to various points on the
Columbia River Highway and the
gas company and various con
tracting firms will loan the
necessary tools. Governor West
and the county road officials will
be present to see that the amateur
laborers do no loafing on the job.
All other parts of the state are
expected to fall in line and the
aggregate result should be many
miles of well improved roads.
At a recent meeting of the
Manufacturer's Association of
Oretron. strong resolutions were
adopted favoring common point
rates for Astoria. The discrim
ination against Astoria and in
favor of the Puget Sound and
other Coast cities, has been a
serious handicap not only to the
development of Astoria but to
the entire Columbia River Basin.
It is believed that the granting
of terminal rates to Astoria will
be of great benefit to the entire
state of Oregon.
"Commercial Clubs in Oregon
are getting busy," said Tom
Richardson after a visit to numer
ous K)inU throughout the state.
"Salem is a notable example of
community union. There is no
discord at the Capital City, the
entire citizenship is a chorus in
its Commercial Club work. Re
cently the Club has almost doubl
ed in membership and is plann
ing many new undertakings for
the benefit of the surrounding
territory as well as for the wel
fare of the city. The Cherry
Fair, especially, is to be made
bigger and better than ever."
Look to Your Plumbing.
You know what happens in a
house in which the plumbing is
in poor condition everybody in
the house is liable to contract
typhoid or some other fever.
The digestive organs perform
the same functions in the
human body as the plumbing
does for the house, and they
should be kept in first class con
dition all the time. If you have
any trouble with your digestion
take Chamberlain's Tablets and
you are certain to get quick
relief. For sale by all dealers.
Pure bred Poland-China gilts
I for breeding purposes for sale
G. W. Young. v 18tf
Preparation of Soil at Station is About
Completed and Considerable Area
Seeded. Sub-Stations Visited and
Found in Good Shape With One
Exception. Crops Varied at Farm
The work of preparing the
mulch over the entire Station
tract is about complete, this be
ing an especially favorable spring
for accomplishing this work.
With the aid of the disc harrow,
the surface three inches of soil j
has been so loosened that capillary
action can take place very slowly, j
hence the moisture which has
entered the soil during the winter
is unable to come entirely to the I
surface where sun anil wind can
evaporate and carry it awuy.
This matter of the early spring
discing to prevent the loss of
moisture is a vital one with the
man who is attempting to fiirmi
dry land. Even now, land which
has not been cultivated this spring ,
is practically dry.
Seeding is well under way.
The field peas are drilled and
the grains will soon be in the
ground. About fifty acres of
peas have been planted. Practi
cally all of these are of improved
varieties, the Beed of which was
grown here last year. By thus
increasing the seed of the U-st
varieties as fast as they can be
determined on, it is hoped to
always be able to supply the de
mand for "starts" of the best
seed obtainable.
Quite a large number of varie
ties of all crops will be sown
again this year. Some of the
very poor ones of last year will
be dropped and some others not
yet tried will be included, so that
quite extensive varietal trials will
be carried on this year. One
year's results aie not sufficient
to justify too definite conclusions
regarding best varieties, especial
ly when the year was rather
favorrble. In addition to the
varietal trials of the various
crops, tests will be conducted
with all the important crops to
determine more about proper
dates of planting, the proper
amount of seed to sow, how often
the same crop should be grown j
on the same land, what crops
should follow each other and how
many and what crops can be
grown on a piece of dry land per
Assistant Supt. Fleming and
the writer have visited all of the
eight Sub-Stations located in vari
ous places throughout the County,
this spring and have found things
very encouraging on all but one.
All of these tracts had one half
or more of their area under
summer-fallow last year and all
were In good condition as regards
moisture in this fallowed land.
last fall. The one which is not
in good condition this spring wus
not cultivated this spring with
the result that the moisture which
was in the soil last tall along
with that which was added dur
ing the winter came out of the
ground by capillary action and
was evaporated. As far as the
Sub-Station is concerned, nothing
can be done but to begin over
Fours and Sixes
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Most Economical and Moat Powerful Car
on the Market for the Money
again with the fallow, and,
since the land will not receive
much moisture until another
winter, it is doubtful if a crop
can be grown before a year from
next. All ihe other Sub-Stations
will be cropped over a half or
more of their area, the remainder
being kept in summer-fallow for
next year.
One way in which the area in
crop on the Sub-Stations as well
ai on the Experiment Station
will be increased to more than a
half of the area is by the use of
cultivated crops. By growing a
cultivated crop, the land can be
br.iught through with nearly as
much moisture left in the fall as
by use of the bare fallow.
