The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, April 25, 1914, Image 1

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The BiggMt County In The State
The Biggest City In The Biggeit
County In The State Of Oregon I
I Of Oregon, Best In The West
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Reported That American Troops Have
Taken Vera Cruz Without Firing a
Shot. American Charge d Affairs
Was Not Assassinated. Local Men
Offer to Organize Cavalry Troop
The United States is going to
show General Huerta of Mexico
that he must respect the Ameri
can flag and has resorted to force
to do it. At the time this is
written, Friday morning, very
little of a definite nature is known
the publication today of the exact
text of the following portion of
the remarkable statement which
President Wilson made to the
newspaper correspondents con
cerning the Mexican -situatien:
"1 want to say to you, "gentle-
here of what has actually taken, men, don't get the impression
place at Vera Cruz and Tampico, that there is about to be war be
one rumor, or rather press dis- tween the Unite States and
patch in the Portland papers Mexico. That is not the outlook
states that American troops had at present at all.
occupied the former place with-J "In the first place, under no
out firing a shot, while another conceivable circumstanoes would
telephone statement is to the
effect that the town was bom
barbed and there was boom loss
of life.
A telephone message lateTiuns-
clay evening staled thai tr.o re-
I port of the assassination of
American Charge d'Allairs
O'Shaughnessy was a mistake plans to meet that special situa-
I we fight the people of Mexico.
We are their friends and want to
help them in every way we can
to recover their rights, govern
ment and laws.
"I am going to congress to
present this special situation ana
to seek congress' approval of my
and that American troops had
been ordered out along the
When General Huerta re!
to comply with the demand of
this government to salute the flag
and thus make amends for the
arrest of some marines who had
landed at Tampico for supplies,
President Wilson asked congress
to sanction his course in compell
ing the recognition, this was
;asked Monday and while the
lower house acted promptly up
on the resolution the Senate de
bated the matter. It wasn't a
question of not giving authority
to the president to use force but
the language of the resolution.
Some of the members wanted to
make it war on Mexico while the
president evidently wants to
avoid war. President Wilson
gave out the following statement
respecting the situation, to the
The White House authorized
on. It is only an issue between
this government and a person
calling himself provisional presi
dent of Mexico, whose right to
call himself such, we have never
recognized in any way.
"So that I had a feeling of un
easiness as I read the papers
this morning, as if the country
were getting on fire with war
enthusiasm. 1 have no enthusiam
for war. 1 have an enthusiam
for justice and for America's
dignity, but not for war.
"And this situation need not
eventuate into war if we handle
it with firmness and promptness. "
Some of the senators do not
want the matter to stop at the
Tampico incident but to also ask
i pa ration of the long series of
outrages against Americans in
Mexico. This view is not accept
ed by others and the debate
caused delay.
Considerable enthusiasm jwas
(Continued on page 2)
Presbytery Appreciates
Our Support to Church.
Rev. Dr. E. Benson, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church of
this city, who attended the meet
ing of the Eastern Oregon Pres
bytery at Sumpter last week,
brought back many good words
of congratulation and apprecia
tion of'that body to the business
men of Burns who have so liberal
ly contributed toward the support
of the local church. They had
not expected the church here to
be entirely self supporting this
year and when Dr. Benson in
formed them that his officers
were determined to build a new
church in the immediate future,
arranging all the finances during
the summer and fall and be in
readiness to begin active opera
tions on the structure early next
spring, they were most agreeably
surprised and pleased.
The chinch has the good will
and support of practically the en
tire business element of Burns
and its friends are loyal to such
an extent that the officers feel
confident a new structure suffi
ciently large to care for its needs
for several years to come.
The subscription list gotten up
and so liberally signed to care
for the paslor's back salary has
been extended to cover this ex
pense for the year. The trustees
find it unnecessary to make an
active canvass for this support as
friends of the church volunteer.
Several have expressed a desire
to help who have not placed their
names on the list and they may
do so by calling at The Times
Herald office.
Development of Electric Power on The
Malheur Beginning of Activity in
Putting to Beneficial Use Natural
Resources and Opens Possibilities,
of Great Things in Harney Country
Percy Johnson
ering firm of J.
of the engine-1 much magnitude, has been start
E. Johnson &'ed on the south of the Steens
Going Out of Business!
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.
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The Strongest appeal to
the most refined taste Is
made by
Harmony Rose Glycerine Soap
Purely Vegetable, Delicately Perfamed
15c. Per Cake, 2 for 25c.
