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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (April 24, 1915)
CITY OF BURNS
The Biggest City In The Biggest
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The West
County In The State Of Oregon
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, APRIL 24, 1915
BLAZE CAUGHT IN TIME
Fire Discovered in Rubbish Under The
Back Stairway of The High School
Building Late Thursday Night was
Put Out Before Any Damage Done.
Either Incendiary or Carelessness.
While returning from spending
the evening at the homo of Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. IfcConnell Thurs
day evening. J. C Leed) ami
Miss Wilson discovered fire under
the south stairway of the high
school building. Mr. Leedy at
once secured a bucket of water
and was quite busy when Raj -mond
Sizemore appeared on the
scene with another bucket and
they soon had it out.
The tire was discovered about
10:30 and just in time U in an
other five minutes the inflamable
debris in which it was started
would have been a mass of flame
and beyond control.
This building is situated four
blocks from any well thai could
be used by the fire t ngin a tin r -fore
it would have certainly boon
consumed. The building is a
large wooden structure and sev
eral dwellings in adjoining block;
would have been in danger.
The origin of the fire is a mys
tery. Starting at the hour it did
and at the stairway it either was
deliberately started or the result
of carelessness of cigaret-smok-itb
who may have been about the
building a short time before the
fire was discovered.
It was certainly fortunate it
was discovered in time, otherwise
there would have been serious
Jlurns has been discussing the
proposition of bonding fora WBU r
system for a long time but the
city authorities have not brought
the matter to the voters as yel
other than to ascertain Bentimi nt
which a test vote showed favora
ble. While the blocks on either
side of the main business district
and in south Burns are furnished
some protection from the street
wells where the fire engines may
be used, the remote residence dir
tricts have no protection what
ever. The situation demands serious
consideration by the property
owners and there should be no
further delay. Hurry the bond
FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER
Burns Meat Market
BACON, HAMS and LARD
Fresh Meats, Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumers
SPCIAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED
TO SHEEP Mfcl
Do You Shampoo Your Own
Then use Violet Dulce Sham
poo and Head Wash Crystals
Not U ordinary oa Shampoo but a lh..ruuKhly
Scientific and Antler pile Tonic M(l OSSMr
Violet Dulce Shampoo Crystal dom not
effect color of hair or make It Wry,
Harsh, or Brittle. Sold only at
The Rexall Drug Store
25c. PER CAN
REED RROS. Props.
i ggpiaMMBiaM "
MRS. ETTA CUMMINS, Prop.
Best Surgical Room "!!.?.?
In the State Outside of Portland.
xi d . CnnA Care and Com
fort for Patients-Reasonable Terms
Graduated Nurse in Charge
election and see what the people
sny. Pay no attention to the
pessimist who says we can't dis
pose of bonds now because of the
war, etc It's a cinch we can't
sell bonds until we vote 'em. so
let-; do our part then if we are
turned down we'll have to join
the railroad people and other ca
Watching Effect of The
The Oregon Sportsman has the
following commi nt upon the rab
bit bounty now in effect in this
It will be interesting to find
out how Harney County will come
out in her experiment with the
rabbits. The history oi the
bounty law is not one of BUCCei I
Too oi'd u the people w ho are
most in favor of bono tie-, wish to
make a profit out of the common
r at. tne of the serious objec
tions to the bounty scheme is thai
.on as the creatures grow
abundant o thai it ceases to
be profitable to kill them, the
dc iti ucti n of the pesl stops
The creature has not 1 en exter
minated and it is but a short time
before another bounty has to be
passed. It is a question whether
com pe ten I men cannot be hired,
as the Government is now doing
and wheth r thtse creatures can
not be more effective reduced in
number and at a far more r a on
able price to the taxpayi r
For several years the Btate has
been paying out considerabh
money to destroy coyotes which
are the natural enemies of the
rabbit. The coyote and jack
rabbit probli m in Eastern Oregon
is a good example of overthrow
ing the balance of nature.
I or Renl 160 acres of land
adjoining line range, plenty of
water, good house and a garden
plot that can be irrigated from
springs. Inquire at this offlc .
