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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 23, 1915)
COUNTY OF HARNEY
CITY OF BURNS
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The West
The Biggest City In The Biggest
County In The State Of Oregon
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JANUARY 23, 1915
MORE MAD COYOTES
Rabid Animal Attacks Cattle in Field
Near Burns, Bites Calf and Starts
For Man When Killed. Charles
Roper Bitten While Attempting to
Kill Dog. Will Take Treatment
Another mad coyote was found
in one of Henry Link's field yes
terday that showed considerable
fight if reports are true. The
Times-Herald is informed the
mad animal made his appearance
among the cattle that are being
fed and showed signs of attack
ing a man who was in charge.
The mad coyote bit a calf and
was coming for the man when he
was killed. The calf was later
killed and it is possible other an
imals have been bitten but we
are not informed as to that.
P. C. Peterson reports he is
losing stock from hydrophobia
and that conditions do not Mem
to improve in his neighborhood.
This is the first report of mad
coyotes for several days and it
was thought possible the animals
had mostly died, that is those
with rabies but no doubt the sud
den change in the weather has
caused a fresh outbreak of the
malady and we shall hear of more.
Chas. Roper was down from
his home near Harney the other
day to consult a physician as to
the advisability of taking a Pas
teur treatment. Mr. Roper's
dog was acting rather queer and
he decided to kill the animal and
take no chances but instead of
getting a gun or some other wea
pon he took Fred Lunaburg's
method and "hit him on the head
mit a hammer" but he was not so
easily put out as the owl; the an
imal was not killed by the blow
and in attempting to finish the
job he struck Mr. Roper on the
hand where a scab had raised
from a previous hurt, drawing
blood. The victim is not certain
the dog bit him but it has l en
decided best that he take treat
ment and the necessary serum
has been wired for and Mr. Roper
will begin treatment as soon as
it is received.
With the liberal bounty pro
posed in a bil' introduced in the
legislature by Representative
Davey and the disease having its
effects upon the animals it should
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
Happy and Prosperous
The Rexall Drug Store
REED BROS. Props.
The Hums 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
not take very long to at least give
a certain amount of relief from
this danger. It may take some
time to exterminate the coyote
but once they get the disease it
is only a matter of a short time
until they die from the cause.
People should use every means to
kill the animals as rapidly as
possible even without a bounty
but with a price on their scalps
there should be double effort to
The proposition to make a lar
ger bounty is not necessnry in
in the opinion of the writer; we
have bounties and taxes enough
to pav and it would not seem
right or just to place a larger
bounty on these animals when it
is to the interest of all to get rid
of them just as much as it is the
duty of a man to kill a poisonous
snake. It is not expected that
many will take up this extermin
ation as a business, but even if
they did the proposed bounty is
ample together with the bounty
on rabbits, bob cats, eougais and
other predatory animals to make
it a very profitable business to
Went After Cougar.
Ui.st Sunday afternoon Came
Warden Fawcett Frank Triskv
and Forest Ranger Hob Bennett
lefl for the mountains accompa
nied by Mr. Kimball and his
brace of blood hounds to locate
some cougar that were reported
doing damage to stock in the
mountains north of this city.
I', ople had Bean the tracks and
d. predations of a monster animal
upon a recent visit to the locality
therefore these gentlemen d -tided
to try and get the varmint.
They made the trip on skees, the
snow being quite deep, but were
unable to get any trace of cougar.
It had snowed more since the
time the tracks had been seen
and there was no fresh trail for
the hounds. The party returned
to this city reporting no success.
Ellis Diet Suddenly.
William R. Ellis, the firt rep
resentative in Congress from the
Second Congressional District of
the state of Oregon, dropped
dead in his new home at 1089
East Everett street at 10 o'clock
this morning. Mr. Ellis, this
morning in apparently good
health, had gone down in the
basement to fix the furnace, and
a few moments later Mrs. Ellis,
who was alone in the house at
the time, hoard him groaning.
She found Mr. Ellis lying on the
floor unconsious. When Dr. C.
