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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (July 31, 1915)
CITY OF BURNS
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest City In The Biggest
County In The State Of Oregon
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The West
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, JULY 31, 1915
O.-W. R. & N. LETS CON
TRACT FOR EXTENSION
Oregon & Eastern Line From Riverside
to Crane Creek Gap is Under Way
And will Employ 300 to 400 Men.
Covenant Made With Builders to
Employ Local Settlers on Work
Immediately upon notification
yesterday that they had been
awarded the contract for con
struction of the 30-mile exten
sion of the Oregon Eastern rail
way from Riverton to Crane
Creek Gap. Twohy Bros, began
the assembling of materials and
expect to begin grading along the
diligent labor and a following
grade of stakes. No deep cuts,
no heavy fills, piactically no rock
work save at the river crossings,
no tunnels or costly or dillicult
facing of clilFs are on the program
as shown by profile maps.
The grading will be finished
some time this fall, the engineer
line of surveys within the next declared, and the line should be
few days. The extension will in regular operation from Vale to
cost $1,500,000, says the Journal. Crane creek in the early spring.
Chief Engineer J. R. Holman ' Anticipating construction a num
of the O.-W. R. & N. company, ber of new settlers have gone in
made formal announcement of to the country this year, and re
the contract award which hasialization of this has had its part
been under consideration for. sev
eral weeks. The line is'the ex
tension by one more link of the
projected line through the Mal
heur canyon from the eastern
edge of the state at Vale towards
the western ultimate terminus
which is to be either at Odell on
the Southern Pacific or Bend, the
terminus of the Deschutes rail
way. The railroad company, while
eager to get the line advanced as
rapidly as available funds will
allow, so greater revenue may ac
crue through the settlement of
the country, expressed just as
keen a concern over the welfare
of the settlers already on the land.
Accordingly, covenant was made
in the contract with the builders
that in every instance where it is
possible, the force of workmen be
recruited from these settlers and
that all provisions and supplies
that can be purchased along the
route be acquired from the set
tlers. This will afford a market for
crops that are already being
raised and assure the men with
teams an addiliun to the incomes
they have been seeking to wrest
from the soil.
In no case does the extension
present any difficult engineering
problems. The country is high
and practically level. Aside from
the construction of three big
bridges across the Malheur river,
the project is easy, reiuiringonly
in inducing the officials to push
construction as rapidly as possible
The railroad work will give em
ployment to between 800 and MO
men and will involve a cost of
11,600,000. Steel for the first of
the three bridges to span Mal
heur river is already on hand.
The remaining material will be
ordered at once, and unless de
lays occur in fabrication it should
be in place bv the time the rest
of the line is ready.
Experiment Station Note
Made on July 27, 1915
IIY U K. IIKKITHAITT, Sl'I'T.
To all who contemplate paying
the Experiment Station a visit
while the crops are in good con
dition for viewing the results on
the various plots, of which there
art more than seven hundred, let
this constitute both a cordial in
vitation to come and a warning
that the visit should be made soon
before harvest begins.
Following the season of 1!14
which had an annual precipitation
of only 8.5 inches, with just
about even 5 inches of rainfall
since January 1 and with severe
frosts in Jane ami again in .inly.
this season has probably been
about as severe as comes to Har
my Valley. In spite of this,
where the cropping practice has
been correct, very good results
will be obtained.
Among the interesting things
demonstrated among the exqeri
mcntal plots on the Station are
comparisons of continuous crop
ping to grain with the alternate
fallow-grain practice and the
three year fallow-grain pea sys
tem; the effect of manure on al
kali spots; good summer-fallow;
different amounts of seed per
acre; different dates of seeding of
the important crops; and com
plete varietal trials of all the im
portant winter and spring sown
crops as well as crop trials of
many less important cereal and
leguminous field crops of interest
to the future of agriculture in
this part of the State.
Only Poison and Traps
Control the Sage Rat.
STATE WATER BOARD
INSPECTS MARSH LAND
Party is Accompanied by Soil Expert on
Tour of Central and Southeastern
Portions of State Where the Water
Rights Are Pending Adjustment.
Harney Valley Soil Found the Best
The members of the State
Water Board, consisting of Com
missioners Cochran and Chin
nock, State Kngineer Lewis and
John Dubuis, engineer of the
State Desert Land Hoard, arriv
ed here last Saturday evening.
Ihcse gentlemen started out sufficiently decayed to
with the purpose of looking over ideal for seeding.
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
1 OF 7,500
We buy Drugs and Drug Store
Supplies with 7,500 other
Let us All your Prescriptions--We
are In business for your health
REED RROS. Props.
