The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929, December 26, 1914, Image 1

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The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Beet In The West
The Bigge.t City In Th Biggest
County In The State Of Oregon
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NO. 7
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kvorable Rate Case Decision Impetus
Toward Greater Development in
Contiguous Territory- Railroad
Men Visit Harney County and also
Sections to the East and South
ssident Farrell of the O.-W.
N. Co. will have another
Brtunity to call The Times-
Jddown this week in a denial
i did not long ago. We have
srmation of a private nature
Fthe effect that the railroad
ips this side of Riverside are
irt up full blast the first of
i year, directly alter ine nrsi
January, which is only a
Iple of weeks off.
this information comes from a
irce that makes it iook iiKe it
as business. Whether it
ily means arush of.'thejexten-
of the Oregon & eastern on
this Valley or merely getting '
iy ior the early spring worn
are unable to say. It will be
ther slow work grading at this
Ml of the year with the;
Mind frozen as it is, but the ,
ids may be established and
iipment placed
beat this season of the year
it as economically and with as
Je inconvenience as at any
her time. If the railroad peo-
are going to ccntinue the cx-
lsion the coming season it
lid be the right thing to do to
It their equipment ready ana
the ground during the period
t ground is frozen and while
ere is snow over a greater por-
of the way.
The recent decision m the
arts giving the railroads a
in rates has caused much
ivity in expanding amens: the
ilroad people and then again,
interested in the railroad situ
ation. Mr. Strathorn, President
of the Portland. Eugene and
Eastern, put in a week in Harney
county, and in company with Mr.
llanlt-y made a tour of the entire
valley, visiting all the Hanley
company's ranches and in a gen
eral way sizing up the resources
of the county. He is one of the
leading men in the Harriman
system, and his visit to Harney
county at this time of the year is
very significant
Last week the Western Pacific
officials from Chicago made a
trip from Winnamucca north via
Denio. Barron Valley, Skull
Springs and Harper to Ontaaio.
These people made several trips
through southern Malheur county
this summer looking for a cut off
from the main line at Winna
mucca to Boise, so that they can
out along the take the traffic from the Harriman
and Hill systems whose line sup
ply this territory. Ic has been
reported that they have been in
favor of coming via Denio, and
the Alvoid and Pueblo valley, and
thense across via Homedale, and
this trip of inspection shows that
they are seriously considering
this route. There are many
reasons why the railroad people
are getting interested in railroad
development at this time, but
perhaps the most urgent reason
is on account of the fact that the
Panama canal has made it possible
to handle trans-continental fr
eight so cheaply that the only
Saline Lakes Leased
to New York Concern
following from the Juntura) thing left open to the railroads
aes would indicate that if the
riman lines were to control
territory they must get in
ire. The limes says:
Ferheps we are a little opto-
listic about things in general,
it to a casual observer, the
spects for railroad building in
item and central Oregon cer-
inly look good. During the
it two weeks several prominent
ten in the railroad world have
sited eastc rn Oregon on missions
it plainly told that they were
is the development of their home
territory and building feeders
out into the country and in that
manner make tonnage for their
main lines. There is a lot of
tonnage for some line in eastern
Oregon, and judging from the
recent meneuvers of the big
railroad managers-, there will be
several lines bidding for this
traffic in the very near future.
Restaurant pays cash for
Burns Meat Market
Packing Plant
Fresh Meats, Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumers
A Salem dispatch of last week
To Jason Moore, representing
New York capitalists, was yes
terday awarded a 45 year lease
on Summ r and Albert Lake by
the State Board. The Oregon
Soda & Potish Mining Company
also submitted a bid, but it had
failed to comply with the terms
of the advertisement for bids
requiring a certified check for
$10,000, and also the terms of
the lease proposed by the board,
and it was not considered.
