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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1915)
CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
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. MARCH 20, I915
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TIMELY HINTS TO EAST
ERN OREGON FARMERS
New High Yielding Spring Grain De
veloped at the Experiment Station
Recommended. Early Plowing for
Summer Fallow Very Advantaeous.
Other Profitable Crops Suggested
A great many Eastern Oregon that the dry farmer would do
farmers, on account of the lack well to plan on plow ing his sum
of rainfall or because of winter 'nier fallow not later than April.
exposure have wheat land which Early (Rowing tor summer fallow
must be seeded this spring. Such In April as compared with Juno
farmers will find a great advant- has been shown to give an ad
age in using seed of the new vantage of 6 to 12 bushels per
high yielding variety of spring acre in the yield of wheat seeded
wheat developed at the Branch on Apiil plowed summer fallow.
Experiment Stations at Moro and
at Burns. This variety is the
Early Baart. If only a limited
quantity of the seed can be se
cured, it would give the farmer
a start with this valuable spring
wheat so that he would be pro
vided for future requirement.
The Early Baart yields from 5 to
10 bushels more than the host
Bluestem in the 10-inch rainfall
belt. If good spring wheat seed
cannot be obtained, the Sixty
Day oats and the Swanncck and
Hannchen barleys have been
proved the highest yielding vari
eties on the Dry Farming Exper
iment Stations at Moro and Burns.
Notwithstanding the high price
of grain at the present time, tin
field peas grown under methons
advocated by the Oregon Exp. i ,
ment Station will give a larger
profit per acre even this jrsar
than will wheat. Field pea seed
ll worth at the present time from
4 to 6 cents per tound, and grown
in double drill rows 35 inches
apart will yield from 15 to 20
bushels of seed per acre, provid
ed the seeding is done early in
March and the seed planted thin
ly in the row at the rate of 75
pounds per acre, and put down
3 or 4 inches in the soil. Dry
farmers interested in trying this
valuable crop should write to the
College for Bulletin No. 119.
The dry farmer should also set
aside 10 or 20 acres of early
plowed land for seeding to alfal-
fa in rows some time in April,
Alfalfa grown in rows has proved
more profitable as a forage pas-
ture for pigs and sheep than has
wheat on the same land.
Results at the Branch Experi-
ment Station at Moro indicate
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
Do You Shampoo Your Own
Then use Violet Dulce Sham
poo and Head Wash Crystals
Not an ordinary soap Shampoo but thoroughly
gclentlnc and Antlccptlc Tonic and denser
Violet Dulce Shampoo Crystals does not
effect color of hair or make It Dry,
Harsh, or Brittle. Sold only at
The Rexall Drug Store
25c. PER CAN
REED RROS. Props.
The Burns Hospital
MRS. ETTA CUMMINS, Prop.
Best Surgical Room and Equipment
In the Stale Outside of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for Patients-Reasonable Terms
Graduated Nurse In Charge
Some Rabid Science.
Editor Times-Herald: Scienti
fic experimenters should always
bo encouraged. When anyone
striving to satisfy their own or
someone's else childish curiosity,
their efforts should be noticed
and appreciated by all who are
or who may become interested.
1 am going tO Conduct M1 experi
ment with rabid dogl. It seems
to me this is a field for wonder
ful and valuable research.
Paatettr, it is true, studied the
origin and cause of rabies, the
laws governing its transmission
and the peculiar effect on ani
mals afflicted. He found that
after innoculation. development
of the disease was certain, the
period of incubation being from
a lew days to a year or more,
and that it was fatal unless spe
ciay treated. ( )neof the inter
esting effects of rabies is the dis
position and ability given a rabid
animal to share its misfortune
with other animals or with peo
ple. That accumulation of know
ledge is all very well so far as it
goes, bat is incomplete. Pasture
did not know my dog.
My dog is different from mosi
dogs. He is a smart dog. I
think he knows more than some
people do. Among other great
truths I expect to demonstrate
beyond doubt that the above ap-
praisal of my dog's intellect is
As soon as I am certain that
my dog has been chewed by a
mad coyote or by a dog belong-
ing to some worthy colaborator,
J shall begin to 'keep watch of
him'. Of course a dog might I e
bitten to the blood, and no visible
marks remain, but I will look
only for unmistakable evidence
Being my dog, and because he
is smart and valuable, it is my
'hunch' that he will not go mad.