Of these crops, the best for
larire areas is the field peas
Potatoes, stock beets, rape etc. .
can all be used to a certain ex
tent and alfalfa in rows makes
an excellent rowed crop to be
left for several years, but for
large areas to be used for an
nual crops, the field peas arc
certainly ihe thing to include in
rotation with other crops to do
with some of the years of summer-fallow,
at least
On every Sub-Station last year,
the peas wore pi imarilly a success.
This was also true of the small
trials of the various crops that
were conducted by more than a
hundred residents of the County.
There was hardly a single failure
with peas re'iorted. Grown in
double rows and cultivated, they
will make a paying crop where
grain fails and leave moisture in
the soil for next year besides.
Before passing the subject of
the results obtained on the Sub
Stations and with the small trials
sent out last year, it may be said
that the most success was had
with the crops in the order in
which they are written: Field
peas, alfalfa, oats. rape, wheat,
barley, flax. Very little success
was had with corn, only one
trial reaching maturity. Potatoes
did well on the Sub-Stations as a
rule. Western Rye grass made
a good showing at Harriman,
though not as good as alfalfa and
This year, seed has been sent
out to a large number of people
over the County in small trials,
for plan ting demonstrations tracts
and for use on the Sub-Stations.
This work is now being done
under the head of Extension
Work, the funds for which are
appropriated jointly by the Coun
ty and the State. It is planned
to hold many institutes during
the summer at these various
A considerable quantity of seed
has also been Bold at the Ex
periment Station this spring.
Quite a good many of the farm
ers are beginning to look to the
Station as a place to obtain a
start of good clean seed of tested
varieties of grain, peas, etc. It
is not the plan that the Station
should become a competitor of
the farmers in the growing of
grain for market, hence nothing
but the beat obtainable seed will
bu offered for sale at any time,
and this at such prices as will
enable it to be bought only for
the purpose of getting started
with better seed.
This being about the season at
which interest is centered in
seeding wheat and oats, some
results from these crops will b
Kiven from last year.
Tests were made as to the
proper time to plant and the
amount of seed to use of these
crops. It appears that spring
wheat should be sown about
April 15 to 20 and at the rate of
36 pounds per acre on dry land.
The oats seemed to do beat when
planted about April 20 to 26 and
at the rate of one bushel per
acre. Yields of the various
varieties were obtained in the
order given below.
Common spring wheats:
Variety Computed Yield
Fretes 34 32
Galgolos 3161
Selected Bluestem .30 81
Early Baart 29 03
Spring Ghirka ..26 01
Selected Hay ne Bluestem .24 34
Preston Fife 23 63
Little Club 23 49
Erivan 23 12
Minn. 163 Fife 20 92
Wellman Fife 1816
Marvel Bluestem 16 98
Rysting Fife 13 66
Cole Hybrid 1316
Durum Spring wheats:
Variety Computed Yield
Marouani ...... 24 21
Pelissier . 22 40
Saragolla 19 94
Yellow Gharnovka .19 40
Arnautka ..18 57
Bledur 17 23
Beloturka 16 94
Purple Durum .15 26
Polish wheat (Giant Rye) 15 10
Kubanka , 14 71
Variety Computed Yield
Black American.. 62 48
Silvermine 61 16
Sixty Day 69 79
Rustless. 58 11
Siberian .66 11
Kherson ... .53 31
Minn. 26 52 89
Colorado 37 62 23
Canadian 48 54
Shadeland Climax 48 34
Quaker ... .42 43
Shadeland Challenge 43 16
Sweedish Select.... 39 93
Burt 31 25
Some of all these grains have
not been listed because of duplica
tion of varieties in various strains
etc, but enough have been given
to illustrate the importance in
determining upon the correct
variety of any grain to grow.
The difference between the best
yielder and the poorest yielder
in any of these tests is great.
Another thing not to be overlook
ed is the superior yields made by
the common wheats as compared
to the durums. Probably the
best of the common wheat is the
Selected Bluestem, third highest
in computed yield (by "computed
yield" is meant the yield as cal
culated from yields obtained from
"check plots" of one variety
planted several times among the
other plots to get a comparison
of the producing power of the
soil from which each variety of
grain was grown), but in actual
yield the highest of all. It is an
extra early maturing bluestem
and, of course, represents the
highest type of milling wheat.
The most notable thing in the
table of oat yields is the place
the Sixty Day oats took, being
outyielded only by the Black
American, an oat that must be
and is discriminated against be
cause of its color, and the Silver
mine, a rather too late variety
for most farms here. And this
yield is all the more indicative of
the value of the Sixty Day oats
because of its having been made
in a year that, with much later
summer rain, was especially
favorable to the later varieties.