The Rexall Drug Store
The Burns Hospital
MRS. ETTA CUMMINS, Prop.
Beat Surgical Room and Equipment
In the State Outside of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for PatienU-Reasonable Tern
Graduated Nurse In Charge
Since sage rats cunnot be fenced
against the only methods known
to farmers at the present time are
the use poisoned of grains, pois
oned salt and traps. "We hope
that we may discover a method
of poisonig or destroying them
by use of gas," says A. E. Lov
ett, agricultural agent of Crook
county, Oregon. "The extermi
nation of these pests requires or
ganized effort in every communi
ty and also of all the communi
ties working together. Although
this is the busiest season of the
year for most farmers and also
prabably the hardest time of the
year to fight these pests, so much
damage is being done by them
that every reasenable effort to
get rid of them is justified.
"This is the season when pests
of this kind do the most damage.
These suggestions are given
out at this time because farmers
generally give more consideration
to such material while the dam
age is being done than during the
season of the year when the pests
are not active.
"I would recommend a careful
consideration of the destruction
of these pests at this time," con
cludes Mr. Ix)vett. "Let the
farmers of each community get
together early In the fall and lay
plans for organizing effective de
struction work in eradicating this
pest, beginning about January
first and continuing until the rats
refuse to eat poison in the
Water Commissioner and
Newspaper Man Get Lost
State Water Commisioner Coch
ran and his engineer, Mr. Luper,
with the manager of this great
religous weekly, visited the Chas. the proper proportions are right
Wilson ranch the other evening for the growing of crops. In
and the party had occasion to go some places it has been found
out in the field. While going that the soil lacks some of the in
through a big patch of oats the grediences necessary to crop and
sun was hidden by clouds for a will require building up in some
time and the entire bunch had to I respeets. For instance, it was
camp and wait for the sun to found in some localities that the
come out in order to get their di-1 vegetable matter was not sufli
rections. Those oats were so piently decayed to make crop
blamed high one couldn't see pings profitable and mineral mat-
where he was goipg until the aunjk'r must be added; on other
was visible to locate directions. places, not marsh land, however,
Juntura and Burns Con
nected Direct by Phone.
The James Weston telephone
line was completed in from Jun
tura and connections made last
Wednesday and The Times-Herald
man had the privilege of vis
iting over the line Thursday to
try its efficiency. He talked to
the post master at Juntura, the
hotel man at Riverside, the may
or of Albritton, in fact all the
celebrities along the line. The
service was exceptionally line,
very distinct and altogether sat
He learned that the railroad
state before real farming can be contractors would be in Kiver
undertaken. side at once with equipment to
In this Valley the soil analysis start the construction of the line
shows the silts has been brought. 'on toward Harney Valley which
down from the higher lands and is an item of news that people
nroperly distributed with the want to hear.
vegetable matter and the latter Mr. Weston recently incorjwr-
make it ated this line and a board of di
rectors and officers were elected.
STATE GAME WARDEN
PAYS VISIT TO HARNEY
Finds Development of Farming Industry
in Harney County is far Advanced'
Compared With Other Sections of
State he Visited. Is Out Getting
Acquainted With Deputy Wardens
the marsh lands of the cistern Such an investigation is quite Sufficient capital has been secured
and southern part of the state important to the people interest- to not only complete this throuih
ed and it is also profitable to line with direct connection with
those men who have to deal with outside points by the telegraph
the problem of water distribution lines, but also to take care of the
The tinal adjustment of the wa- several rural lines he has pro
ter rights of this section will be jected throughout the territory
determined some day and with 'covered! With modern equip
with a view of making a study
of the character of soil and
ascertain what effect water and
drouth had upon such soil. Mr.
Duduis is a soil expert and he
took samples from the various
places visited and the men dis
They visited both the upper
and lower Klamath marshes, the
Paulina marsh, Chewaucan,
Goose lake. Warner and finally
arrived here. The party made
only a partial inspection of such
I lands in this valley but mfRcient
to ascertain the general charac
iter and come to a conclusion in a
(comparative way with those ex
jamined more fully. Mr. Chin
nock had to return lo his district
from this point but Mr. Lewil
and Mr Dubuis continued on over
into Malheur county. Commis
sioner Cochran tixk them aa far
la Riverside and returned here
I to get in readiness for resuming
(the water cases on the Silvies
Mr. Cochran talks interestingly
and intelligently of the findings
of these gentlemen upon this
trip and is convinced the trip lias
resulted in bringing them to a
better understanding of condi
tions and therefore a help in
their final findings in the adjudi
cation of water rights and the
duty, or rather quantity of water
necessary on such soils. He finds
the soil of this Vullcv in murli
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that is the mineral and vegeta
ble matter has become better
assimilated to the degree that
intelligent handling the big Har
ney Valley will have ample to
supply all with sufficient water
for profitable farming, then we
are going to come to the realiza
tion of the possibilities of this
MCtlon as a farming territory
and prosper in proportion.