Rexall Drug Store
The Burns Hospital
Best Surgical Boom and Equipment
In the State Outside of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for Patients-Reasonable Terms
Graduated Nurse in Charge J
Water Permits Issued.
During the quarter ending
March .'list. l'Jll, State Engineer,
John II. Lewis, issued 154 per
mits for the appropriation of
water, including 8 permits for
the construction of reservoirs.
Under these permits it is pro
posed to irrigate 28,994 acres of
land, develop 21.968 horsepower
at an estimated cost of $2, 500, 000.
The following permits have
been issued in Harney County,
during the past quarter:
Gust Lund of Andrews, for
the irrigation of 40 acres, divert
ing water from Skull Creek in
Sec. 22 Tp. 36 S. R. 32J E. J.
K. Klink of Canyon City, has
secured a permit to store 10 acre
feet of the waters of Diamond
Creek in a reservoir in Sec. 30
Tp. 16 S. R. 31 E., and also has a
permit to apply the Btored water
to the irrigation of 20 acres.
Walter Ross of Andrews, for the
irrigation of 30 acres, including
domestic supply, diverting water
from the Serrano Springs in Sec.
1 Tp. 36 S. R. 33 E. W. O. Best
of Riley, for the irrigation of
200 acres, diverting water from
Silver Creek in Sec. 17 Tp. 23 S.
R. 26 E.
Mountain section. With the con
struction of the Silvies irrigation
project more electric iwwer will
bo developed that may be used
during a greater portion of the
year without interfering with
the irrigation project and the
power possibilities of Emigrant
Creek arc no small item that may
be utilized in connection with
other units. These natural re
sources have all been noted in
the past but conditions have not
warranted their undertaking up
to this time.
for the use of electric energy in '
the Harney Valley. He found j Railroad Men Inspect
the people very tavoralily im
pressed with the project and
ready to use a OOPjMf Ms)j .... . ,. ,, , A.
amount should it be transmitted! fi tht!
Johnson,"- v. K. w. anun.s party ot
'officials, am veu in a special car
i on No. ( Wednesday evening.
After a few hours here, the
I guests of H. W. Doohttle, they
were taken to .luntura, where
they iiisiected the new road and
returned in time for No. 9 this
Sons, was in the city a few days
this week, having come over
from DrewBey the fore part of the
week. Mr. Johnson states his
Arm is now engaged in the survey
of the big power project on the
Malheur river between Drewsey
and Logan Valley and that they
find the possibilities even greater
than they had anticipated' Suf
ficient power may bo generated
to furnish immense power.
Mr. Johnson was investigating
sentiment in this section and al
so ascertaining the itossibilitics'
1 1111111 Our I'ortlnnrf Corrnpomlcnt)
Plans for corn shows to be
held next fall and winter are
now being made by officials of
the O. W. R. & N. Ry., at the
same time the seed corn is being
distributed among the farmers
of the state. Cash prizes from
$5 to $25 will be offered, the en
tries to vary from the best single
ear of corn to the product of the
best acre, with boy growers
given special inducements to
compete. It is stated by those
in charge of the project that this
year's acreage will be ten times
that of last year.
The Port of Columbia Com
mercial Club has recently 'been
organized at Astoria, taking the
place of the Astoria Young Men's
Booster Club, Temporarily formed
some time ago. The purpose of
the club is to promote the com
mercial, industrial, agricultural
and social advancement of the
Iwer Columbia. "Nothing less
than 40 feet where rail and
water meet," was adopted as a
Water Fowl Which "Uncle Sam" Will
Not Permit us to Shoot Destroying
Grain Fields and Meadows. Crane
And Geese Reported Numerous all
Over The Eastern Oregon Country
Work West of Juntura
Thirteen carloads of household
goods, representing the belong
ings of fifteen families, have
been received at Bend within the
It appears other sections of
Eastern Oregon are suffering
from the ravages of birds in the
way of destroying crops, as well
as Harney County. The white
geese have been digging up the
meadows of the people in the
neighborhood of the lakes and
many have done more or less
damage to the grain fields. The
following is a story from the La
Grande Observer:
"Sandhill cranes are develop
ing into a pest to farmers of
Grande Ronde valley. Although
protected by the federal game
laws, the huge bird is devastat
ing acre after acre of wheat fields
Market Report.
to this Valley. Mr.
states it can be brought to a dis
tributing station in this Valley at
a distance not exceeding SO miles
and at a very small lossot energy.