Found a Cura for
"1 suffered with rheumatism
for two years and could not
get my right hand to my mouth
for that length of time," writes
1 A'f L. Chapman, Mapleton, Iowa
"I suffered terrible pain so I
could not sleep or lie still at night
Five years ago I began using
Chamberlain's Liniment and in
two months I was well and have
not suffered with rheumatism
since," For sale by all dealers.
Plans Perfected for Constructing Plant
On Wild Horse Creek to Serve a
Big Territory for Irrigation. Lights,
Household Appliances and General
Power. Capital All Subscribed
The installation of an electric
power plant near Andrews is re
ported by J. B. Balcomb, the
civil engineer of that section.
Mr. Balcomb writes of the pro
ject and states he believes this
is the first instance in the county
where electricity is to be used
for cooking and heating purposes
but he is mistaken, as it has been
in use in Burns since last summer,
some families using it exclusively
for cooking, ironing, running
sewing machines, etc., when the
power is on. Just at present
the power is not on at all times,
but when the water power is
used to drive the machinery the
powor is available at any time.
Mr. Balcomb writes:
"You will b interested to
know that plans have been per
fected to construct a Hydrc
Electric Power Plant on Wild
Horse Creek, near Andrews for
the purpose of furnishing power
for irrigation pumping, electric
lights and household appliances.
"Contracts have all been sign
ed for these various uses; this
being the first instance in the
county I believe of using electrici
ty for cooking and heating.
'The money has all been sub
scribed, and plans are being pre
pared by the writer, who is to
have charge of construction and
operation, as Executive Engineer
for the Wild Horse Power and
Milling Company. Work has al
ready been started, and will be
pushed vigorously the latter part
of the season, so as to be ready
for the winter and sprint; demand
for light and power.
"Mr. John R. Jenkins, of
Happy Valley is one of the men
locally interested. Those back
of the enterprise assure ample
financial support, and those tak
ing power have loyally pushed
the project, knowing that it
means a great development this
summer and next for the Wild
Horse and Trout Creek Valleys."
Strictly First
Service, Fine
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Daily Line, Burns
Burns Sam Canyon City Ml pa
Canyon City 7am Prairie City .. 10 a m
Prairie City ... 2:30 p m
Canyon City 7 pm Burmi laMOl
Fare, Burns-Prairie City, - $ 8.08
Round Trip, - - - - 11.00
Express Rates 2 1-2 Cents, Prairie to Burns
la The Place to Trade
First: Promptness, accuracy and fair dealing.'
Secend: We carry a well assorted stock of Drugs, Chemi
cals and Druggist Sundries.
Third: We guarantee every article we sell to be just as
represented or your money refunded.
If you ere a customer of ours you know this. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
J. C Welcome, Jr.
Market Report.
Receipts for the week have
been Cattle-1929, Calves-17, Hogs
3147, Sheep-6743.
I Cattle liquidation has !een
i much more liberal during the
past week than in the previous
six day period. Beef prices ruled
firm on Monday, especially for
smooth light weight steers and
fat cows. Three cars of grain
fed baby beef featured the sea
sion by selling at $H 25. Cow
top $7 00; heifers $7 2T; bulls
$6 25; stags $7 00 and calves .$9
Monday and Tuesday were the
most active days in the swine
pens and sellers were successful
in forcing buyers to bid a nickel
more for the supplies. A few
davB ago the trade was stagnant
with a downward tendency, but
improved demand set choice light
stock up to $8 65 where it ruled
firm all this week.
Sheep house trade has been
bullish from the openidg to the
I close of the period. Best shorn
1 weather sales reached $5 65 and
1 ewes $4 50. Spring lambs of
extra choice quality sold up to
$12 00 with a keen demand pre
valent with the fancy Easter
trade. Sheep house receipts
liberal, wool yearling lambs firm
at $7 00 to $7 10.
To my former patrons and ethers:
I have decided to remain in Burns
during the summer, for the pur
pose of supplying your wants in
! Groceries, Furniture, Carpet?,
Stoves, Building Paper, Wall
Paper, etc. . at the same low fig
ures, 10 per cent above actual
'cost. W. F. HlSSNER.
For Sale 10 head of good,
gentle work mares, average
weight 14001bs. , age from 5 to
9 years. -B. F. Campbell, Burns,
Oregon. 19tf.
Class. Splendid
and Prairie City