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About The Times-herald. (Burns, Harney County, Or.) 1896-1929 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1915)
CITY OF BURNS
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The Biggest City In The Biggest
COUNTY OF HARNEY
The Biggest County In The State
Of Oregon, Best In The Wert
County In The State Of Oregon
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON. OCTOBER 23, 191S
DIRECT RAILROAD CON
NECTIONS FOR BURNS
Burns Delegation Forces his Hand, Says
R. F. Strahorn, and Makes Formal
Announcement. Leading Financial
Men of Portland Will Assist in the
Promotion of Central Oregon Road
T!,' following is taken from the
Ortninizalian of the Portland
railway committee, to assist Ro
bert V. Strahorn in analysing the
Catlow valley in southern Harn
Mr. Strahorn made this an
nouncement following a long con
ference with the seven members
and formulating a financial f the Hums Railroad club who
bast for development of Central hart made (he journey to Fort
OrKr"ti ty the Oregon, California 'd to see what Portland's senti
& Kastern Railway company, j rnent is toward the development
was ierfected yesterday by the ' of Central Oregon,
selection of these financiers nnd The line is not included in the
business men: immediate building plans, but is
A. L Mills, president First a ultimate construction that will
National band. '"' absolutely necessary if the
J. C. Ainsworth. president territory is to be fully serv
United States National bank. ,edand brought into touch with
Wm. Udd. president Udd &' Portland its natural trade center.
Tilton bank. The Burns delegation, consist-
Nathan Strauss, manager '" or Leon M. Hrown, bam M.
Fleishncr Mayer company. : Mothershcad, Geo. Fry, J. L.
Franklin T.Griffith, president ul. H. C Levens, C. H. Leo
Portland Railway, Light & Pow- nHr1 nd Robert McKinnon.spent
er company. several hours with Mr. Strahorn
C. C. Colt, president Union yst.nlay. The railroad builder
M.t nunmnv artri nwaiilfn lad not intended to announce at
Portland Chamber of Commerce.
These men will collaborate with
Mr. Strahorn in formulating a
supplementary report to the Port
land business men who signed a
letter to the railroad builder ask
ing what great constructive work
Portland can undertake durinx
this time plans for Burns and the
Blitzen and Catlow valleys, but
when he heard the proposition
that Bums had t make, he said
it "forced his hand."
"It appeared that while the
committee and the citizens of
Burns are very anxious to aid the
1916. The report will he made general railway development of
at a second meeting of these men,
to be called when engineers of
the O. C. A FJ. have finished sur
veys and estimates of cost.
With the report, it is probable
that the committee will present
recommendations and suggestion
central Oregon in every possible
way, their present tendancy is
necessarily in the direction of a
line from Burns eastward to a
connection with the O. W. R. A
N. now approaching the edge of
Harney valley from Riverside,"
for the financing of the railroaded Mr. Strahorn. "This would
manifestly take their business all
Direct railroad connections for out eastward and tie them up
Burns is a part of the develop- t closer to outside cities like
mentioned in the vicinity of Ar
den, which ia a central point In
Harney valley, 20 miles south of
"They might thus not unnautu
rally expect to find their best
trade territory cut off, and in
view of the longer delay which
must ensue in the financing and
construction of the Oregon, Cali
fornia A Eastern than the 0. W.
R. A N. to the east with which it
might be possible to connect at a
comparatively early date, they
are figuring hard on this pro
In this connection Mr. Strahorn
suggested that considering his
observations in central Oregon
in connection with Colonel Hanley
and others, he had been impress
ed by them with the ultimate
necessity for a north and south
line crossing the Oregon, Cali
fornia A Eastern at some point
near Arden and Narrows, and
connecting Burns with this line
and the Blitzen and Catlow val
leys to such an extent that he
nas had that matter uppermost
in his mind as a very important
The country south of Burns for
75 miles, including the Bitzen
and ( atlbw valleys and other
territory on the west side of
Stein's mountain. Mr. Strahorn
regards as of vaat importace.
Stein's mountain ia without ques
tion one of the largest and pro
bably the most reliable summer
ranges for cattle and sheep in
the Pacific northwest, he said,
and the slopes and valleys at its
base which can be drained and
irrigated have a total area of
several hundred thousand acres.
The dry farming territory far
ther south he believes to be one
of the most reliable in central
Oregon. All this should natur
ally drain northward over such a
route to the Bend-Harney valley
line and be more or leas tributary
to Burns and ultimately to Port
land: Most of this trade now
goes to Boise and Winnemucca
and will thus continue unless
something of this sort is done.