To be doubly certain though that
he is not going mad, I will look
into his mouth from time to time.
They say that rabies is a germ
disease. Some say that the germ
belongs to the animal kingdom.
In this case, the dog, if affect
ed will look as though he had a
mouthful of pollywogs or min
nows. Some say the hydropho
bia is a miniature plant. If that
be true the mouth of a mad dog
should look to the naked eye as
though it were set out to shrub
bery something like a kodak
picture in a real estate prospec
tus. That is my 'hunch' and is the
result of free imagination, Pas
teur disagrees with this view,
also as to the immunity of cer
tain dogs because of their value
or intelligence, but Pasteur did
not have a fair setting for the
free infiltration of hunches. He
hud to work in distracting sur
roundings in the midst of labora
tory equipment and implements
of science, and in the babble of
learned associates and assistants.
If my simple minded neigh
bors become indignant over my
methods, I mean to shut my dog
up. I will tie him securely with
a nice stout string inoide a pen
made of lath or of slats split
from a coal oil crate or twenty
four inch chicken netting with
hay wire around the top. Each
day the dog remains quietly with
in these confines, I shall know
that possibly Pasteur was wrong,
and that my dog, being smarter
than most dogs, is not subject to
the same afflictions that plebian
animals are. However after a
week or two, should the dog
break the string, tear the fence
down and disappear, I shall be
able to record for science the fact
that "The animal had behaved in
peculiar manner and had gone
Foolish neighbors will
likely be led to think there was
something wrong with Fido.
In case the dog appears to be
healthy at the end of a month or
six weeks, I shall turn him loose
in the hope that he will 'throw
a fit' right in the middle of
things about next August and
become highly entertaining and
People will criticize my plans,
alleging dangerous negligence,
that is to be expected. That is
just the kind of folks some peo
ple are any way. They are not
interested in science and are so
p -evish ubuut it they dislike to
Income a martyr to its cause.
They would be unwilling to sac-
rmce memseives or a ouncn oi
stock or even a baby or two in
order to learn something.
I trust that a few of your read
ers will take a more rational view
than others and will extend me,
through your paper, some en
couragement and support. It is
lonesome work, in the face of
adverse criticism to add mater
ially to the world's stock of
a Baud citizen.
Save Your Tires
The Burns Garage is' installing
a modern vulcanizing plant. You
can save one-half your tire ex
pense by having your tires pro
perly repaired. The Burns
Oarage will garantee their work.
Sumpter Valley Railway Co.
Arrival and Departure Of Trains
No. 2, Prairie
2:35 P. M.
4:00 P. M.
No. , Baker 8:30 A, M,
Sumpter 10:05 A. M,
Praii-ui BilO P.M.
No. 1 Makes good connection ' for cougliM and colds, you will problems and will be glad to call
with O.-W. R. & N, Co. No. 4 find that' Chamberlain's Cough on invitation. Let'sgetacquaint
(FaBtMailJ leaving Portland 6:30 j Remedy stands high in the enticed.
P. M., arriving at Haker 7:6fl A. mation of people who use It. 11;
M. and No, 17 from
inir Haker 6:50 A. M.
Nn 2 connects with No. 5 (Fast
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muii .iiiniiiK j-i .i .
M. which pickB up Pullman at
Haker, arriving at Portland 7:00
A. M. Also with No, 18 at
10:45 P. M. for points East.
MANY INQUIRIES ABOUT
HARNEY VALLEY LANDS
The Oregon & Western Colonization Co.