After being awarded the lease
Mr. Moore announced that as
soon as it can be ratified by the
legislature, he would construct
works to extract the salts for
which the beds of the lakes are
said to be valuable. According
to his declaiations. the factory
will likely be constructed at the
mouth of the Deschutes River on
the Columbia, and the salines
will be piped to it from the lakes
a distance of 260 miles. He es
timates the cost of the works at
between $5,000,000 and $6,000,000
and that they would provide em
ployment for about 5000 people.
Under the terms of his leate
he and associates agree to pay to
the state a royalty of 50 cents on
the ton for the potassium salts
extracted; 10 cents a ton for the
sodium chloridesalts,and25 cents
a ton for the other salts. The
Oregon Soda & Potash Mining
Company offered to pay $3 a ton
for the first, 5 cents a ton for the
second, and 50 cents a ton for
the third. Governor West de
clared that there was only a
slight trace of potassium salts,
however in the lakes.
H. S. Wallace, promoter of the
Oregon Soda & Potash Mining
Company, asked the board to
defer action until today, declar
ing that he would then be able
to present a certified check, and
also stating he would agree with
any of the terms of proposed
lease of the board. The board,
however, decided that this would
not be fair to Mr. Moore, who
had complied in all respects with
the terms laid down by the
Further, it is porvided under
the lease to Moore that he shall
give a bond of $25,000 for the
faithful performance of the con
tract and that he shall pay to
the state a minimum royalty at
all events of $25,000 a year.
Care of Potted Plants
During Winter Season
A compost that suits the re
quirements of house plants when
repotted for the winter is made
Opportunities and Attractions From the: jJSSES iT-SiJS
Settlers' Standpoint Given Widest
Possible Publicity With the State
Vouching its Reliability. Settling
Unpeopled Lands Gone Steadily on
The Rexall Drug Store
Victor Records
Toilet and Manicure sets
Box Stationery and Candy
Mechanical Toys and Dolls
We have a large assortment
Come In and see them
The Burns Hospital
Best Surgical Boom and Equipment
In the State Outside of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for PatientsReasonable Terms
Graduated Nurse In Charge
The Sunshine Window.
There's a beautiful sunshine win
In a neat little church I know;
Whatever the state of the weather
This window is all aglow.
Tis built In the north of an alcove,
Where least you'd be thinking
to find,
Continuous, radiant shining,
As tho' from a lamp behind.
Now, whence does it gather its
In dark, gloomy days, will you
I'd almost aver in its own heart
Some wonderful sunbeams
Our lives, like this marvelous
May light shed that clouds can
not dim,
Kind words, kindly deeds the
Of sunshine that glows within,
-Mr: MattU J. T. Btruon.
Fred Tregaskis is
en old Benedict.
The fact has just leaked out
that Fred Tregaskis, the young
real estate man of this city, is
married yes, an old married
man the event having been so
long past.
He was married while in fort
land last August to Miss Frances
Rutherford, daughter of Judge
Rutherford, formerly county
judge of Harney county.
Fred has gone to Portland for
the holidays, and
Notwithstanding the unfavora
ble conditions which have existed
for the past two years, both In
this country and abroad, tho set
tling up of the hitherto unpeopled
lands in Oregon has gone on
steadily, although perhaps not
as rapidly as during previous
years when the railroads made a
strong point of their home-seek
era excursions eacn recurring
spring and fall.
Due to the quiet but efficient
activities of the Oregon State
Immigration Commission, which
has been in operation for the past
three years, the opportunities
and attractions of this state, from
the settlers' sUndpoitn, have
been given the widest possible
publicity, thousands of prospect
ive homeseekers have been sup
plied with detailed information.
the reliability of which has been
guaranteed by the State itself.
and. in co-operation with the
State Bankers' Association and
the Orejron Development League,
steps have been taken to protect
new comers from being swindled
by unscrupulous real estate deal
ers and land speculators.
