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CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggtut City In The Biggest
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The We.t
County In The State Of Oregon
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, NOVEMBER 21, 1914
LEBRATE CLOSE OF
A SUCCESSFUL SEASON
fon & Western Colonization Com
pany Agents Gather for Big Hunt.
Railroad Representative Secure a
Flattering Report and Valuable
Data Covering The Harney Valley
sident Davidson of the The railroad people have secur-
n & Western Colonization ed some important data of the
arrived at the colony house result of the season just past and
narriman, last evenuiK with the representatives who were
company of people, some here to investigate have gone out
am land buyers, others more favorably impressed than
ts of the company. This i ever before. The data secured
ral meeting of the agents of also includes added acreage for
company is for the purpose the coming season and shows in
mparing notes and getting a concise manner the amount of
nderstanding of future work land under cultivation. This is
is will likely close the active sure to brin particular attention
g of this season. of the railroad people and may
limes-Herald is informed! result in an extra etlort to get
President Davidson intends! the line completed at an early
g his guests a royal good date.
shooting at the lake as an With the election out of the
iation of the successful way and goners! business condi-
of the season just closing, tions improving it is possible the
has had some good rustlers funds may he secured right in
e job and a vast amount of this country to complete the rail-
has been disposed of during road into this promising territory
past few months. Just what It surely is an attractive situa
program will be for the com- tion and would appeal to capital
year is not known, but we This biyr country is capable of
tand that J. L. D. Morri- furnishing a vast amount of ton-
general sales agent of the nage when once developed and
pany will make his head- no one knows better than the
rs at Ontario instead of railroad people themselves that
d as in the past and that it will not develop until transpor-
colony house near Harriman tation is furnished the products.
be occupied all the time.
L'rtpoiiilrm y Due to Indigeation.
It is not at all surprising that
persons who have indigestion be
come discouraged and despon
t It ii t . Here are a few words of
hope and cheer for them by Mrs.
Blanch"' Bowers, Indiana, Pa.
"For .veais my digestion was so
poor that I could only eat the
lightest food I tried every
thing that. I heard of to get relief,
but not until about a year ago
when I saw Chamberlain's Tablets
advertised and got a bottle of
them, did I find the right treat
ment. I soon began to improve,
and since taking a few bottles of
ihem my digestion is fine." For
sale by all dealers.
LATEST DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NOTES
faile the immediate prospects
railroad building are not as
ired as would be appreciated.
account of the European war
Brtering with money matters
a considerable extent, it is
inly evident that as soon as
iessary finances are available
road will be extended to the
Uey. The greatest expanse
i already been incurred in corn-
to Riverside and since this
111 not bring any tonnage to
of it is necessary that the
be brought in. It is quite
kely the line will be in Harney
ley by next year, thus giving
asportation and affording a
rket for the products of a
puntry that can keep two such
lilroads busy the entire year
ind. This is the objective
Dint and nothing but lack of
nances will keep the line from
aching here next season.
(from Our Portland Oorrtipondent)
The opening of the Tumalo ir
rigation project, the first in the
United States to be financed by
a state, has been officially an
nounced. Seventeen thousand
five hundred acres are thrown
open to entry under the terms of
the Carey Act at $40 an acre.
The terms are one-tenth cash,
the balance in ten years D tailed
information may be had by ad
dressing the project engineer, 0.
Laurgaard, at laidlaw, Oregon.
Every boy and girl in Oregon
will have a chance next year to
take part in a hog raising contest
to be backed by the Portland
Union Stock Yards, the State
Bankers' Association and other
organizations interested in the
agriculture development of the
Northwest. It is planned to per
mit the young people to borrow
money on the security of their
parents or school principal which
will enable them to buy their
hogs for cash at current market
rates, the money to be repaid
when the stock is sold. The boys
and girls will be required to keep
an accurate record of all their
expenditures and to submit a
complete report of their opera
tions at the and of the year.