Agents Report Active Interest in
rv , 1 C TL.:
LI8pUSCU Ol ItUB TY CCI IU U. largC
Reports from every llgCIKV of
the Oregon ft Western ("olonizu
tion Co. all over the west and SI
far back as Chicago, conies en
couraging news of activities in
lands in the Harney Valley, ac
cording to Frank Johnson, I lu
local representative of the com
pany. Mr. Johnson came in from the
east Tuesday with four cars
loaded with land seekers. They
came to Burns for a short time,
making a tour of the country to
the south and then back to the
company headquarters near llar
riman. Quits 8 number of the
men took contracts for land at
once and others are awaiting
proper arrangements to Bisks
The men of tins party are all
connected with the Mormon
church, lOOM of them coining
from Logan, Utah, and others
from La Grinds In this state.
There were 17 in the putty.- The
lands contracted for situated in
the eastern part of the Valley
and some of it south of llarri-
Mr. Johnson informs The
Tunes PersM that he will open
the Colony House near llarriman
at once, Mrs. (iillenwater, a most
competent book, being engaged.
He also savs he has considerable
improvement yet on the building
there, putting in a water system
wrih hot and cold water in tl e
house, a windmill ami tank, c I
.u. .lll( ,,tu.r
addition to this he will superin
tend the big farm of over U(X)
acres now cleared. This tract
will be fenced with Itti inch rab
bit tight wire and the entire
tract farmed. There aro now
several teams at work on the
farm and the sec-ding will be
rushed as rapidly as possible.
Mr. Johnson could give little
information respecting the rail
road surveyors now in that ter
ritory. He says he understands
they are now west of that point
i coming on toward Dog Moun
j tain, and as to the character
.of the work being done he is
I not in a position to say. He
i finds entirely new stakes set in
the vicjnjty of the Cojony Holl8(.
jan,i th,8t, ur., ,.,,,,.,.,. illiri.,n,.P
than the former stakes, being
set every 80 feet. While he
doesn't know anything definite
of the movements of t Me railroad
people it would indicate that this
survey would be followed by
construction. This, however, is
only speculalivive. Neverthe
less with the vast number of
people asking about the country
and anxious to come a much
larger number of inquiries than
last year indicates that we are
going to have a very active real
estate market during the coming
months. And should the I'ail-
road start building west from
Riverside it will make lively
times in this section during the
To the llc.ux iwifn
Madam, if your husband is like,
imost men he expects you to look
after the health of yourself and I
children. Coughs and colds are
the most common of the minor
'ailments and aie most likely to
had to serious disease. A child
; is much more likely to contract
diphtheria or scarlet fever when
it has a cold, If you will inquire
inln the im-iit:i of the various
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remedies that are recoiiunenued
is prompt and cfTcctual, pleasant
Bnd safe to take, which are
dualities especially to be desired
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when a medicine is intended for ,
children. For sale by all dealers, i
Ground feed al Hagey 's.
Several Tracts are
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in by B. F. Johnson
H.rn.y County FirnW Ech.n, 1.IM.
(Hill Sluittuck, County A(;rn nil in lit
For Sal or Eschsnf
Two young horses, 1 gelding 4
years old; 1 flllic, 3 years old.
Weight about 1000 lbs. each.
Both broke to work.
Nat Henney, Burns, Oregon.
Six mules, 3 three-year-olds; 3
four-year olds. All well broke.
Ten tons baled hay. 1 fresh
I'red Denstedt, Burns, Oregon.
Three geldings, weight 1450 to
1 760, quiet and well broke. Will
trade for big mares.
I). A. Hrakeman, Waverly, Ore.
1 two-year-old. J Clydesdale
stallion. 3 yearling J Clydesdale
stud colts. 1 No. 1 saddle horse.
Fight head of broke work horser,
weight 1100 to 1750. Registered
Ked Polled bulls and a few choice
lied Boiled milk cows. 1 disk
harrow. Seed oata and barley.
Barred Uock cockerels.
Chits. Wilson, Burns, Oregon.
Seed oats and barley. Oats
are good clean and early, the CO
day variety, grown from Exp.
i. I'. Homer & W. F. Orowder,
One 11)11 model, twin two
speed, Indian Motorcycle, 7 H. I'.
In I'm" condition. Fully equipp
ed, ' For particulars write
Obi Shattuck, Burns. Oreg.
For sale, some good work
horses or will exchange for cat
tle at market price. Also a few
young steers for sale or will ex
change for heifers.
