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VOL XXIX
BURNS, HARNEY COUNTY. OREGON. NOVEMBER 27,1915
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RAILROAD TO GAP RE
CEIVES CONSIDERATION
Chicago Contractor Makes a Proposal
Through C. B. McConnell That is
Being Entertained. Mr. Davidson
Offers Free Right of Way Over
Colonization Co.
"If you people can get a rail
road built from Crane Creek Gap
to Burns we will nol only donate
riffht-of-way over all our land
but will put $6,000 into the pot."
That's what President Davidson
of the Oregon & Western Coloni
zation Co. said to a few friends
who met him in this city Thurs
day evening upon his arrival
from Portland by way of Prine
ville. Mr. Davidson was in Chicago
recently and took up the matter
of a railroad to connect at Crane
Creek Cap with the 0. W. R. & N.
line to Burns with William C.
Ross, a contractor, who had al-;
ready made a proposition in a
letter addressed to C. B. McCon
nell in this city and which had
been embodied in a report made
by the latter to the executive
committee of the Railroad Club
of Burns at a meeting held last
Sunday evening.
The Sunday evening meeting
for the purpose of perfecting the
organization of the Burns Com
mercial Club but Mr. McConnell
was asked to read his report and
later the railroad committee took
it up formally and it has been
discussed during the week. The
Times-Herald has no definite in-
formation as to the final result of Iceived favorable consideration
the conferences held other than ; but there is no disposition to wait
that the proposition is receiving I for this when the eastern connec
favorable consideration and some j tion is within immediate reach.
definite steps will be taken im
mediately along the line.
The proposition of Mr. Ross is
attractive in that he proposes
not only to take up the railroad
to Burns but he and his associat
es will also invest in other impor
tant development enterprises
that are of vital interest to the
country. Should this be brought
ubout the water problem will re
ceive a consideration and that
most desired development be giv
en financial assistance that will
aid materially in bringing about
the final settlement of the rights
of people to the water of Silvies
River and the completion of the
irrigation project which has had
the attention of Mr. McConnell
Breakfast 5:30 to 9
Mac's Restaurant & Bakery
Located in the new Levens Building
BURNS, OREGON
W. R. McCuiation, Prop.
MENU SUNDAY, NOV. 2S, 1915
Ciu of Chicken Sowp
Sprint elMck, frind to order
Oysters, nay tjrU
Crackasl Crafc
Friod Columbia Riw
Frasa friod Halibut
Silvarsida Smolt
Roast beef and brown flrnvjr
I' .i pork and apple sauce
Mashad potatoes
Chicken aalad
Apple, Mince aad
Tee,
Coffee,
Supper 5 to 8
XMAS IS
The place
vs.ur tniis
exall
Lands and $5,000
for the past few years.
After Mr. McConnell read his
report Mr. Hanley asked if those
present would like to hear from
him on the railroad situation and
upon an affirmative voice he
talked at some length. He said
he was not in favor of putting
up one dollar toward a railroad
that was the other fellow's job.
We did not need a railroad at
first but should concentrate our
efforts upon the development of
the territory and that the railroad
situation would take care of it
self. There were those present
who do not believe Mr. Hanley
meant just what he said in that
respect. There is every reason
why we should have railroad com
munication within the next year
and while every individual pre
sent realized that the develop
ment of the country should be
given first consideration the rail
road to Burns is one of the es
sentials to this end. The people
of this section are not going to
wait for an indefinite time for a
line to this city, nor are they go
ing to neglect otlvr important
matters in their efforts to hnng
this about.
Mr. Strahorn's proposition to
build in from the west has re
Mr. Ross has made a definite pro
position and committed himself
and associates to support other
development projects of this ter
ritory and it would seem we must
give him consideration at once.
It is possible the railroad com
mittee has other suggestions of
this character but until they are
brought out and definitely out
lined the siuation Is now mots
favorale to Mr. Ross. Mr.
Davidson's frank statement
that his company is ready to act
is another strong feature favora
ble to the Immediate action
upon a line from Crane Creek
Gap.
We do job printing.
Dinner 11:30 to 2
Salmon
50c.
35c.
35c.
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3Sc.
Baked squash
Creamed Parsnip
Pumpkin Pio
-ocoa
Short orders at all hours
NEAR
to get
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Oregon Beef Outlook
as Viewed by en Expert
The supply of marketable beef
has been cleaned up early and
with remarkable thoroughness,
the feature of the trade balng
large eastern shipments. This
reverses the conditions of the
last three years in which heavy
shipments of beef were made In
to Oregon from points as far
east as the Rocky Mountains.