RAILROAD MAN TALKS
OF HARNEY COUNTY
Truest Meaning of Optimism Found in
Central Oregon, Declares Traveling
Freight Agent of O-W. R. & N. in
Speaking of Bank Deposits in Burns
Good Word for New Packing Plant
Forest Supervisor Merritt at
Bend has just received word of
the final decision of the Secretary
of Agriculture regarding an area
of 28,600 acres in the Dechutes
National Forest along the Meto
lius River. The secretary has
decided that the land is chiefly
valuable for timber and is not
subject to entry as agriculture
land. The yellow pine timber on
this acreage is estimated to about
500,000,000 feet. ICighty-nine
persons have filed applications
for land in this setion and under
this decision of the secretary
their claims will not be allowed.
For Sale 20,000 lbs. galvan
ized barb-wire. Will exchange
for horses, mules, wagons or
farm machinery. P, S. Weitten-hiller.
FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER
Burns Meat Market
BACON, HAMS and LARD
Fresh Meats, Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumers
SPCIAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED
TO SHEEP MEN AND BIG ORDERS
A met ting of stock holders in
the Co-operative Creameay was
held at Junction City recently
and attended by 450 ranchers.
The secretary's report showed
that during the two years the
plant had been operated 233,033
pounds of butter have been made,
valued at $07,033, and the sales
of by-products has brought the
gross receipts up to $68,231. The
average price of butter for the
two years has been 33$ cents
per pound, the lowest price hav
ing been 26 cents and the high
est 40 cents.
Ed Springer Has Foot
Cut off Under a Train
For Good Cigars go to
The Rexall Drug Store
We have the following brands:
Gato, Optimo, La Gamita, Triumph,
Chancellor, American, El-Sidelo,
Don Antenio, Muriel, and also a
full line of popular 5 cent Cigars.
We can also supply your wants In
PIPES, CIGARETTES, CHEWING AND
REED BROS. Props.
The Burns Hospital
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 Terms
Graduated Nurse in Charge
While attempting to board
freight train 558 of the O.-W. R.
& N. at 1:30 this aft moon as it
was pulling out of Pendleton, a
man giving the name of Eddie
Springer slipped and fell beneath
the wheels, the train amputating
the left foot just above the ankle.
He was placed upon a stretcher
and upon the instructions of
County Judge Maloney, taken to
the hospital where he is receiving
No one on the train witnessed
the accident and the only known
eye witness is a little girl living
alongside of the track. The ac
cident occurred about a block
east of Thompson street. The
injured man showed evidence of
having been drinking and had a
bottle in his pocket at the time.
He stated that his father lives in
Narrows, Harney county, and
said that he arrived in Pendleton
this morning form Pasco.
His appearance would indicate
that he does not belong to the
professional hobo class but is a
laboring man "up against it."
The above clipped from the
Pendleton East Oregon is all the
information at hand respecting
an accident that befell Ed.
Springer last Saturday. Alva
Springer, his father, left here
Sunday morning for Pendleton
but The Times-Herald has no in
formation later as to the condi
tion of the young man.
Remarkable Cur of Croup.
"Last winter when my little
boy had croup I got him a bottle
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
1 honestly believe it saved his
life," writes Mrs. J. H. Cook,
Indiana, Pa. "It cut the phlegm
and relieved his coughing spells.
I am most grateful for what this
remedy has done for him. " For
'If one wants to know the
truest meaning of prosperity and
optimism, let him visit central
Oregon," was the declaration to
day of H. C. Oliver, traveling
freight agent of the O.-W. R. &
N. company, who has just re
turned from u trip through the
Harney valley and the homestead
country around Burns and Bend,
says the Journal.