J. Smith arrived at the houee a
few minutes later Mr. Ellis was
dead. Death was due to hemor
rhage of the brain. Mr. Ellis re
turned Snturday from a short trip
to his farm near Cathlamet,
Wash., In seemingly good health.
Mr. Ellis was 65 years old.
William R. Ellis was born in
Montgomery County. Ind., April
23,1850. In 1874 he was grad
uated from the University of
Iowa. Later he took a prominent
part in politics and business af
fairs in the town of Hamburg. la
where he settled. At one time
he was Mavor of Hamburg. He
came to Heppner, Or., in 1883,
and engaged in the practice of
law. In 1885 Governor Moody
appointed him Prosecuting-Attor-ney
of the Seventh Judicial Dis
trict, and in 1886 he received the
Republican nomination and was
elected to the same office. He
was r elected Prosecuting At
torney in 1888, and in 1892 he
was the successful canidate for
Representative in Congress from
the Second District. Mr. Ellis
was re-elected in 1891 and 1896.
Upon the expiration of his term
In Congress, March 3,1899, Mr.
Kllis was elected Circut Judge in
the Heppner district. Later he
was re-elected to Congress, re
tiring after six years of service.
With his family. Judge Ellis
came to Portland a few years
ago. His home at 1089 East
Everett street, was only recently
completed. Mr. Ellis is survived
by his widow, one son, Edgar R,
Ellis; a step son, Robert Scott,
and a step daughter, Mamie Stott.
Mr. Ellis was a 33d-degree Mason.
Local Masonic lodges will have
charge of his funeral. -Portland
Governor Withycombe Led.
Out of 72 breeders of registered
Cotswold sheep in Oregon, 53
breeders handling' about 80 per
cent of the registered Cotswolds
of the state, obtained their foun
dation stock directly or indirectly
from the original registered foun
dation stock of Governor James
Withycsmbe. For ten years Dr.
Withycombe was the only breeder
of registered Cotswolds in Ore
gon. After this ten years of
pioneer work he sold registered
animals to four other leading
stockmen, who in turn supplied
within a short time about 30 other
breeders. Among the. first four
taking registered stock from Dr.
Withycombe were J. B. Stump
and C. E. ladd. From this early
beginning the purebred Cotswold
industry has grown until it has
put Oregon in the very forefront
of states, growing high clasB
pure-bred Cotswolds. These
facts were recently secured in a
survey conducted by a student of
Animal Husbandry at the Agri
Some Critical Stages
In School Gardening.
Here is a list of seven critical
stages in school gardening when
children need careful supervision
to avoid serious mistakes, accor
ding to M. O. Evans, Jr., who
was recently supervisor of the
Portland school gardens:
free from clods and level.
Laying out beds- Straight and
Planting Rows straight, no
Weeding- All weeds removed
without injury to plants.
Thinning- Most children fear
to thin sufficiently.
water too much.
after rain or watering.
Instructors should also visit
home gardens of pupil gardeners
to see that these critical stages
are safely passed.
THE BAIT TO USE FOR
National Wool Growers' Association
Urges Concentrated Action for the
Destruction of Coyotes and Gives
Directions for Making Fetid Mix
ture. January the Month to Act
Reports!from every part of the
West indicate that coyotes and
wolves are increasing rapidly.
Unless something is done to de
stroy these predatory animals,
losses of sheep and lambs will
be greater next spring than ever
before. Early in December the
National Wool Growers' Associa
tion proposed that each state and
county wool growers' association
should secure the co-operation of
all sheep men in keeping western
ranges covered with poison dur
ing the month of January. It is
also urged that each sheepman
put out a hunter or trapper dur
ing that month. When" poison
u put cut care should be used so
that dogs should not be unneces
sarily destroyed. As a wool
grower we are asking you to
take up this work and help de
stroy the coyote.