This condition encouraged In
crease! production in Oregon and
growers confronted the conditon
of large bodies of marketable
stuff with coast markets demand
ing less than usual. Hence the
shipments east, which went large
ly to Omaha and Kansas City.
The present situation, summed
up by Professor E. L. Potter,
head of the Agricultural College
Animal Husbandry department,
is that local prices of marketable
beef are a little lower than norm
al and prices of feeders consider
able lower. This fact has caus
ed the eastern shipments. The
degree of the local depression is
shown by a comparison of prices
of feeders for the last three
years, which were as follews:
Prices of feeders two years ajro
were $6.75, one year ago $6.26 to
$6.60, and this year $6.76. This
was for good stuff near railway
shipping points.
Only small lots of feeders are
going into the feeding grounds of
Eastern Oregon and other live
stock districts, since feeders lost
money the last two years and are
unwilling to take chances this
year. Peed is scarce and pas
tures light, due to light rainfalls
and rather poor hay crops. Pre
vailing growing weather the fol
lowing spring, so that the feed
ing season is likely to be prolong
ed at both ends.
"Notwithstanding these facts"
said Professor Potter, "hay pric
es remain about normal the lack
of demand for fattening about
balancing the light crops and
rather supply of stock cattle on
hand. There will probably be no
big supply for the Portland mar
ket in the next few months, but
the demand for meat is slow and
westen buyers will probably be
willing to get on with rather less
than the usual until the demand
improves."
A USEFUL PAIN.
Burnt People Should Heed It.
Warning.
Have you a sharp pain or a dull
ache across the small of your
back? Do you realize that it's
often a timely sign of kidney
weakness? Prompt treatment is
a safeguard against more serious
kidney troubles.
Use Doan's Kidney Pills. Pro
fit this nearby resident's experi
ence. ("has. Kurtz, salesman, 1618
Center St, Baker, Ore., Bays:
"For twenty-five years I was in
misery with gravel. My bladder
got inflamed and the doctor had
to use an instrument to relieve
me. I lost weight and appetite
and was in bad shape. I spent
hundreds of dollars doctoring and
trying medicines, but never got
much relief until I took Doan's
Kidney Pills. After using the
second box, I began to get relief
and I continued until I was in .
much better health."
I'rice 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills I
the same that Mr. Kurtz, had j
Foster-Milburn Co., Props., Buf- i
falo. N. Y. j
Sumpter Valley Railway Co.
Arrival sad Departure Of Train
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Departs
No. 2, Prairie
Sumpter
Arrives Baker
10:15 A.M.
2:35 P. M.
4:00 P. M.
Departs
No. 1,
8:30 A. M.l
0:05 AM. I
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STRAHORN RAILROAD
PROJECTS ARE BOOSTED
Portland Papers Report Enthusiastic
Reception of Promoter at Lakeview
and Klamath
port. Central
Share in Enterprise says Oregonian
A report from Klamath Fulls, (join those of more means by pay
to the Oregonian says: Bankers j ing in $800 cash as soon as the
and blacksmiths! cattlemen and subscription roll was opened.
homesteaders, pledged support
to Robert K. Strahorn, each in
his kind, during an eventful four
days' trip through Central Ore -
gon, completed recently.
Cash, labor, terminal sites and
rights of wuy were offered, and ! trig them to Mr. Strahorn, sub
the railroad builder was assured ject only to the condition that
that the terms ho exacted would th; railroad be built within three
be complied with. 'years. The plats and legal forms
The strongest men o every wire delivered to the meeting
community visited accepted the
responsibility of undertaking the
duties proscribed.
If the promises made to me
in Central Oregon arc fulfilled,
and I have confidence they will
be," said Mr. Strahorn, "a good
start will have been made toward
getting a railroad across that big
region. 1 am gratified by the
spirit shown, not only by those
who are important financially,
but by the people of limited
means, all of whom seem to want
to have a part in helping to bring
the railroad."
Homesteaders in the level Fort
Rock country in the north end of
Lake county suggested grading
about 20 miles. Mr. Strahorn
will provide the shovels and
scraerH and the homesteaders
will furnish the horses and labor.
Similar assurances were given
by the small farmers in other
districts where it is hoped the
line will come.
Wealthy stockmen having large
interests from Silver Lake south
west to Klamath Falls and south
east to Lakeview promised rights
of way and heavy cash subscrip
tions. In spite of the fact that
Mr. Strahorn said he was not
ready to accept cash subscrip-!
tions until after the line is locat
ed and all the rights of way and
terminal sites donated to bis own
pany, frequent tenders of finan
cial support were made
The climax of the trip was at
Lakeview, the metropolis and
county seat of Lake County.