THE STATE INDUSTRIAL
Commission Fixes Rate for The Various
ing in dissipated by the injured
workmen in lawyer's fees and
court costs In suing for his
Loring V. Stewart
MEET WITH SUCCESS
Kinds of Farming Operations andi,.T",T,"! VTHmU: siT
r 1 am in receipt of numerous n-
Farmers are Urged to Take it UpJquirje!,"8tLhe88ib'lityof my
""' " ""r candidncv hefnrn Ui '.! t.nh oon
One Cent a Day Taken From Each
Workman Under Terms of Act
his wages would be $56.00 per.
II Y CAKLK A lilt A MM
Mamhrr Ol SUto In.tnHlrlul Aeeidi l
Farmers of Oregon are coming ai cont8 to be contributed by the
to realize that insurance for their workmen making a total amount
workmen against accident is de- to l,c remitted to the Commission
sirable. thpref.ir. th Ktate In. of $1 38 for the month. This is
dustrial Accident Commission duo and Payable on or before the
has established a rate for differ-' 15th of the month following that
candidacy before the Republican
primaries for nomination for re
election as State Senator for the
22nd district, you will favor me
by saying to your readers:
I will be a candidate before the
primaries for the Republican
nomination for re-election, but in
ent lines of farming old-rations
under authority of Section 31 of
the Amended Act passod by the
last Legislature and which he
came effective July 1st. The
great interest manifested by
farmers ia shown by the fact
that up to date about 200 farmers
have availed themselves of the
benefit of this Act. although the n the course or his employ
Commission has up to this time men'- lbe Commission will pay
been so busy putting into opera- !" expenses for Doctor's bills,
tion the new amendments to ik- medicine, etc., not exceeding
law that no effort has been made ,250-00 and in addition compena-
to notify farmers of their privi- 8le l workman lor time lost by
lege to take advantage of the
Act This information is becom-
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,... ... . , . ,... ,-.-wpr my mxy to advise my mends
and Republicans generally of my
district that I will be unable to
devote either time or money to
making a campaign for votes.
either bef re the primary election
or the fall election, if nominated.
Since last election, my brother
and I have entered into a some
what extensive stockraising, en-J
terpnse. the success of which, I
feel, requires not only the indus
trious, constant attention of both
of us for the next four years, but
along with it, some close figuring
along the lines of economy. I
must, therefore, assure my
friends that the success of this
stock ranch enterprise is the par
mount issue with me at present,
for this is the source of livelihood
of my little family and myself.
In other words, I follow ranch
ing for a liyiihood, not politics,
Delegation of Burns Citizens Return to
Report Encouragement in Effort to
Secure Railroad Connection for us.
Portland Business Interests Fully
Realize Commercial Importance
in which the work is preformed.
Those farmere desiring to se
cure the protection of this Act
may do so by making application
to the Commission for applica
tion blanks and a copy of the
The protection afforded to both
'employer and workmen is injur-
j paying him a portion of his wag
es, not less than $30.00 per.
ing widely disseminated and has month. Under no circumstances ( and expect to continue to do so. If
caused a number of unfortunate
instances in the commission
office during the past few weeks.
in a number of cases men have
been injured on the furm and
the employer has then made ail
ment program of Robert E. Stra
tum, who was legally elected
president of the Oregon, Cali
fornia & Kastern railway yester
day, at the first meeting of the
stockholders. Mr. Strahorn an
nounced last night that his plan
Boise and Salt Lake.
"However, they are all loyal
Oregonians and are not thus tak
ing a position for an eastern out
let in preference to the more di
rect line to Portland promised by
the Oregon, California & Eust-
.. i n.. ow.i;nrw,r cm. mm iosmon umm-s
li r,nm n.,.m rn Mrrnw ' their xrcat anxiety over u pos
U i II1C I a Will aUiil" w a a v w -
and Southward through Blitzen
Valley to the "P" ranch and
thence oVer the divide into the
sibie failure to be left out in the
cold entirely, through the propos
ed connection of the two lines
FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER
Burns Meat Market
BACON, HAMS and LARD
Fresh Meats, Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumer
SPCIAL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED
TO SHEEP MEN AND BIG ORDERS
1 OF 7,500
We buy Drug and Drug Store
Supplies with 7,500 other
Let us nil your Prescriptions We
are In business for your health
REED RROS. Props.
The Rexall Drug Store
,! , II ll I a
The Rurns Hospital
MRS. ETTA CUMMINS, Prop.
Beat Surgical Boom and Equipment
In the State Ontelde of Portland.
Nice Rooms, Good Care and Com
fort for Patients-Reasonable Terms
Graduated Nurse In Charge
A DANGEROUS MISTAKE
Burns Mothers Should not Neg
lect Kidney weakness in children
Many children have weak kidneys.
An early warning is bed-wetting.