Malheur Water Inspec
tion Being Held Here
Rhea Luper, field engineer for
the State Water Board, has been
in Burns since Tuesday in charge
of data and evidence submitted
in the adjudication of the water
rights of the Malheur River.
I his procedure is merely for the
purpose of permitting those in
terested to look over the claims
and take such action as they de
,sire should they tind any appar
ient infringements upon their
Mr. I.uper goes to Riverside
tomorrow to place this data at
tlie hands 01 interested parties
in that vicinity for inspection on
; Monday, then to Juntura for
'Tuesday and Wednesday for the
same purpose. From that place
he goes to Vale and Ontario to
I he inspection procedure.
Mipi. i.ocnran iniorms ine
Times-Herald that the adjudica
of the rights of the Malheur has
no such complications as is the
case of the Silviss, therefore ex
pects to have the cases over there
cleared up without much delay.
ment and every community of
note throughout the territory,
including a line on over to the
Warm Springs section through
Narrows to the west, this com
pany has a very attractive field.
The franchise granted Mr.
Weston and his associates in
Hums required the line to be
completed to this point by Aug.
1. therefore this has been com
plied with and time to spare. A
few phones have been placed on
the local exchange and this num
ber will be increased just as soon
as linemen have the time to wire
up the several places and make
The main through line connec
tion brings it to The Times-Herald
building where it is the in
tention to establish the central
office provided the confusion and
noise of Tonawama does not in
terfere with efficient service.
duced from a common thing to
an uncommon. The people want
their hunting and shooting and
they know that it cannot long
continue if the flagrant and com
mercial violators have a free
reign year in and year out. The
game department has no regard
for this class of violators and ev.
ery effort will be used to bring
these men to justice.
"Every good citizen should be
a deputy game warden without
hould report vio
game laws in the
State (lame Warden Carl I).
Shoemaker arrived here Saturday
night from Bend. Sunday he
spent the day at Malheur Lake
looking over the state game res
ervation. In an interview with a repre
sentative of the Times-Herald,
Mr. Shoemaker said that he was
very much impressed with the
country in Eastern Oregon.
This, he said, was his first trip to
this part of the state. The de
velopment of the farming indus- a salary and
try in Harney county was far llations of the
advanced compared with other same manner as he would make
sections of the state through an effort to apprehend a man
which he has traveled on this seeking to effect an entrance in-,r'l-
' to his neighbor's house. Co-oper-
"I am taking this trip to get 'ation of good citizens means
acquainted with the county game much to the department and wfl
wardens and the citizens," said materially assist in the preserva
Mr. Shoemaker. "One of the 'tion and protection of our game.
easiest tasks the state game dc- "The game, belongs to the
partment has now is to get the ' people they should give active
co-operation of the people of the is" well as moral support in its
state in the protection of game . I protection. "
The people have come to the re- Mr. Shoemaker is editor and
alization that the game actually owner of the Roseburg Evening
belongs to them and that if they News and upon his return to his
want to continue to enjoy the home expects to write a story
sport of fishing, hunting and of his impressions about Harney
shooting they must take an ac- county. He left Monday for
live part in the protection of Raker.
our game animals, birds and fish. !
It is their property and they I Bt Diarrhoea Rmjy.
should insure it through protec-! ,,
thP ffiirn. th, u;.l "you nave ever uscu Lliam-
The Third and Last Time.
, i ..iihil.iit.-.l I
Chas. is some farmer but he isn't
worth a cent on directing one to
Eor bargains in stockmen's
bed sheets and tents, go to J. C.
Welcome & Son's.
"Pride of the Pacific"
is the place to forget summer s
heat and dust, aso The Cares
and Worries of The Day to
enjoy life at its best, down
by the sea where ocean breezes
Reached only via the
Railroad & Navigation Co.
Tickets on sale daily at low
fares for the round trip
Ask A. C. EGAN. T. F. & P. A..
but land that is susceptible of ir
rigation under streams now be
ing considered by the board for
adjudication, there is too much
mineral matter and the soil must
be devoted to a system of crop
ping to bring It into the proper
The other evening Receiver
Sam Mothershead invited the
manager of this great religous
weekly to accompany him to his
"inverted" ranch up in the hills
some 10 miles where he "had
some sage hens staked out."