Mr. Oliver said the best indica
tion of prosperity he can think of
is that the two banks at Burns,
First National and Harney Coun
ty National, though capitalized
at only $25,000 and $26,000. have
combined deposits and surplus
exceeding $1,000,000. This dOM
not take into account the sums
withdrawn during the last few
weeks tor improvement of ranch
es, the building of substantial
homes and outbuildings and the
importation of fresh blood for
"The new packing house, open
ed just a few weeks ago at Burns
with a capacity of 50 hogs per
day, is busy all the time, with
more than 1000 hogs in reserve,"
continued Mr. Oliver. "The town
is being rebuilt after the tire of
last siimmcr, native stone being
used from the nearby hills. In
the Catlow valley, K0 miles south
of Burns, more than 100 settlers
are now located, and in all the
fertile strips through that section
newcomers are arriving weekly.
Wheat is bringing $1.75 per
bushel at the mill, and though
the crop was light, the farmers
are well satisfied. The supply is
not enough, though, and Hour is
now being shipped.
"Hay is plentiful and the feed
ing of cattle promises to be a big
industry this winter.
'This region is the biggest un
developed country I ever saw.
and is bound to come into its
own before many more years.
The annual fall importation of
supplies is now going on, auto
trucks bringing in the goods
from Bend on the north and
Riyerton, present terminus of
the Vale extension, on the east."
Homer MeKee's Prayer.
Teach me that sixty minutes
makes one hour, sixteen ounces
one pound, and one hundred cents
Help me to live so I can lie
down at night with a clear con
science, without a gun under my
pillow, and unhauntcd by the
faces of those to whom I have
Grant, I beseech Thee, that I
may earn my meal ticket on the
square, and in doing thereof that
I may not stick the gaff where
it does not belong.
Deafen me to the jingle of
tainted money and the rustle of
Blind me to the faults of the
other fellow, but reveal to me
(iuide me so that each night
when I look across the dinner
table at my wife, who has been a
blessing to me, I will have noth
ing to conceal.
All Meat Inspected
The 61st annual convention of
I the National Woolgrowers' Asso
ciation held at Salt Lake closed
Saturday after the election of
officers and the adoption of reso
i lutions which ask congress to
make an appropriation for classi
1 cation of all unoccupied portions
of the public domain as to their
i adaptability for grazing and agri
cultural purposes and that pend
ing such classification no changes
be made in the present land laws.
Other resolutions adopted peti
tion the government to require
the same antemortem and post
mortem inspection of imported
meats as of domestic meats and
the marking of imported meats
where offered for sale; to appro
priate $300,000 for the extermi
nation of predatory Wild animals;
to place a reasonable duty on im.
ported wool, and to enact a pure
fabric law. The association also
requests the department of agri
culture to establish standards for
American wool. F. R. Gooding,
of Idaho, ex-president of the
association, addressing the con
vention today, urged greater at
tention to the grading and hand
ling of wool and expressed the
belief that under present practice
the commission men had obtained
too great a proportion of the pro
fits of the business.
The convention authorizes its
officers to arrange for an official
national auction of rams under
the direction of the association,
the place of holding the auction
to be fixed by the officers. Here
tofore growers have had to visit
Dry Farming Dependent Upon Use of
Precipitation According to Investi
gations Conducted by Prof. Scudder
Agronomist O. A. C. Good Cul
tural Methods Use Half Rainfall
Maximum production in the loose through the wet season so
Oregon dry farming areas is de- that it holds the snow and ab
pendent primarily upon the full-' sorbs the rainfall for later use.
est possible utilizations of preci- The fall plowed fields should not
pitation according to in vestiga- be harrowed in the fall but left
tions conducted by H. D. Scudder ' rough and uneven,
agronomist of the Oregon Station. I If time cannot be taken for fall
Tillage operations were developed ' plowing the land should be disk
in these investigations whereby harrowed after harvest. With
fully one-half of the total annual the ordinary disk harrow double
precipitation was conserved for disking should always be done
crop use. This is a much larger j by lapping half the first round,
use of the available moisture never by diskine crosswise.
than is now generally obtained.
the average farm probably utiliz
ing for crop production not more
than one-fourth of the total precipitation.
Where spring plowing must be
done as is true in much of the
dry farming land of Eastern
Oregon, it should be done as early
as possible to save the moisture.