Often followed by backache,
'Tib a mistake to neglect these
To blame the child for its own
Seek to check the cause.
Save the child from dangerous
Doan's Kidney Pills are especi
ally for weak kidneya.
Thousands of parents know
Read this testimony.
Mrs. W. M. Andia, 1602 V Ave
nue, La Grande, Oregon, says:
"I have used Doan's Kidney Pills
with the beat of results and have
also given them to or little girl
for weakness of the kidneys.
She had complained a great deal,
but Doan's Kidney Pilla soon
acted on her whole system,
strengthening her kidneys and
benefiting her in every way."
Price 60c. at all dealers. Don ' t
simply aak for a kidney remedy
-Get Doan's Kidney Pills the
same that Mrs. Anis recommends.
Foster-Milburn Co., Props., Buf
falo, N. Y.
Sumpter Valley Railway Co.
Arrival asd Departare Of Traiai
No. 2, Prairie 1 Oil 8 A.M.
Sumpter 2:35 P. M.
Arrives Baker 4:00 P. M.
N;i, Baker .30 A. M.
Sumpter 10i05 A. M.
Arrives Prairie 2:10 P. M.
No. 1 Makes good connection
with O.-W. R. A N. Co. No. 4
(Fast Mail) leaving Portland 6:80
P. M., arriving at Baker 7:66 A.
M. and No. 17 from east arriv
ing Baker 6:60 A. M.
No 2 connects with No. 6 (Faat
Mail) arriving at flakar f.
M. whicV $:' MP FuU,nn ftt
Baker, arriving at Portland 7:0Q
A. M. Also with No. 1H t
10:46 P. M. for points Hut.
can he sue the employer for dam-; it were otherwise, mv exntrittni
ages on account of injuries sua-1 in the two sessions of the Oregon
tained as the money paid by the Legislature convinces me, I would
Commission is full compensation now be faring badly from a finan
under the law for the injury, cial stand point. If anyone can
This insures the employer ab- come away from Salem with a
plication to come under the Act,Boluto protection from damage balance to his credit out of a State
and sent in remittances to cover i SU1 " possibly from court Senator's salary he will do better
his premium with hope that by costs and insure workman of a' than I would hope to do. However,
so doing the injured man would lment of his expenses and 1 1 will ask my friends to circulate
be cared for by the State. This, j money on which to live while in-1 my petitions about the first of
of course, is important as will be I jured. Workingmen'scompenaa-j the year and if nominated and
realized by all readers. Itissim- tion is one of the greatest steps j elected will promise to devote the
liar to insuring a building after in legislation. It is not only pro- necessary time and money to cn
the same has burned down and tection to the individuals, hut it able me to fulfill my duties as
is a protection to society against i State Senator with credit to my
injured workmen who might be- j party and district. I will also be
come public charges and who of-1 triad at all times to answer all
ten do. It is a protection to the questions by mail. Mv efforts
families of injured workmen j if elected, will be, in the main.
against auirering and povery and
then expect to collect insurance
on the building. Similarily a
great many applications have
come in from farm hands who
have been injured, for benefits
under the Act. They thinking
that ho long as they have not re
jected the Act they are entitled
to its benefits. However, no
protection can be extended to
workmen unless accepted by ap
plication of the employer.
The rate fixed for farming op
erations is general farming in
cluding all operationa incident
thereto, 2 per. cent ot the pay
roll. Threshing, -clover hulling,
hay and straw baling. 4 per. cent
prune drying 1 per. cent; wood
cutting, 3 per. cent; land clear
ing without blasting 36; per.
cent; with blasting 5 per. cent;
road work 3 per cent.
In addition to the above the
employer is required to collect
from the workmen and remit
with his own contribution ope
cent a day from each workman.
In computing the amount due the
Commission add $15.00 per. mo.
for board when the men are
it is a protection to the public in
the way of taxes, because one of
greatest costs of our system of
government is court coats and
one of the greatest forms of
court costs is personal injury
cases. Under Oregon's present
liability laws it has become com
paratively easy for injured work
men to secure damages against
employers by bringing suit.
Lastly, state compensation is
insurance conducted by the State
without profit and the state ap
propriated sufficient sums of mon
ey to more than pay all the ex
penses of operation, so that every
dollar collected from employers
and workmen alike is paid back
directly to injured workmen in
first aid and for time lost. Num
bers of farmers and a great
many manufacturers in times
past have afforded themselves lia
bility insurance from insurance
companies and in such cases the
Notice is hereby given that
there is money on hand to pay all
and board and works 26 days, Questionable as more than half d prior to Dec j m4 InU,r
s ...... 1 of it is used by the company in' est ceasea Oct. 11, 1915.
expenses and profit and, a, con- It. A. Miller,
hoarded I'Vir instance, ll farm
hnndknflid U0 no ner. month 1 amount received by the workmen
along the same general lines as
in the last two sessions.