That Male Quartet at
Tonawama on May 14
There is no music more pleas
ant than that of a good male
quartet and We have it on Reed
authority that the Uotarian Quar
tet is one of the best now appear
ing in the West. Their singing
of some of the old favorites such
as Dudley Muck's "Annie I.nura"'
and "When the Corn is Waving,
Annie Dear." Nevin's "The
Rosary," along with some of the
latest popular songs, make up a
program that everyone can enjoy.
There is also enough of the hu
morous injected throughout the
program to keep all interested,
whether musically inclined or
not. and at the same time then
is plenty of good music to satisfy
the most discriminating.
M. I.. Bowman, who is known
in almost every city of the Unit
ed States and Canada, having
sunn the bass roles in "Faust,"
"Aula," "Lohengrin," "Tann
hauser," "Riggoletto" and many
Other well known operas with the
Henry W. Savage English Opera
Co., is the bass of the Uotarian
Quartet This alone is sufficient
t guarantee the quality of the
Harry M. Wetiel, first tenor
nf tlu itii'irtcf hsU m Ivrii VmM
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highly recommended as a soloiat
el' merit. For
a number of years
l ist at the First
lie was tenor si
Methodist Church in Duluth,
Minn., where he was also in
great demand ;ls a concert artist.
Albert Brown, second tenor
pianist of the quartet, has for
several seasons been entertaining
the public from the Lyceum plat
form, where he has always been
a great favorite. Mr. Brown is
e penally pleasing in his recita
tions, accompaning himself on
Dr. Grover, baritone, is versa
tile in the extreme. Besides sing
ing baritone with the quartet he
is an artist of the first quality on
the banjo. His banjo solo play
ing is of a high standard, so much
BO that where he is better known
he haa been called "The King of
the Banjo," and this is not the
onlv thinu- in which th.. doetor
excels. His dialect impersona-
tions are a scream from begin
ning to end.
If you are looking for an even
inn's entertainment that you are
sure to enjoy, don't miss the Ro
tarian Qbartet tit Tonawama on
May 1 I. Coupons for reserva
tions may be secured now from
Mrs. Sutton or at The Times-
Ibrald office. These coupons en-
title the holder to choice seats Is the largest single land holder
when they are placed on sale at in the county. Its lands are for
the Rexall Drug Store May & sale and are being sold on the
Strength Of the advancement of
State Engineer Issues Oregon Eastern into the country.
The sale must naturally he slow
Water Permits in Harney tnroURn tne (,.av n building the
road. Wheat nor in fact any-
During the quarter ending the thing can be raised except lock,
first of this month the State En- until there are Iran poitation fa
giner has issued the following eilities furnished.
permits for the appropriation 01
water in Harney ceunty:
A. E. 1'olander, of Fields, has
a permit to irrigate 40 acres, di
verting water from Trout creek
in Sec. '"J T. :'.! S. K. 86 E. M.
S. Huffman of Andrews, for the jUC(l ,mt. tl) two tons of wild hay
irrigation of ICO acres, diverting ,n.r Ueri. Why? Wliv not more?
water from South Ankle creek, ktfd hay is the best stock feed
in Xev. 17 T. 34 S. It. 82 E. W. j uIL, wrld and can be raised at
I). Huffman of Andrews, for the Locost With an area of si and
irrigation of 160 acres, diverting onehalf million acres Harney has
water from W. atid K. Ankle no ,airoail. The (. K. ends in
creeks, in Sec. k t. :m s. u. 88, Malheur canyon and haa no traf
Iv Joseph I 'arsons of Andrews, u. and Harney might raise mill
fort he irrigation pf 160 acres, j()S ,, bushels of grain but has
diverting water from W. and Iv U) transportation, an absurd and
Ankle creeks, in Sec. H T. 84 B. ! unbusuu islike condition, brought
K. 88 Iv Archie McCowan of ubout by railroad speculators and
Burns, for the irrigation of 100 i()mcal from an economic oper-
acres, diverting water from
Chickuhominy creek, in Sec. 35
T. 22 S. it. 25 E. M. V. Dodge
of Burns, for the irrigation of K0
acres, diverting water from
Chickahominy creek, in Sec. 35
T. 22 S. It. 25 K.
K.m.i.11. I'auii HclUvsd.