Judge Bernard Daly and William
Shirk, the two wealthiest men of
the county, and respectively the
presidents of the two largest
banks in that section of Oregon,
came to Paisley to meet Mr. Stra
horn and C. C. Chapman, who
accompanied him throughout his
four days' trip. Both give tan
gible assurance of co-operation.
Judge Daly presided at a ban
quet in Lakeview, where Presi
dent Shirk, of the First National
Bank, volunteered publicly his
pledge of financial support and
where the spirit of the communi
ty was exemplified by a black
smith, insisting that he would
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at this
With Pledges of Sup
Oregon is Eager to
At the Lakeview meeting Mr.
Strahorn announced completion
of surveys for 20 miles, and those
! present undertook responsibility
I for securing the rights of way
and terminal sites and present-
and a committee was organized
to do the work.
"Let it be understood clearly
that I will pay not 1 cent for
rights of way or terminal sites,"
said Mr. Strahorn. "I do not
care how you get them, but they
must conform to my specifica
tions and be turned over to me
all in shape, without my having
to conduct any of the negotia
tions or be burdened with any
expense in connection with ob
taining them."
A. L. Mills' announcement at
the Bend meeting that he would
help in the enterprise was read
by Mr. Chapman as it was pub
lished in The Oregonian after
having been submitted to Mr.
Mills, and everywhere evoked
enthusiam as an indication of the
kind of help that might be ex
pected from Portland. No one
made any promise in behalf of
Portland, and everywhere the
Central Oregon people were im
pressed that, as the chief bene
ficiaries of the proposed railroad,
they must first do what is ex
pected of them before they can
hope for definite assurance from
Portland capitalists.
Central Oregon Enthusiastic
That ail central Oregon is on
the iui vive of enthusiasm for
the construction of a railroad
that will release it from its long
isolation and make it possible for
intensive development to come,
was the message brought home
from Bend last night by Port
land's delegation to the central
Oregon league.
C. C. Colt, president of the
Chamber of Commerce; declared
that prospects look exceedingly
bright for the railroad, with
more than 100 representatives of
the towns and settlements at
tending the conference from al
most alt the points which are
touched by the surveys of the
Oregon, California & Eastern.
"That doesn't mean that the
railroad is built yet by any means;
but it does mean that the people
of the great empire of central
Oregon are determined todo their
share and are looking to Portland
to do its share. The obstacles
those people overcame in order
to get to Bend for the conference
indicates the extent of their zeal.
Deep snows actually prevented
some communities from having
reprenentatives there at all, and
other delegates fought their way
through drifts.
"It was a most successful meet
ing and should bear rich fruit."
Others in the party who re
turned from Bend were: A. L.
Mills, president of the First Na
i ilma I bank; J. W. Brewer of the
Chamber of Commerce; Phil Met
schan Jr. of the Imperial hotel;
F. W. Robinson, traffic manager
of the O-W. R. & N..; W. G.
Wilkes, assistant general freight
and passenger agent of the North
Bank road.
Robert E. Strahorn, projector
of the railway system that is de.
ned to open up Crook, K la
th, lake and Harney counties
mpanied by C. C. Chapman,
rman of the Oregon Deveiop-
t bureau of the Chamber of
rce, started yesterday
by automobile toward
It was the to
ft to Lakeview,
in company with the Klamath
Palls delegation, but the snows
prevented the arrival of the lat
ter contingent. The trip to Lake
view will be made later.
Mr. Mills stated that he intends
to use every effort at his com
mand to encourage the building
of the railroad, and that assur
ance he had given to the confer
ence at Bend. It is expected
that upon the return of Mr.
Strahorn and Mr. Chapman from
their trip, the plans will have as
sumed such definite form that
Mr. Strahorn will be able to state
to the Portland men who signed
the letter urging him to take up
the work, just what he will ex
pect from Portland and Oregon
to guarantee the balance of the
required capital. Journal.
The High School
(Intended for last issue.)
The following "Honor" pupils
of the Harney County High School
have neither been absent nor tar
dy during the school month end
ing November 6th, 1916. They
arranged according to classes:
Seniers: Zella Bardwell, Caro
line Biddle, Ruth Miller, Eunice
Venator, Ernest Wilson.
Sophemores: Alma Biddle,
Margo Borrowdale, Evelyn Byrd.
Jennie Cook, Esther Sweek, Cor
abelle Thimmes, Helen Thomp
son. Freshmen: Melvin Denman,
Violet Harkey, Lola Howser,
Neil Miller, Rhea Rhine, Lois
Shirk, Willis Skiens, Frank Smith.