Grant Thompson, Waverly, Oreg.
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Wh.i for sm
Formula fur Poisoning
1 OS, powdered strychnine (al
kaloid.) I tablespoon of sugar or honey.
1 qt. of cold paste of flour or
starch, mixed rather thin.
20 pounds of wheat.
Directions fur Mialng.
Mix the paste, strychnine and
sugar thoroughly and stir in the
wheat. Stir until each kernel is
well coated with the mixture,
Snread out to dry. Place a tea-
spoon of this preparation at the
mouth of each occupied rat hole,
This formula has been used on
the Fxp. Sta. successfully.
This exchange list is published j
by the County Agriculturist in
'.er io oring inose wno aro in
ni....l ,ir ,..! ,.,..,o ,i m
.lnnery and the general items of !hlKn08t. in the UnitL'd Stales for
the farm in closer touch withsomo time pa8t mrkt't'"K b"
those who have thece things for I not been as llbt'ral as P
disnoxnl in nOW mo,ii, , I Top hogs opened Monday at 7.26
exchange and help the farmers
OX Harney county. In no way is
the publisher responsible for the
This list is frep to you, and it
is up to you to make it a success
or failure. Write me your
"wants" or "sales." Tho next
publication will bo the first week
1 am working for the best In-
toreata of the people of Harney
COUIltv. 1 am vnur man nf Vnnr .
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service, i want to learn your
For Sale Registered Imixirted
Cerman Coach stallion. 11 years i
old and dark brown in color. He
is a sure foal getter, having more
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offspring than any other import
ed horse in Harney County, O.
L, Shingledecker, Burns, Oregon
LATEST DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NOTES
(Irnm Our I'ihii mil Correspondent)
The working out of detail.--, in
connection with the consolidation
of the Portland ComtnereiaJ club
and the Chamber of Commerce
is piogrcsfling rapidly and
smoothly and withhi a very short
time all the varied, and frequent-
y duplicated, activities of these
wo important bodies will be
J welded into one harmonious audi
effective unit. Under the direc-
I tion of the new organization the
I work of development of the state
fand its resources will receive
more consideration than ever be
fore. The budget committee is
unanimous in the opinion that
greater efforts should be made
in tho future to assist established
industries in all the communities
of the state and that it is up to
Portland to live up to the record
already made in this line and
to make great additions to the
work already outlined.
The entire strength of the or
ganization will be united in a
comprehensive program for the
development of Oregon; to help
farmers to profitable market their
produce; to finance the small far
mer who finds himself unable to
secure a suitable location; to wel
come the new settler and help
him to select and establish a new
home; to take care of the great
number of travelers expected to
visit the state during the pre
sent year and to effectively apply
the knowledge gained during the
past ten years to meeting the
present and future requirements j
of the business interests of the
At Chamoeg, on May 1, will
be celebrated the seventy-second
anniversary of the organization
of the first American civil gov
ernment west of the Rocky
Mountains. This will be the
fifteenth celebration of theevent,
the first having been held in
1901. On June 17, at Portland,
will be held the Forty-third an-
j DUSl reunion of Oregon I'ioneers,
l those who came to, or were born
in any part of the original Ore
gon country previous to 1850.
The county court of Crook
County has made a liberal appro
priation of funds to be used on
the Lincoln Highway between
Bend and Ia Bine, via Lava
Butte. It is intended to make
this one of the best roads in the
A campaign has been launched
at Eugene to raise $150,000 for
establishment of a lace fac-
tory at that Pmt- II is s:iil th'1
i racmc coast pays out ouu.uuu
to $700,000 annually for lace and
it is believed that a local factory
could secure the bulk of that
Receipts for the week at the
Portland Union Stockyards have
(been cattle 1(571. calves .'15, hogs
25180, sheep 1681.
j The market on cattle opened
briskly on quality offerings at
about steady prices. Top steers
remaining steady all week at
17.75. Mondays run of cattle was
j the heaviest in these yards for
some time. Good cows are quot
ed at 6.60 and other lines in pro
portion. Notwithstanding the fact that
i ii i : I i i
romanu prices nave oeen me
an1 Ur Htf,linK ttt 8umo ,"'itt8 Ut
' lll.l.'., ,lf t,,,,ll
i M'.'i i'i nccii,
Sheep are again being snapped
UP promptly for any and all of
ferings, Packers are extremely
short of supplies and arc willing
takers of all offerings at good
prices. Lambs will sell at 8.50.