Why suffer from rheumatism
when relief may be had at so
small a cost',' Mrs. Elmer Hatch
Peru, Ind., wiites, "I have been
subject to attacks of Keuinatisin
for years. Chamberlain's I.ini-
menl always relieved me imme
diately, and I take pleasure in
recommending it to others." 25
and 60 cent bottles. l'W sale by
Dry cleaning and pressing at
the Burns Steam Laundry. 4tf.
SOME REASONS WHY
ROAD NOT EXTENDED
Vale Paper Gets Down to "Brass Tack"
In Editorial Comment on Railroad
Situation. Harney Capable of Big
Tonnage, While Road Stops Short
Whe-e no Traffic can be Produced.
The Vali' Enterprise wis the slices by I. A. Brodie. who rap
facts pretty close to right In an I resented the United States
editorial comment upon the rea- Bureau of Farm Management
son the Oregon A Eastern Is not In the order of their importance
extended to Harney Valley. The these factors arc type of far
article quotes President Parrel, ming, magnitude of businsari
"The extension must wait until quality of business, and organi
people are willing to invest in cation. Ry type of fanning is
railroad securities; that the p'r- meant the character of farm
tion of the road now htiilt pro- operations as determined by the
duces practically no revenue; that principal products sold. If 10
the land in Harney county is held per cent or more of the farm in-
hy big companies whi h retard conic is derived from the sale of
development and settlement." grain the farm is a grain farm;
This is the cemment: As to the if from dairying, a dairy farm,
first objection we rather think and If from mixed products, a
that the construction of the Ore
gon Eastern to the coast will di
vert all through freight from the
present mu cumoing rauroao ir.e
O-W. R. A N. The Oregon East-
vr" i,rt'seii's no neavy k"""'
,r,im Nj ssa to the coast and is a
certain competitor tor all througn
rather think that had
the O. S. L kept the road and
continued building, that today
the O-W. R. a. N. would be a
local road from Nv.-sa-lluntii.g-
ton to Portland on account of
those same gradei
As to the second reasen: a road
commencing al a point white
traffic does not originate and end-
ing in a steep canyon through
which it has passed for 60 miles
out of 76 cannot be expected to
I have any traffic, Imagine the O
V. K. it N. commencing al Hunt
ington and ending at Pendle
ton, where would they realise?
The Oregon Eastern Is a splen-
aid "tandard roaa wim me w i
of bridges and concrete culverts
Intended for heavy transconti.
nental trains and rollini stock,
an absurd construction fora local
road from Vale to Riverside.
Harney Valley is one of the
few remaining wheat growing
countries yel undeveloped in ihe
west. Its elevation and some
what greater rainfall than in the
lower valley eii-uivs a fair crop
of grain every year. The Oregon
Western Colonization company
Harney county has out
containing 300,000 acres and an
other with 200,000 acres. It has
the reputation of being 'he best
irrigated of any county in the
state and its irrigated lands pro
(live Harney county a railroad
and Ha lands of the great P. L.
8, company and of Mr. Mauley's
Company will become SO valuable
that they cannot all'ord to raise
wild hay, but will either produce
greater crops themselves or will
let someone else farm the land.
(he latter being most probable
J'ut the Oregon Eastern Into the
vvheat growing section of Harney
and a revenue will be produced
even though fears of competition
'tuop the road far short of the
Four Factors for Farming.