Alex Sweek.
Patrick Donegan ranks highest
in this month's test with an av
erage of 96 1-6. Zella Bardwell
second with an average of 96 and
Lila Carter third with an average
of 94 3-4, Agnes Foley, last
month's winner, has not yet com
pleted her tests owing to illness.
This week's literary program
was put on by the Sophomore
class and was enjoyable in every
way. The hit of the program,
however, was a playlet from "A
Midsummer Night's Dream" by
Shakespeare which the class has
been studying for the past few
weeks. The Sophomores are
justly proud of their performance
for it is the best that has been
put on by the school this year.
The Library Club.
The Ladies' Library Club met
at the home of Mrs. Martha
Lampshire on Nov. 18,
The following program was
rendered: Mrs. Farre, songs, "Be
cause I Love You," and "Come
Mr. Dream-Maker. " Mrs. Lamp
shire, paper, "Why there are IIII
Instead of IV on the Face of a
clock." Miss Enid Cawlfield.
paper, "Music and Our Child
ren." Mrs. Sutton and Mrs.
Farre, song, "Tell Me the Old,
Old Story." Mrs. Lampshire
and Mrs. Geary, dialogue, 'The
Old, Old Story." Mrs. Sutton
and Mrs. Farre, song, "I Love to
Tell The Story." Mre. Sutton
songs, "Who Knows"and "In an
Old-fashioned Town. ' ' The club
joined in singing the closing
song, "Auld Lang Syne. "
The Club adjourned to meet at
the home of Mrs. Benson on Nov.
27.
Uncle Jud on
How to Advertise
Some folks who mean all right
enough would open wide their
eyes if you should tell 'em that
they don't know bow to adver
tise. They think that with suc
cess their efforts will surely be
crowned if they employ small
boys to throw their handbills
round; the hand bills litter up
the porch; are swept into the
dust, and seldom get inside the
homes to be read and discussed;
it's just a waste to throw them
out broadcast into the street
for the same amount of money
one could advertise in the home
sheet, the "ad" would reach the
women folks, for they're the
ones who buy, and they're look
ing for bargains; looking out with
eagle eye. Other merchants
waste their money paintin signs
on the barns and trees and dis
figurin' the landscape with an
nouncements. Why not be a bit
pregressive: boost your town
and do your part; and patronize
the paper with your interests at
heart? Thus, you not only get re
sults, but help the paper build a
prosperous community with hap
py merchants filled - Ex.
PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL
LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION
Week of December 6-11 at Portland
Union Stock Yards Promises Much
Interest to Stockmen. Conventions
Held During Period and Sales of
Stock Makes it Attractive to Grower
Farmers, livestock owners,
breeders and others will be in
terested to learn that the Fifth
Annual International Livestock
Exposition, to be held at the
Union Stockyards. North Port
land, from December 6 to 11 in
clusive, gives promise of being
one of the most successful yet
held. During these six days
there will be held conventions
and meetings of the Oregon Jer
sey Cattle Club, Oregon Guern
sey Cattle Club, Oregon-Washington-Idaho-Montana
Swine
Association, Oregon Holstein
Cattle Culb, Northwest Short
horn Association, Oregon Butter
and Cheese Maker's Association,
Oregon Poultry and pet stock
Show, Willamette Valley Wool
Growers Association and all to
conclude with the Breeder's and
Stockmen's Banquet
The judging dates on livestock
exhibits will be held December 6
and 7. No, entries will be ac
cepted for 'any breeding classes
after November 27. December
11 the big Hereford event'of the
year-the Hereford Cattle Sale
will take place, under the auspices
of R J. Kinzer. Secretary of the
American Hereford Cattle Breed
ers' Association. Geo. A. Gue is
manager for the Third Annual
Registered Holstein Sale, occur
ring December 10. A peculiarly
interesting date is that of Dec
ember 8, when the sale of Cham
pion individuals and car lots will
be held.
Prospective buyers will be in
terested.'to learn that to the pur
chaser of two or more carloads
of stock, of any kind, railroad
fare will be refunded to such
purchaser on presentation of rail
road receipt railroad agent,
showingamount of fare paid.
We trust our readers will not
forget the dates December 6,
11, and that this section may be
FRIEND OF THE PRODUCER
Burns Meat Market
and
Packing Plant
BACON, HAMS and LARD
Fresh Meats. Poultry
Home Products for Home Consumers
SPCIAJL INDUCEMENTS OFFERED
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you may be the lucky one
The one having the number
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at the Exposi-
Stop at the Burns Hotel when
in town. Best service.
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