It has been found that the use
of fetid scents is very valuable in
attracting coyotes to poiaoni li
bait or to traps. Itelow is given
the directions for making this
fetid bait as recommended by the
United States Biological Survey:
"Place a half pound of raw
beef in a wide-mouth bottle and
let it stand in a warm place, but
not in the sun. for two to six
weeks, or until it is thoroughly
decayed and the odor has become
as offensive as possible. When
decomposition has readied the'
proiHsr stage, add a quart of
sjK-rm oil or any litiid animal
oil. Lard oil may be used, but
prairie dog oil is better. Then
add one ounce of pulv riled Ma-
fetida and one ounce of Siberian
musk or Tonquin musk. If this
cannot be secured use in its place
one ounce of dry, pulverized CM
toreum (beaver castor) or one
ounce of common musk sold as
perfumery.. Mix well and bottle
securely until used.
"After setting the traps, apply
the scent with stick or straw or
by pouring from the bottle to the
grass, weeds or ground on the
side of the trap opposite that
from which the coyote woild
naturally approach. Never put
the scent on the trap, as it is the
first impulse of the coyote after
sniffing the scent is to roll or. it."
Salt Lake druggists give us the
following prices on these ingred
ients: Sperm oil, 70 cents er
quart; powdered asafctida, 20
cents per ounce; tincture of Si
berian musk, If 1.75 per ounce.
If wool growers cannot obtain
these ingredients at their local
store, we can have them sent
from Salt .Lake City. Let us de
vote January to coyote destruc
tion. - National Wool Growers'
Association, Salt Lake City,
Harney County Boys
At The O.
The following special items are
sent The Times-Herald from the
Agricultural College at Corvallis,
under date of Jan. 10:
Clifford Reed and wife have
been visiting friends in Corvallis
the past week. "Teddy" attend
ed a basket ball game between
Dallas and O. A. C. and after the
game he said, "O. A. C's. team
looks good to mo."
D. 11. Smyth, (Rye) known at
O. A. C. as "Hungry," who
made such a Kood showing on
the foot ball team last season, is
trying out for center on O. A. C.
basket ball team.
Cecil Bennett, of Silvies Valley,
is taking a one year course in
Forestry in O. A. C. Cecil is
trying his strength at wrestling
and is giving a good account of
Compton Anderson, of Drcw
sey, has been working as an as
sistant in the animal husbandry
department during the short
course. Mr. Anderson is a sen
ior in 0 A. C. this year.
Mail Service Cut.
Messrs. Colo and Selby. mail
contractors on the line between
Junturaand Hums, have received
advice from the Department
that on and after January 16th
the mail service on their line will
be reduced to three times a week
instead of the daily service here
tofore in vogue.
The train service from Vale to
Juntura is tri-weekly, and it is
proposed to make the stage ser
vice equally as bad.
The present administration of
the potts! department has become
a perfect farce, as far as the
service rendered the people of
the interior is concerned. For a
quurter of a century the eople
of the Harney county have en
joyed a daily mail service, and
now that the country haB settled
and becomes populous, and a
Inrge business of great impor
tance is being transacted there,
the mail service is cut down to
what might be expected at a
The way the stage mails have
been chopped to pieces during
the past year is a disgrace to the
American people. The postofnee
at Watson has been discontinued
and the people of that thriving
section must travel a distance of
thirty miles to get their mail
from Roekville. The Barren
Valley section has a mail service
that is hardly worthy of the
name. Readers of the Enter
prise i omplain that their papers
are thro weeks old very often
when they arrive, and their let
ter mail is equally as slow.
If the business men and the
public generally of the Harney
country wish to file a strenuous
objection to the treatment they
are receiving at the hands of the
U. S. Postal Department, they
will find ready and able assist
ance among trie people oi me
populous interior section of Mal
heur county, where the people
are receiving equally as vile ser
vice. Vale Eeterprise.
Wlnlc lyiiiK. Imlf wukitiK. half dreamimc,
Wry caily on New Ymir's morn,
Tluic iiimc to inc purl of n ocin
I tut il learned ia yearn flone.
I .n mon I hit il I lie hull i forgotten,
Tim' 1 1 1 it'll to recall ii well;
Miii Koine worili come liuck like the echo
(X n far distant, tinkling Iwll.
II ellngl to my muni like u viiion,
1 cannot almke oil, or untold,
Or BtimpM one has liail ol a picture.
When only a part was unrollcil.