There are four principal factors
that in most cases determine the
deirree of success of farming, as
presented to the 0. A. C. eonftr-
general farm, magnitude of but
iness is measured in a number of
ways, such as volume of capital
Of of labor employed, area farm-
ed or crops grown. It must be
""l1"1 i" inoviuw um-iu.ui- ur
bor incomes. My quality is meant
superiority in pinuuctive power.
as that of the strength or intelli-
gence of the farmer, the produc-
live capacity of a cow, or that of
an acre of land. Organisation is
a utilization of all farm forces in
systematic manner and compre
(tensive records of investments,
expenditures and final returns,
Mr. Brodie gave full explanations
of each of theae factors, careful
ly selected portions of which will
be offered to the farmers through
the tate press as opportunity of
fer Baptist Church Doings.
ordainance of Baptism
iv i d last Sunday.
three months Sunday
School contest ended last Sunday.
Mrs Reed's class of boys had a
total attendance of 166 and Mrs
Horton's class of girls 142, The
Careful Gleaners Class beat the
Hibie class, the score being H7
and 131, The loosing classes
treat tin1 winners to a big feed.
Thirty boys were present at
the boys class last Sunday.
Total at tendance Sunday school
Itoth piano and organ are used
at church services.
Subjects for next Sunday :-
Morning, 'Drawing near to Cod.'
Evening, "What are we to be
lieve.'' Save Your Tires
The Hums Carago is installing,
a modern vulcanizing plant. Yotllby all dealers,
can save one-half your tire ex-
pense by having your tires pro I Bundles for the Steam Laund
perly repaired. The Burns ry can be left at the Capital and
Garage will garantee their work, -and Star barber shops.
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ATEST DKVELOPMFNT LEAGUE NOTES
ll'riira i'iu i'ihii.iii'I OurrtfpondeatJ
The Portland Chamber of Com.
meres hai undertaken a very atr-
gresslve campaign for the pur
pose of tiding the small manu
facturers now located in Portland
and at other points in the state.
As a result of a recent investiga
tion, a committee has I n ap
pointed to take charge of the
work and to extend to manufac
turers any assistance they may
request from the organisation.
An exhibition of Oregon-made
goods has been installed on the
main floor of the building occu
pied by the Portland Chamber of
Commerce. All the officers of
the organisation are on the same
Moor and the exluliit will lie ex
plained to visitors by a man
thoroughly conversant with every
detail. Any manufacturer in the
state who desires to exhibit Ida
goods Should write to the mana&-
er of the Chamber of Commerce
and arrangements for space will
promptly be made. The ovarii-
zation will make every effort '0
induce buyers to select Oregon
made goods in ail cases where
quality and price make it possi
ble. Mr. J, W. Brewer, who is in
charge of the land and home-1
seekers bureau of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce, will start
Monday on a tour of several
Oregon cities for the purpose of
ascertaining what opportunities
they present for new settlers and
to co-operate with local lommer-'
dal Organizations in any move
ment for future development.
An election held in Multnomah
county last week, on the question I
of issuing bonds to the amount
of $1,260,000 to be used in hard
surfacing70 miles of county roads
carried by approximately 2 to 1
It is expected thai work will
commence within a month and
that at least 2,KMI men will le
The red soils of Polk county,
which have not been found pro
fitable when devoted to grain
growing, are peculiarly adapted
to prunes, and extensive plant
ings of the Italian variety are
being made. During the past
year heavy shipments of dried
prunes have been made from this
county to Prance and Germany.
NothinH to Good fur a Cold or Cough.
When you have a cold you
want the best medicine obtain
able so as to get rid of it with
the least possible delay. There
are many who consider Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy unsur
passed. Mrs .1. Boroff, Blida,
Ohio, .-ays, "Every since my
daughter Ruth was cured of a
severe cold and cough by Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy two
years ago, I have felt kindly dis
posed toward the manufacturers
of that preparation. I know of
nothing so quick to relieve a
cough or cure a cold.
A floor that is shabby or worn, a chair
that you want to change from oak to ma
hogany finish, or a table that has been
marred or scratched can be made like new
or made to match the balance of your
You will be surprised to know how easi
ly you can do this work yourself and how
little it will cost.
Ask at our store for free books, "Home
Decorating" and "Acme Quality Painting
Quid Rook." They tell all about what
finishes to use to secure the results you
Burns Hardware Co.
V F TUf I") C (I?