A land listing system has been
established by means of which
the bona fide owner of availuble
farm land may be brought in
touch with the would-be purchas
er, permittinK direct dealing
with out the intervention of any
third party. For this service the
Commission receives no commis
sions or feeB of any kind the
lists being furnished promptly
and free of charge to any one in
terested, each sheet giving ac
curate information as to charac
ter of soil, adaptability and loca
tion of the lands offered, also the
price at which it will be sold, the
reasonableness of this price being
affirmed by the local banker or
some other responsible party
having a knowledge of the fact.".
Under 'the auspices and im
mediate direction of the Commis-1
sion there have been printed and
distributed many thousands of
descriptive booklets, each bearing
the seal of the state and going
into minute details regarding i
the different sections where op
portunities for settlers exist. A
large part of this literature has
been in German, Swedish and
Norwegian, the Commission em
ploying a translator to receive
and reply to correspondent from
all parts of Northern Europe.
The Commission has success
fully met and overcome all the
inevitable difficulties attendant
upon the launching of any new
movement and is now fairly up
on its feet and prepared to exert
leave the state will recieve royal
ties of not less than $26,000 per
year, the royalty to be based on
the tonnage of salts extracted
from the lakes. The present de
velopment plan includes the con
struction of a pipe line down the
Deschutes Valley to some point
on the Columbia river where a
plant for extracting the salts
will be erected.
As a means of reducing the
number of rabbits in Eastern
and Central Oregon and at the
same time assist Portland in tak
ing care of the needy, a series
of rabbit drives will be organized
men and boys being employed to
slaughter the rabbits, others will
haul them to the railroad stations
and the O. W. R. & N. Co. will
transport them to Portland free
of charge and deliver the game
to the headquarters of the Mutts,
in the Pittock Block, from which
point they will be distributed to
the consumers.
A party of fifteen Minnesota
farmers has visited Sutherlin
within the past few days for ihe
purpose of inspecting the lands
in that vicinity. A number of
them purchased land and express
ed their intention of taking up a
residence in Oregon.
For the first time in the history
of the state a foreign market has
been found for Oregon onions,
ten carloads having recently been
shipped to Europe via the canal
and New York. This new out
let has caused a sharp advance in
Will R. of the Reclama
tion Service Hereon Visit
Judge Will R. King, chief
counsel of the U. S. Reclamation
Service, who has been making a
tour of general inspection of the
government irrigation projects
in the west, including those in
New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and
Idaho, stopped off in Ontario this
week to meet his many friends
here. He visited the Minidoka,
Payette-Boise and Black Canyon
projects and spent several days
in Boise on business connected
with his office. He also visited
his sister, Mrs. J. M. Tinwiddid.
in Jordan Valley.
He left Sunday evening for
Baker Citv and Portland, but at
Baker he received a telegram
summoning him back to Wash
ington, D. C, for consultation
on important matters connected
with the reclamation service, and
left for the national capital Tues
day, stopping off here between
manure and leaf mold. This
formula is recommended by
David Masterton, superintendent
of the Oregon Agricultural Col
lege green house, who supplies
additional information on the
winter care of potted plants as
"A very prevalent mistake in
caring for house plants in winter
is to give them an over-supply
of water. As a rule water should
be used sparingly so as to admit
plenty of air to the soil, or the
plant will be retarded in its
growth instead of benefited. The
individual requirements of each
species ought to be studied close
ly. "In this region where the air
quite dense with moisture during
the winter months, evaporation
from the leaves of plants takes
place slowly. Where there is a
dry atmosphere to be taken into
account as is the case in a heated
room in winter, it is advisable to
sponge the plants or spray with
an atomizer frequently. This
not only increases the humidity
of the air but keeps open the
breathing pores of the plant,
which is necessary for normal
"A temperature above 60 de
grees in the house is adverse to
the best development of most
plants and it is better to put
them in a room which is of very
moderate temperature. In1 the
College greenhouses the winter
temperatures are kept at an ave
rage of 50 to 60 degrees, and
even lower for such plants as
"If. it becomes necessary to
use an insecticide, a good one
can be made with Ivory Boap,
dissolving one pound of soap in
five to seven gallons of warm
water. For scale insects a strong
er solution will be required and
the plants should be rinsed after
ward in clear water."