So III Inn i- in make the rhyme over,
As one dors it garment that' worn,
llv turning the IickIi tiilc outwanl,
Anil patching it where it is toiu.
"Writs to ON cry often,
Wi lie to me cry mum,
l.ri u i n in mr arc ileurer,
I haii In nllsSI flowers in June."
The fiiiresl of lluwrrs muy witlics;
Their liagrance, tho rare, may depart:
Hut linen in which tiur rritndaliii' spok
en, Air graven loic'cron the heart.
The dust of the garret may cover
Them after long years wear away;
The nun in our iky may he clouded,
Too darkly to fend them n ray.
Itut e'eu aa words chiseled ill mnrhlc,
Time's ravages liest may defy,
So those I hat arc penned in affection,
Will seldom, I trow, wholly die.
At limes they'll come hack like a lileas
To i -in, !. ami illume our path.
Ami hnlp us to lieai with fresh courage,
The trials and cares that it truth.
"Writs to me very often,
l.clicis aic links that hind,
faithful hearts to each other,
I'cttciing mind to mind."
"A word may seem huiali in uurcouversc,
A trial may alter our tone;
Siiinii heart in. iv lie wounded that loves
Ives dimmed that hut lattdy havti
"Mul give us an hour for a letter,
Willi naught Ik-t ween us and our
Hut Ihn'ts thai lire true as the noonday,
Ink, envelopes, paper and pens."
"The pen aft gives tillcst cxjucssloii,
To confidence, humor, or sense;
And tho face to lace we'd "apeak vol
nines," A letter's a volume, condensed.
"Then draw up the little tahle.
I 'lime to the fire and wiite;
Writs to me soon ill the morning,
Write to me lute at night.
Write when you'ie thotful, or li nulilctl,
Witln when you're hopelulaiid height;
"Hut if you would strengthen a friend
ship, Vou must never forget to writal"
-Mill. M Arris J. B. Bunion.
LATEST DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NOTES
II' l mi Our Portland Correspondent)
That the Livestock industry in
Oregon has been developed to a
point which makes the state in
dependent of outride sources is
indicated by the annual rcpoit
of the Portland Union Stockyards
for 1914. This report shows that
r!7,lH0head of livestock of all
classes was received during the
past year, divided up as follews:
281,300 Bhecp; 237.725 hogs; 74,
300 cattle; 2,500 calves; and 1,
239 horses and mules. Oregons
contribution to this impressive
totul was 48,789 cattle; 2,149 cal
ves; 144,901 hogs and 19G.425
sheep, leaving only an unimpor
tant to be credited to the sur
One notable feature of this re
port is tho remarkable falling off
in the number of calves received,
only 2.600 having been received
in 1914 as compared with 4,006
1913; 2,798 in 1912 6.818 in 1911
and 8,297 in 1910. This falling
off in the shipment of calves
seems to indicate that farmers
are generally recognizing the
importance of retaining all young
meat animals either as future
breeders or to be shiped as adult
animals, a movement which can
only result in increased financial
returns to the farmers and a mote
rapid increase in the meat supply
of the state.
In the interest pf lower taxes,
the legislature has abolished the
Oregon State Immigration Com-1
mission and the office of State!
Immigration Agent, the latter
held by ('. f. Chapman. As
neither the members of the com
mission or Mr. Chapman recelvt d
any salaries or other COtnpefiaW
tion, theyditlnotoppose the re
peal of the law. The principal p.irt
of the funds which have hitherto
been used for statewide farm or
ganization has been subscribed
by Portland business men. and
while the work will of necessity
be somewhat curtailed when
state supjort is withdrawn, it il
certain that activities for the de
velopment of the state at large
will not be permitted to cease.
Portland business men realize
that the city is overgrown, in
comparison with the agricutural
develogment of the state, and
instead of being discouraged by
the withdrawal of state assistance
they are determined to continue
their efforts to bring more far
mers to Oregon to people its
Farmer Smith, of the O. W. R.