ING ALFALFA ARE TOLD
Experiments Conducted by Government
Expert Results in Helpful Informa
tion. Bulletin Issued Showing How
Frequent Fields Should be Irrigated.
Test Would Apply in This Section.
Facts concerning the best meth
od of Irrigation of alfalfa as de
termined by the experiment sta
tion near Hermiston have just
been made known by theagricu!
, lural department.
In 1114 an experiment was Cor
ducted to determine the relative
desirability of irrigating alfalfa
unce a week- once in tw0 weeks,
an'J once in three weeks. The
ntl(1 whic" was irrigated once a
week for 24 weeks received 9.7
acre-feet of water per acre and
produced 5.57 tons of hay per
acre. The field given 12 bi-weekly
irrigations in 24 weeks receiv
ed 6.8 acre-feet of water per acre
and produced 5.30 tons of hay
per acre. A third field which
was irrigated 8 times in 24 weeks
once every three weeks was
L-iven A a nnr.fo rr u;,i.r
acre and yielded 4.0 tons of hay
p).r acre Thua jt is fieen that 24
lmirations oroduced onlv 0 27
ton more hay per acre than 12
irrigations. In other words, an
increase of only about 500 pounds
of hay resulted from 12 addition
al irrigations and 4.4 acre-feet of
additional water per acre. This
increase in yield was certainly
not sufficient to pay for the extra
water and labor necessary in irri
gating the field 12 times.
It appears that to irrigate only
once in .'5 weeks is not frequent
enough. The field which was ir
rigated once in two weeks yield
ed about a ton per acre more
than the field which was irrigat
ed once in three weeks. Thus,
12 irrigations during the season
produced a ton more hay per
acre than X irrigations did. The
results of this experiment indi
cate that alfalfa on sandy soils
Bhould be irrigated about every
two weeks during the growing
season, and that it does not pay
to irrigate alfalfa as frequently
as once a week.
We do job printing.
Breakfatt 5:30 to 9
NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Mac's Restaurant & Bakery
Located in the new Levens Building
W. R. McCuistion, Prop.
Supper 5 to 8
.J. .AJ-V . -.-.. - IW
The Burns Flour Milling Co.
Manufacturers of home products
HIGH GRADE FLOUR
"CREMO" THE FAMOUS BREAKFAST FOOD
The Cream of the Wheat, Fresh und Palatable
Bran and Other Rolled Mill Feeds
You Patronize Home when you deal here
Is The Place to Trade
Firt: 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.
Receipts for the week at the
Portland Union Stockyards have
been cattle 1657. calves 31, hogs
1172, sheep 3340.
ly heavy runs of cattle the las-t
few weeks the market has been
slightly lower to steady, choice
steers are still selling 7.50 to 7. 75
with the other grades at the usu
Demand for hogs seems to over
run the light supply of only fair
grade of offerings. A few very
good loads touched the 7.05 spot
Monday. Outlook steady.
Shorn sheep are beginning to
i come to "market and although not
I strictly fat arc commanding very
good prices. Special spring
lambs are lower while other
i choice lambs are steady at 8.75
to 9.25, for full wools. Shearings
1.25 less. Other sheep steady.
Tonawama tomorrow night.
Sumpter Valley Railway Co.
Arrival and Departure Of Trains
No. 2, Prairie 10:15A.M.
Sumpter 2:35 P. M.
Baker 4:00 P. M.
1, Baker 8:30 A. M.
Sumpter 10:05 A. M.
Prairie 2:10 P. M.
No. 1 Makes good connection
with O.-W. R. & N. Co. No. I
(Fast Mail) leaving Portland 6:30
P. II., arriving at Baker 7:o5 A.
M. and No. 17 from east, arriv
ing Raker 0:50 A. M.
No 2 connects with No. 5 (Fast
Mail) arriving at Raker 7:." P.
M. which picks up Pullman at
Raker, arriving at Portland 7KX)
A. M. Also with No. 18 at
10:45 P. If. for points East.
Dinner 11:30 to 2
Short order at all hours