Churches and Schools Hold Appropriate
Services and Exercises. Entertain
ments and Social Gatherings With
Home Trees. Less Fortunate Are
Remembered With Provisions
The holiday festivities have ian Science Sunday school had a
been of the usual nature this fine Christmas program at Tona
week with the churches holding wama on Thursday evenining
special Christmas services and and the house was crowded,
the Sunday schools appropriate Opening Chorus
Ch.mb.rUin'. Cough R.mady -Th
Mother' Favorite.
"I give Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy to my children when
they have colds or coughs,"
writes Mrs. Verne Shaffer, Van
dergift, Pa. "It always helps
them and is far superior to any
other cough medicine I have used.
I advise anyone in need of such a
medicine to give it a trial." For
sale by all dealers.
a tremendous influepce on the
future welfare of the state. It
has in its files listings of more
than 400 ranches and farms and
in many of these negotiations
are already under way between
the owner and prospective buy
ers. Neither the individual mem
bers of the Commission nor C. C.
Chapman, their executive agent,
receives any compensation from
the state, all available funds be
ing applied directly to the collec
tion and dissemination of facts
and figures.
trains on
his return. Ontario
Market Report.
(i'ruw Our I'urtlitiiil UurreiipoiiclcutJ
After lying idle for centuries
and, of late years being the sub
ject of numerous coniroversies,
Lakes Summer and Abert, in the
central Dart of the state, have
will probably I been leased to a New York syn-
bring Mrs. Tregaskis home with dicato for a term of 46 years,
him, that is if some one does not ! years. Mr. J. C. Moore, head of
put her wise to the way Fred has ' the syndicate, states that his
been galavanting with the Vale
girls since August. Vale Enterprise.
Dr. Geo. G. Carl is prepared
for special attention to all dis
eases of eye, ear and nose. Eyes
tested and glasses fitted. 60tf
company will spend $6,000,000
for development work within the
next two years, and that, if the
results meet their expectation,
from 3,000 to 6,000 men will be
employed. Under the terms of
the lease the state will be em-
loyed. Under the terms of the
Receipts for last week at the
Portland Union Stock Yards have
been cattle, 872; calves, 9; Hogs.
4664; sheep, 3200.
The quality of cattle offerings
have been good during the week,
the quantity however has not
come forward. Steers sold at
7.50, cows 6.86 and heifers 6.50.
Demand is good and trading
Hog receipts this week have
been lighter than usual, this
week with good demand has
brought the price up to 7.50 for
tops, the highest price in the
United States at the present time,
Hub tern markets ruling in some
caseB forty to fifty-five cents un
der Portland Market.
Sheep prices were fully as
strong this week as other lines of
livestock. Good grain fed lambs
would no dqubt bring considera
bly more tban the present top of
7.85, ewes and wethers going at
strong prices.
Frank Cummins, of Westfall,
bought 3000 sheep from J. R.
Jenkins, of Harney county, and
they were delivered at Riverside
the first of the week. Mr. Cum
mins shipped them to Vale, and
they are now at the Curtis ranch
J across the river. They will be
fed in the Malheur valley this
Winter. -Vale Enterprise.
Catholic Church.
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
divine services.
Sick-calls promptly answered
at anytime. Religious informa
tion and instructions willingly
imparted at the Franciscan
exercises. The schools did not
dismiss for the holiday vacation
until Thursday evening but wi'l
not resume until Monday, Jan. 4.
Several of the high school stu
dents went to their homes in the
country to spend the time with
parents and relatives.
The first special service was
held by the Presbyterian church
Sunday afternoon at Tonawama
with Rev. Dr. Benson giving a
fine Christmas sermon. Special
music was provided for this
service and there was a large
Tuesday evening Shirk's "All
Star Minstrels" were the attrac
tion at Tonawama and the boys
were greeted by a good sized
house, the largest for some time.