Adv. Lorinc V. Stkwart.
Hogging off Field Peas.
While field peas make an ex
cellent feed for fattening hogs
they are not popular in Eastern
Oregon, largely because the yield
is less and the expense of har
vesting more than with other
crops. But the peas are said by
the Eastern Oregon Branch Ex
periment Station to be among
the moat promising of legumin
ous crops for rotation sytems, so
that the hogging off the crop to
save the expense of harvesting is
being tried out. In this way the
hogs do their own harvesting.
Burns is to have a railroad.
That is settled, according to the
delegation that returned from
Portland Thursday evening.
The committee of citizens who
recently went to Portland to con
fer with President Farrell of the
O. W. R. AN. Co., and others
come back greatly encouraged
but with nothing to say for pub
lication. The men, consisting of
C. H. Leonard, Sam Mothershead,
J. L. Gault, L. M. Brown, R. J.
McKinnon, Judge Levens and
Geo. Fry. are sanguine of ulti
mate success of their mission to
the metropolis, although nothinir
definite has been done at present.
The Burns delegation was well
received by the commercial bod
ies and business interests of Port
land and their entire time was
token up while there discussing
the development of this big terri
tory. They aroused much inter
est among the substantial people
of that city and made them fully
realize the importance of this
territory in a commercial way.
That they fully appreciate this
was manifested by the way they
took hold of the situation and
their frank manner of treating
the railroad problem. Burns is
sure of every possible aid from
that source in its effort to secure
a direct line and the delegation
feel sure the matter will be ac
complished. When aaked for details mem.
bers of the delegation stated that
it would hardly be right to pub
lish information that was consid
erated of a confidential nature.
Several plans are under consid
eration, any one of which would
The Times-Herald did not urge
further discussion of the matter
under the circumstances.
faith in the wisdom of the men
who went as Burns' emissaries
to ascertain the feeling of the
financial interests of Portland
public at the proper
To Encourage Thrift.
Should children in the homes
and the school be taught to earn
and to save and in general to
practice thrift? A Chicagobank
er, S. W. Strauss, thinks so, and
has financed an organization
known as the National Thrift As
sociation, whose sole purpose is
inculcate ideas and practices of
thrift in the business and home
life of the people. The associa
tion is divided into seven sections
one of which is designed to pro
pagate thrift doctrine in the
schools and colleges of the land.
And an Oregon man, Dean J.
A. Bexell, of the Agricultural
College School of Commerce,
has been appointed head of this
section. The appointment came
as a result of Dean Bexell's fa
miliarity with national education
al ideals and methods. It calls
for extensive investigations and
reports of present thrift teaching,
accompanied by suggestions as
to how to improve it. Among
other thing essay contests will be
provided for with liberal cash
prizes to winners, which will be
paid for by Mr. Strauss as a part
of the campaign fund for Ameri
Whan Baby Ha the Croup.
When a Mother is awakened
from a sound sleep to find her
child who has gone to bed appar
ently in the best of health strugg
ling for breath, she is naturally
alarmed. Yet if she can keep
her presence of mind and give
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
every ten minutes until vomiting
It has j is produced, quick relief will fol
low and the child will drop to
sleep to awaken in the morning
as well as ever. This remedy
nas neen in use tor manv vears
and the railroad men, therefore with uniform success. For sale
will await developments that will by all dealers.
This store has its own
Plant in which can be
ground lenses of any de
scription. This enables
us to guarantee absolute
accuracy in filling your
prescription. Quick ser
vice on your repairs.
any broken lens, whther
originately made at this
store or elsewhere. You
will find this great
isiderabk) portion of that remain-
C. M. SALISBURY
Jeweler and Optician
SiS CENTRAL OREGON LINE
The Portland Chamber of Commerce
Invites you to the
Manufacturers' and Land Products
Portland, October 25-Nov. 13
2nd Annual Show of All-Oregon end
Southern Washington, Agricultural Pro
ducts and Manufacturing Resources
WedtMWlay, Nov. 8, Homesteader Day
Friday. Not. 8, Central Oregon Pay
Round Trip Tickets Sold on a Reduced
Bnsis frpm Central Oregon Points
Oct. 80 and Nov. 4 and 1 1
Final return Limit Seven Days after date of sale
J. H. COREETT, Agent, Bend
Breakfast 5:30 to
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 ft 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
To be Given Away
Every Saturday at 8 P. M.
ONE ALUMINUM SET
Be" sure and bring your coupons
you may be the lucky one
The one having the number
nearest to the number under
the seal will be the winner