With such power within reach
Coyotes Die of Rabies.
Many coyotes are dying in vari
ous parts of the country, ap
parently from the rabies, accord
ing to owners of sheep and stock
who have been out on the ranges
recently. Many dead magpies
are also reported, infected, it is
thought, from feeding on the
carcasses of the coyotes. In
Lower Powder Valley especially
does this condition prevail and
also in the Burnt River district.
Look lo 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.
N. O. Oard, who recently
moved here with his family pur
chased two lots from E. A. Brown
and has started work on a new
residence. Mr. Oard who is a
contractor is doing his own work.
-Ontario Argus.
there is no reason lor not irrigat
ing every tract of land that re
quires it throughout the territory
from the shallow surface water
that is so abundant.
Additional units of the power
plant may be added as needed,
according to Mr. Johnson and
should the railroad get within
the boundaries of the Valley this I
season, which it is confidently ex-:
pec ted it will do, and the railroad
people desire to electrify from'
that point to Burns, the Malheur i
power project could thus be utiliz-;
ed. The people of this city huve
contemplated such in the past.
The power possibilities of that
stream had been investigated by ,
local people MOM time ago with
a view of using for such purpose
when the time was right, there
fore there will be no quibbling
about things should it be neces-
Mr. Farrell had nothing special
for publication, but it is under
stood the line will be pushed west.
The tracklayers are now several
miles out of Juntura. Ontario
Water For Dairy Cow.'
Water requirements of the
dairy cow are not always given
the attedtion they ought to re
ceive. Aside from the large
amount of water used in milk
production cows will drink about
i0 to 80 gallons a day if they are
given that amount of fresh, clean
water. Some of the world's re
cord cows have drunk as much
as 270 gallons a day. Since milk
has a large percentage of water
I i;ii I muv vi- iiuu -iv fiirnHfa . 1.1 j! l. .
. -.. .......... .,,. ww.ivauoiMi.Tun niRnini annor-ammoi i
were received in February, and LrJnrr nH rlanuu ,. h.An
Thousands of them are often
seen on one farm, and every
according to present indications
April will break all record".
The newcomers are all families
in good circumstances, with com
plete outfits of farming imple
ments and supplies. One farmer
brought his own well drilling
outfit, and among their other
possessions is some of the best
stock seen in Central Oregon.
Plans are being made to erect
the mammoth flagpole donated to
the Panama-Pacific Exposition
during the latter part of the
month when the Rose Festival
Queen and her maids visit San
Receipts for the week have
beenCattle-1797;CaIves-21; Hogs
4014; Sheep-2492.
Cattle steady to firm all week,
demand good and buyers clean d
up everything in sight. Prime
light steers averaged $7 75 to
$8 00 in bulk lots, with several
cars of exceptional stuff moving
at over $8 00. Cows $7 00 and
heifers $7 25. Bulls steady with
last week.
Hog receipts fairly liberal and
price advanced to 8 75 and $8 80
the middle of the week with one
this valley, and. beina oro-1 ' wpp-"? l"e marKtl al "
leaftM .nn.r..nim.i jJy- lhe Portland market IB
on a par with any other American
The most of the sheep house
transactions have been in the
lamb division, $6 75 being paid
for fairlv good stuff. Southern
Oregon and Idaho points con
tributing a number of cars of
spring lambs. Prime yearling
'wethers $5 75 to $6 25; prime
migrate, much damage will be JZiStt "
done. Farmers aver that with- 3 75 to 4 5a
out exaggeration it is safe to say
that as high as five thousand I ATTENTION!
have been known to light on one T , ...
field in a day I Toniy forn,er P-tron and ethers:
. ' . I have decided to remain in Burns
farmers have adopted
spear of what they touch is ruin
ed for they pull it up by the roots.
So serious has the pests become
that farmers are hastily com
piling petitions and memorials to
to congress to have the law chang
ed. Unless the birds decide to
Pre ' durino" the summer, for the nur-
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rrancisco. ine poie is oi nougias cauuonaxy memoas. iney snoot pQgg 0f supplying your wants in
fir. 246 feet long, 5i feet at the off shotguns in close proximity ! r.rooerieo Fnmitnrp r.imVi
. .L. u:j ...:..! .. i .. '
nnng ai stoves, Building Paper, VV a 1 1
butt and weighs 93,000 pounds.
sary for Burns to do something j in U .!arf quantities of water are
reiuireu 10 pruuure me iiiiik.
toward securing railroad connec
tions direct to the town.