Dry cleaning and pressing at
the Burns steam Uundrv. 4tf.
OUOkUt: IOON 1'iop.
"Meals At All Hours.
Orders'and Prompt Service
With Reasonable Rates
(live Me! A Call
RECORDING OF BRANDS
REQUIRED ON MAY 22
Inspection by Duly Appointed Official
Also Provided for by New Oregon
Law. Must be Satisfactory Evi
dence That Animals Lawfully Held
by Shipper. Shipments Regulated
A Btate brand recording and
inspection law will take effect
May 22, and it provides that any
person, firm or association desir
ing to adopt any brand shall sign
a certificate setting forth a fac
simile and description of the
brand, giving definitely its loca
tion on the animal, together with
a statement of the desire to adopt
the same, and shall file the same
with the state veterinarian, who
shall keep a record and issue a
certificate to those entitled to a
brand. The payment of a fee of
$1 is required.
It is provided that all applica
tions to have brands recorded
shall be held by the state veteri
narian for the period of GO days
after tho act goes into effect be
fore the same are recorded, and
that in the event two or more
mako application to have the
same brand recorded, the one
who has had his brand recorded
the longest time in any county
of the state shall be entitled to
have the same recorded with the ' fine of from $250 to $2500 for
state veterinarian. The evidence ' violations of this law as well as
shall be furnished by the county to the person damaged in treble
clerk. In case a brand has al- j the amount of damages,
ready been recorded, the veteri- It is provided that the govern
narian shall return the fee and or shall, upon request of the Cat
facsimile to the person making tie and Horse Raisers' association
application. j0f Oregon, appoint a stock in-
It is provided that the govern- spector or inspectors for any
or shall appoint a stock inspector stockyard or yards in the state,
in each county of the state, and , the compensation to be agreed
such inspectors must be experi-' upon and paid by the association,
enced stockmen recommended by A fine of from $50 to $250 or
the Cattle and Horse Raisers' as- j imprisonment of from 20 days to
sociation of Oregon. The inspec- one year in the county jail is pro
tors shall be appointed for the vided for those not regularly en
term of two years, which shall gaged in the slaughter of cattle
start June 1, 1915, and biennially who fail to retain the hides, with
inereaiier. i ne inspectors shai .
have authority to appoint deputy
inspectors in various parts of
their respective counties.
The duties of the inspectors
are to inspect all shipments of
horses and eattlo and sntisfv
themselves before permitting
isuch shipments, that the animals
are in the lawful possession of
Breakfast 5:30 to 9
NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Mac's Restaurant & Bakery
Located in the new Levens Building
W. R. McCuiation, Prop.
Supper 5 to 8 Short orders at all hours
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 fairfdealing.3
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 otVours you know this. If not, be
come one and be convinced.
J. C. Welcome. Jr.
the person desiring to ship them.
The inspectors arc to be paid
10 cents per head for the first 25
head or less number included in
any lot inspected, and the sum
of three cents per head for all
over and above 25 head, and in
addition, 10 cents per mile one
way for the distance he must
travel in order to make such in
Every owner or shipper of cat
tle or horses shall furnish the
common carrier over which it is
proposed to ship the animals, a
certificate in duplicate, fully de
scribing them and certifying that
he is the owner and entitled to
their possession. One copy will
be filed by the common carrier
and shall be accessible at all times
during business hours to the pub
lic and the other shall be attach
ed to the bill of lading and deliv
ered to any duly authorized brand
inspector at the point of destina
tion. Common carriers are liable to
the ears attachec . without anv
alteration of the same or disfig
urement of the brand, for a
period of 30 days.
For Rent 160 acres of land
adjoining fine range, plenty of
water, good house and a garden
plot that can be irrigated from
springs. Inquire at this office.
Dinner 11:30 to 2