Among the cultural practices The spridg plowing should be
which conserve moisture to the I followed immndinfolv W hmw.
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extent indicated are deep plow
ing, fall plowing and fall disking,
ing. Rapid evaporation starts in
April so that when a deep fur-
spring plowing, harrowing, and I rowed slice of moist soil is expos
suosurtace packing. Methods of ' ed to the sun and wind the loss
Keen me vfinnir eiinuirh tit Inlllll
with my children and to lose my- Pfivate s68 at varioU8 P0'08 '"
self in their play.
And when comes the smell of
flowers, and the tread of soft
steps, and the hearse's wheels in
the gravel out in front of my
place, make the ceremony short
and the epitaph simple: "Here
Lies a Man."
State Game Warden
W. L. Finley and R. E. Clanton
have been reinstated to their re
spective positions of state game
warden and master fish warden,
positions which they lost when
the fish and game commission
was reorganized last February.
Their reinstatement was order
ed yesterday at a special meeting
of the fish and game commission,
here. The meeting was attended
by B. E. Duncan, C. F. Stone,
M. J. Kinney and George H. Kel
ly. In the absence of Floyd
Bilyeu, the regular chairman of
the commission, Mr. Duncan pre
sided. As a result of the commission's
action, C. H. Evans of Lostine,
who was appointed to Kinley's
position at the time of reorgani
zation, was forced out of the po
sition and Theodore Opsund,
Clan ton's successor, resigned to
make room for the man he sup
erseded in February.
Mr. Opsund, however, has been
retained as Mr. Clanton's assis
tant. Under the commission's
ruling, the re-elected officials re
sume their positions immediately.
It is understood that the board
did not act as a unit in reinstat
ing the officials.
Mr. Finley is now in the east,
but is expected to return within
a couple of days. Since reorgan
ization he has been the head of
the educational and biological de
partment of the warden's office,
and Mr. Clan ton has been in
charge of the fish hatcheries of
the state. Portland Journal.
Big picture program at Tona-
I i not. j ones oegins as
Register Vale Land Office
Thoa. Jones, of this city, has
just received his commission as
register of the United States
Land office at Vale, the commis
sion bearing the signature of
President Woodrow Wilson.
Mr. Jones has in his possession
another similar commission, bear
ing the signature of Grover Cleve
land, he having appointed Mr.
Jones register of the Land Office
at Burns, and it is doubtful if any
other man in the state or for that
matter throughout the country
anywhere, can produce a similar
Having served Uncle Sam for
four years in the capacity of reg
ister of the U. S. Land Office,
Mr. Jones enters upon the duties
of his office fully equipped with
the necessary experience and
knowledge, and the work of the
office goes on smoothly and with
out a hitch. Vale Enterprise.
Why the Youth's Companion Should b.
in Evary Family
"If 1 could take only onejpaper"
said the late Mr. Justice Brewer
of the Surpreme Court, "it would
bo The Youth's Companion- a
little of everything in a nutshell,
and unbaised." The Companion
is a family paper in the com
pletest sense, It provides read
ing that, without failing to in
terest the young, still interests
the mature. It unites young and
old through their common enjoy
ment of delightful fiction, agree
able miscellany, and the clear
exposition of public questions.
So carefully is it edited, bo
varied are its contents, that it
would easily supply a family
with entertaining fiction, up-to-date
information and wholesome
fun, if no other periodical entered
If you are not familiar with
The Companion as it is to-day,
let us send you sample copies and
the forecast for 1915.
Every new subscriber who
sends $2.00 for the fifty-two
weekly issues of 1015 will re
ceive free all the issues of
the paper for the remaining weeks
of 1914; also The Companion!
Home Calnedar for 1915.
THE YOUTH'S COMPANION,
144 Berkley Street, Boston, Mass
New subscriptions received at
the country to supply their needs.
Receipts for last week at the
Portland Union Stock Yards have
been cattle, 1100; calves, 17;
hogs, 6920; sheep, 2292.