This was the third time he had
extended such an invitation in as
many years. A man will try any
thing most once but it takes a
credulos cuss to accept Sam's in
vitation for three times and never
find a blessed chicken. Byron
Terril was roped in on this trip
and thought he was really going
to get some game, therefore load-
Esther Naomi Jones was born led up with enough amunition to
in Wisconsin October 22nd, 1852. j annihilate half the German army,
She was converted and joined but he brought his gun home
the M. E. Church South in early - without firing a shot. Byron in-
life to which church she has been sisted he saw a goat on one point i
a faithful member since. of rocks but after climbing over
She came to Oregon in 188-1 1 the rims and through deep can
and was married to W. R. Carrett ,yons for a while he finally decided I
July 4th, 1887. he must have been mistaken.
At 11 OC10CK on the night ol i Sam has one of the biircresl '
tion the same as they do their
homes and property against loss j
"The organization of the Rodi
and Gun clubs throughout the i
state has done much to assist this
Idea of protection. The true!
sportsman is a man who will not
violate either the letter or the'
spirit of the game laws. They
have formed these clubs and have!
preached the doctrine of protec-1
tion in season and out till it has:
taken a deep rooted hold of the j
citizenship of the state. True itl
is there are still violations of the
game laws. This is to be cxpec
tad, but violations have been re-
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Di
arrhoea Remedy you know that
it is a success. Sam F. Cuin,
Whatley. Ala., writes, "I had
measles and got caught out in the
rain, and it settled in my stomach
and bowels. I had an awful time,
and had it not been for Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy I could not possi
bly have lived but a few hours
longer, but thanks to this remedy,
I am now well and strong." For
sale by all dealers,
J. W. Vanderpool delivers ice
every other day to any part of
the city. Leave your order.
July 24th, in the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Roe Buchanan,
she nassed to her reward, leav
ing behind her a clear testimony
that she was ready to go. A
Breakfast 5:30 to 9
Dinner 11:30 to 2
NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Mac's Restaurant & Bakery
Located in the new Levens Building
W. R. McCuistion, Prop.
Supper 5 to 8 Short orders at all hours
Whan you break your
eyeglasses bring them
here. This store has a
workshop right on the
premises and you will be
surprised to learn how
soon you can have your
glasses repaired. It saves
you the inconvenience
you must endure when
your eyeglasses or spec
tacles are sent to a dis
tance for repairs.
C. IN. SALISBURY
Jeweler and Optician
Eyes Tested filaues Filled
ranches in this whole section to
pay taxes on only Kit) acres. If
ii were spread oui nai instead oi
two thirds of it being perpendic
ular he'd have at least a section
little while before she died, she i and after one has climbed over it
quoted St. John 14:2. "In my for half a day he is Inclined to
Father's house are mapy man-1 think it might cover a township.
sions; if it were not no, I would This ranch is not for sale,
have told you. I go to prepare a
place for you." And
some songs to be sung
She suffered much, but like her
Savior, she bore all patiently,
thus proving that: "lie is able
to keep that whicn I have com
mitted to Him against that day."' Departs
There are left to mourn their i No. 2,
loss, her husband and five child- j
rani Daisy Buchanan of Burns, Arrives
Glenn (iarrett of Riley, Naomi I
! Choate of Riley, and two older Departs
children by a former husband, No. 1, Baker 8:30 A.M.
I J. 11. Carter of Fllensburg Wash-1 Sumpter 10:05 A, M.
jington and C. A. Carter of I Arrives Prairie 2,10 P.M.
Burns. Also two Btep children
who are present; T. M. (Iarrett No. Makes good connection
lof Riley and Orah Mace of with V,W. R. N Cn Nn A
Burns. i ..m( Mail! leavinir Portland :(
called for. We do job printing.
Sumpter Valley Railway Co.
Arrival and Departure Of Trains
Prairie 10:15 A.M.
Sumpter - 2:35 P. M.
Baker 4:00 P. M.
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
The funeral services were held
from the Naaarene church at
Burns Ore. Rev. S. L Flowers
in charge. Interment was made
in the Burns cemetry.
The tender sympathies of the
P, M.. arriving at Baker 7:rfi A.
M. and No. 17 from east arriv
ing Baker G:60 A. M.
No 2 connectH with No. Ii (Fast
Mail) urriving at Baker 7:55 P.
M. which picks up Pullman at
host of friends of this family was Baker, arriving at Portland 7:(K)
proven by the large attendance I A. M. Also with No. 18 at
at the funeral service. 10:45 P. M. for points Fast.
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