The performance was an entire
success and pleased the people
who were present. Many con
gratulated the boys on their suc
the show being much better than
had been expected. The Times
Herald would like to give parti
cular mention of the individual
numbers but the fact is all the
boys did well including Prof.
Shirk who acted as interlocutor.
The boys didn't hesitate to hit
their principal hard jolts in their
jokes and gags, and for that
matter most of them were local,
several of our town people com
ing in as the "butt" of jokes.
The end men were Albert Swain,
Dell Hayes, Owen Cawlfield,
Earl Hagey. Dorman Leonard
and Dewey Robinson. There
were 20 black faces in all and
each turn was roundly applauded.
Piatt T. Randall delivered a
monolog and Mrs. W. M. Sutton
was accompanist. D. Potter,
Ludwig Johnson, Dr. Brown and
Piatt Randall rendered "Old
Black Joe", from the wings.
The Presbyterian and Christ-
"Adeste Fidelis," School
Invocation, Dr Benson
"I Wish you a Merry Christmas"
Eleanor Eggleston
"A Christmas Story", -Louel
Cawlfield, Arlene Jameson,
Kathrine Welker, Dorothy
"The HolyChild",-
Burns McGowan
Song "The Heighth of the
Christmas Star" Ruby Camp
bell, Marie Smith, Ma rice
Smith, Juanita Slocum, Burns
McGowan, David Cawlfield,
Welington Gault, Philip Cawl
field. "Telling about Christmas", -
Isora Gemberling
' "Once in the Days of Old",-
Marie Smith
j'The Snow Shovelers",-Alfred
Brown, Frank Mothershead,
Lyle Gould.
! "The Holy Night", -
Ruby Campbell
"A Christmas Angel",
Juanita Slocum
"What We May Have", -
Marice Smith
Christmas Tableaux
Pages Wood bridge Geary, Wes-
tley Welcome
Tableau I "Christmas Greet
ing", Edward Brown
Tableau II "The Christmas
Sheaf" FrankLoggan.
Tableau III "The Christmas
Greens" Hilda Thornburg.
Lucile Gould
Tableau IV "Christmas Bells",
Lela Loggan
Tableau V 'The Yule Log"
Adolph Byrd, Lester Gault, Eldon
Tableau VI "The Christmas
Brand" John Mothershead
Tableau VII 'The Christmas
Candle" Margaret Welcome
Tableau VIII "The Christmas
Continued on page :
Breakfa.t 5:30 to 9
Dinner 1 1 :30 to 2
City Restaurant
R. McCuistion, Prop.
Supper 5 to 8
Short orders at all hours
Rolled barley, wheat and oats
for sale at market prices. W. A.
Goodman's feed yard,
Mr.. McCUin'. Exp.rianc. With Croup.
"When my boy, Ray, was small
he was subject to croup, and 1
was always alarmed at such time..
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
proved far better than any other
for this trouble. It always re
lieved him quickly. I am never
without it in the house for I know
it is a positive cure for croup,"
writes Mrs. W. R. McClain, Blaii
ville, Pa. Fbr sale by all dealers.
Christian Scientists will hold
there services at the Presbyter
ian Church, Sundays at 3 o'clock
Wednesdays at 7:30 p. m. Sun-
I day School at 1:30 p. m. Read
ing Room at Miss McKenrie's
house. 1st door north of Summit
Hotel, Wednesdays and Satur
days 2 to 4 p. m. Everybody
You're going to Tonawama.
The Burns Flour Milling Co.
Manufacturers of home products
The Cream of the Wheat, Fresh and Palatable
Bran and Other Rolled Mill Feeds
You Patronize Home when you deal here
la The Place to Trade
First: Promptness, accuracy and f airdealing.2
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 are a customer of ours you know this. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
J. C. Welcome, Jr.