& N. Co. has made a careful sur
vey of farm prospects for 1918
and he states that all indications
point toward a most unusual de
mand this year for all clauses of
cereals, probably in excess of the
supply, and he suggests that
farmers who have not already
planted as large an acreage as
possible to Winter wheat should
be careful to retain sufficient set d
to make liberal sowing in the
Spring. He specially recom
mends that farmers plant as
much corn as possible as it will
make more stock feed than any
other crop and with property
selected seed can be grown suc
cessfully in all parts of the
People of this city experienced
real winter weather Thursday
night and many could not believe
it had been 20 below zero when
it was reported from the govern
ment station yesterday morning.
That was what it registered,
however, and even though it
camo as a surprise people begun
to realise it uolore tho morning
had passed as it continued colt!
throughout tho entire forenoon,
At 8:30 o'clock it registered Li
The extreme cold makes great
I inroads on the hay stacks of the
stockmen but there is plenty of
this forage and since the snow
is deep it will protect the winter
grain that has been seeded.
With much snow in the moun
tains we may expect a good sea
Bon for the farmer this year.
Shooting is positively forbidden
on my farm near Burns and 1
shall prosecute any one found
trespassing. There will be no
favors shown in this respect.
II. B, Mace.
We do job printing.
James Weston Puts up Bend and Com
plies With all Requirement for a
Franchise Within City. Conection
With Juntura Line by way La wen.
Harriman and Riverside Sections
After several special meetings
of the city council, the drawing
of ordinances covering the mat
ter and the giving of a bond
James Weston has at last com
pleted arrangements and secured
a franchise to put in another
telephone exchange system in
The matter came up some
weeks ago but through the efforts
of interested parties Mr. Weston
was handicapped in many ways
but by persistance has succeeded
with the result that he is under
bonds to have his line completed
into this city and the exchange
in readiness by the first of Aug
ust. The prmoter says he in
tends to have it installed before
that date and ready for business.
Mr. Weston has one of the
best equipped lines in the state
in operation at Juntura and has i
direct connection with the outside!
through the Western Union. He
had already secured right of way
and has his line well along to
ward Riverside and Harriman
and with this franchise just
granted will construct the line on
to this city and also make con-j
nections with Narrows, Warm ,
Springs and some sections thatj
have heretofore been without
telephone communication with
this city or the outside.
This line is to be first class in i
every particular with best equip
ment obtainable. It will tap a
virgin territory heretofore un
touched and bring many parts of
the county in close connection
with Burns besides give a com
peting line for outside business.
By serving this new territory and
the line following the railroad
from Juntura in and also follow
ing the proposed line on out to
Warm Springs it gives the new
enterprise some good business!
and offers a fine business for the
Mr. Weston has already ar
ranged for the delivery of poles
Breakfast 5:30 to 9
W. R. McCuistion, Prop.
Supper 5 to 8
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
Is 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 are a customer of ours you know this. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
J. C. Welcome. Jr.
to string the wires in Burns ft r
the local exchange. These poh s
have been cut for some time and
are ready for delivery. They
will be brought down from the
mountains while the snow is on
the ground and be here when
weather conditions will permit
work on the field. Mr. Weston
has the line almost complete to
Harriman and with the opening
of spring will be in position to
push it through without delay.
He will connect at Lawen and
come direct to Bums the line
continuing from Lawen by way
of Narrows to Warm Springs.
The Times-Herald has also been
informed that an independent
line has been financed from Sil
ver Creek to this place and con
struction work has already begun,
the poles having been gotten out
and are to be placed along the
right of way at once. This line
will also be completed in the
spring, thus placing a vast terri
tory in direct communication
with this city.
Harney county has been behind
times in the way of telephone de
velopment and with a competing
line there is every reason to be
lieve that we will soon have con
nections throughout the county
that will not only be a conven
ience to the people but will pay
good dividends on the invest
ment. Billiousncss and Constipation Cured.
If you are ever troubled with
biliousness or constipation ycu
will be interested in the state
ment of R. F. Erwin, Peru, Ind.
"A year ago last winter I had in
attack of indigestion followed by
biliousness and constipation.
Seeing Chamberlain's Tablets so
highly reccommended, I bought
a bottle of them." For sale by
Tonawama tomorrow night.
Dinner 11:30 to 2
Short orders at all hours
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