The Drewsey people have or
ganized to bring an electric line
up from the main line to the
immense timber holdings above
that town and they an- confident
of the success of the undertaking
as the owners of the timber are
ready to finance the line. Esti
mates made on this project in
dicates there is sufficient timber
to make the road profitable for
at least fifty years and with the
local tonnage naturally develop
ed along the line it is a feasible
proposition and one that will ap
peal to capital.
The development of the great
resources of this territory is in its
infancy along many lines but
with the advent of the railroad
and the settlement and cultiva
tion of the immense farming
territory the putting to use of
these resources will be taken up
and developed to their capacity.
Another project of u similar
character, although of not so
Not only that, but high milk pro
duction demands the digestion
and assimilation of a great deal
of nourishment, and water is
needed in large quantities for
these purposes. The best water
is from springs or deep well, says
W. A. Barr, O. A. C. and Federal
dairy agent. Ponds receiving
drainage are especially bad, be
cause they contain disease germs
and because the water is not re
lished so that the cow really
drinks all she needs.
Found Cur for RhaunuktUm.
"I suffered with rheumatism
for two years and could not
get my right hand to my mouth
for that length of time," writes
Lee 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.
Pure bred Poland-China gilts
for breeding purposes for sale
Fours and Sixes
Moat Economical and Most Powerful Car
on the Market for the Money
Wool Sale Over State.
Fifty thousand pounds of wool
were sold at Echo Wednesday re
Hrts the Oregonian. The exact
price was not known, but it is
understood to be high. This wool
which is all that has been shorn
at that point so far, was chiefly
from mutton sheep.
A little contracting has been
done in Eastern Oregon in the
past few days, amounting to
about 15.000 or 20.000 fleeces, at
15 cents for choice clips. Buyers
have made offers to contract in
the Pendleton and Heppner sec
tions, but the growers there are
inclined to hold for the sales
days, which are only six or seven
weeks off. . Throughout Eastern
Oregon sheepmen express a de
termination to await the regular
sealed bid sales, yet dealers be
lieve wools will move fast after
shearing starts.
A little shearing has been done
at Castle Rock and at Arlington,
and operations will start in the
Pilot Rock country about April 20.
About 30.000 pounds of wool
have been sold this week at
points on the Columbia River in
Washington, between Roosevelt
and Plymouth. The prices range
from 13J to 16 cents.
to the birds without
tnem, inus scaring them away
only to light on adjoining fields.
"State Game Warden Svans
was in the city last evening and
Deputy Leffel conferred with
him about the crane question.
The game department suggests
that farmers scare the birds away
without killing any, which in it
self is a temptation for the big
specimen of the bird family is
choice meat"
Onion se s at the Burns Hard
ware Co.
Paper, etc. , at the same low fig
ures, 10 per cent above actual
cost W. F. Hissnek.
Mrs. E. L. Wilson, represent
ing the Pacific Coast Rescue and
Protective Society, was in the
city this week and informs The
Times-Herald she met most en
couraging contributions to the
work from our citizens for which
she wished to extend her thanks.
Picture show tonight.
Weed Peat of Oregon.
Oregon's most pestiferous
weeds will be named, described,
and illustrated, and the methods
of eradication pointed out, in a
series of stories to be run in a
leading state daily and a farm
paper of Oregon.
These articles are prepared by
the department of Botany and
Plant Pathology of the Agricul
tural College, and will contain a
great deal of interesting and use
ful information. Those published
in the daily will deal with weeds
forbidden by law on farms and
roadsides; those in the farm
journal with the most common
and objectionable weed pests at
the different seasons of the year.
The articles will serve to acquaint
the farmers with weed enemies
and methods of their control, and
also place definite and useful
knowledge of weeds and their
treatment at the disposal of the
public schools. By clipping and
filing in scrap books this infor
mation may be kept from year
Strictly First Class. Splendid
Service, Fine Accomodations,
Commercial Headquarters
Sample Room In Connection, Reasonable Rates
Daily Line, Burns and Prairie City
Burn m Canyon City 6:30 p m
Canyon City 7am Prairie City 10 u m
I'rairl. City 2:30 p m
Canyon City 7pm Burn 1 'J hook
Fare, Burns-Prairie City, - - $ li.00
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 jut as
represented or your money refunded.
If you are a customer of ours you know this. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
J C. Welcome, Jr.
G. W. Young.
to year.