Receipts of cattle continue
light, barely enough coming for
ward to make a showing. Some
good steers were sold first of the
week at 7.25. During the week
from 7.00 to 7. 15 was the general
price for tops. Market is steady
to strong "for all classes.
Hogs again made a much bet
ter showing the market opening
at 7.15 and closing at 7.20 for
tops. Monday's run of 4000 did
not cause a flutter in the market,
all going at steady to strong
prices. Good average receipts
and quality all week.
Sheep receipts continue light
and demand excellent Top lambs
sold at 6.35, all other lines strong
to higher. For killing sheep
trade has been good, feeders in
For Oregon Horsemen
"Pure-bred horse breeders of
Oregon are to have their chance, ' '
says Carl N. Kenney, horse spec
ialist at the Agricultural College.
"The effect of the European war
upon the importation of horses
is bound to increase the demand
for home produced material. This
demand will give the Oregon
breeders a chance to demonstrate
to stallion owners that the home
bred animal is just as good breed
ing stuff as that from foreign
"The outlook for pure-bred
horses has never been brighter
than it has at the present time.
But with the great opening for
pure-bred horses in this state the
pure-bred breeders should use
discrimination in selecting their
stallions, casterating as colts
those that lack any of the essen
tial qualities. It is more than
likely that with increased de
mand there will be a tendency to
sell anything that is pure-bred,
but this should be discouraged.
"Everything that can be done
to encourage the breeding of
pure-breds to take the place of
the grade and the mongrel is be
ing done by the Agricultural
College. It is the belief of the
Animal Husbandry people that
nothing can be done to improve
Oregon horses more quickly and
surely than to use sound, pure
bred horses for breeding. There
is no reason why Oregon bleed
ers should not furnish this material."
sowing must also conform to the
special requirements of each case,
broadcasting being considered as
entirely out of place on the dry
farm where the practice has
largely been discarded. Press
drilling is employed where soil is
loose and somewhat drv and
where shallow seeding must be
done. Rolling is occasionally
practiced on the dry farm, to
break an extra heavy crust form
ed on winter wheat, or to form
an over-loose soil in which the
wheat is sowed.
Deep plowing is the first essen
tial in moisture conservation. By
this practice much of the rainfall
that is ordinarily lost through
surface runoff or evaporation is
stored in the deeper soil for crop
use during the succeeding season
"A furrow less than nine or ten
inches deep cannot be considered
deep plowing. " Spring plowing
may be somewhat shallower and
a slight variation in depth each
year is practiced to prevent for
mation of plow soles.
Fall plowing is the second step.
This leaves the land rough and
of moisture is very rapid, unless
stopped by a mulch created with
1. On Sundays and Holy days
of obligation Holy Mass with
sermon at 10 a. m.
2. On week days Holy Mass
at 6:30 a m.
All other services, besides
those mentioned above will be
announced in church.
All invited and welcome to the
Sick-calls promptly answered
at anytime. Religious informa
tion and instructions willingly
imparted at the Franciscan
Bear in mind that Chamberlains
Tablets not only move the bowels
but improve the appetite and
strengthen the digestion. For
sale by all dealers.
Restaurant pays cash for
Breakfast 5:30 to 9
Dinner 11:30 to 2
W. R. McCuistion, Prop.
Supper 5 to 8
Short orders at all hour
The Burns Flour Milling Co.
Manufacturers of home products "
HIGH GRADE FLOUR
"CREMO" THE FAMOUS BREAKFAST FOOD
The Cream of the Wheat, Fresh and Palatable
Bran and Other Rolled Mill Feeds
You Patronize Home when you deal here
cleaning and pressing at
la The Place to Trade
First: Promptness, accuracy and fairdealing.
Secend: We carry a well assorted stock of Druga,! Chemi
cals and Druggist Sundries.
Third: We guarantee every article we sell to be just as
represented or your money refunded.
If you are a customer of ours you know this. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
at. C. Welcome, Jr.
rns Steam laundry. 4tt